- Phil Mphela shared his opinion on the news that ‘Uzalo’ has not paid its actors
- The show has suspended filming until further notice
- Tweeps joined in the discussion to talk about how unfair the film and TV industry can be
Entertainment critic Phil Mphela has shown that he stands in solidarity with the cast of ‘Uzalo’ who have refused to work until they receive payment.
Mphela posted his comment on Twitter as the news broke that production of the show has been halted.
He expressed that it is sad to see that even our top actors are still suffering in comparison to their international counterparts.
Briefly.co.za learned that he was also surprised to hear that such a well-received show was not able to rake in the figures to keep themselves afloat.
After seeing his tweet, more tweeps joined in the discussion about how disappointed they were to find out about the cast being underpaid.
The conversation also broadened to include the general state of the television industry in South Africa.
Mphela had previously tweeted a link to a video where he was discussing this same topic in an interview with Ndie which already had tweeps thinking.
Briefly.co.za reports that some of the staff stopped working after not receiving their pay on the 25th of August, however a few continued to work.
Now it seems that the rest of the cast and crew will be joining them as Stained Glass Productions still is unable to remunerate them for their work.
Until this matter is sorted out, no more filming will be done, and fans will have to wait to continue watching the popular show.
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