- Actress Katherine Kelly Lang is spending some time in South Africa
- Her visit raised eyebrows after the SABC revealed they had money issues
- Mzansi ask why the 'Uzalo' actors aren't paid if the SABC could pay for her trip
Katherine Kelly Lang, best known for her role as Brooke Logan on ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’ has landed in Mzansi and while fans are excited to have her here, her arrival has raised some questions especially since the SABC has admitted to having a cash flow problem.
The SABC claimed to have no money to pay the actors on the show, ‘Uzalo’ but now many are wondering about who is covering the cost of Katherine’s trip and who is paying her for the appearances she will be making during her stay.
It was announced that she would spending time making appearances for the broadcaster to meet fans and she will also have a cameo role on ‘Isidingo’.
Vuyo Ngcukana, an actor on ‘The Queen’, has been the most vocal about Brooke Logan’s visit.
He feels that if the SABC are the ones paying for her time in the country, they should have used that money to pay the salaries of the ‘Uzalo’ crew and cast.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that ‘Uzalo’ has since stopped filming as actor and the crew have refused to work until they receive their salaries for the month of August.
SABC spokesperson Neo Momodu stated that Katherine had paid for her own trip to South Africa because she is participating in the Ironman World Championships.
TimesLIVE reports that Momodu explained that the SABC did not pay her anything because they took advantage of her time in the country by asking her to meet fans and to appear on ‘Isidingo’.
He also went on to say that the SABC are doing their best to acquire more money to keep themselves afloat.
They are currently meeting with all of their production teams including ‘Uzalo’ as well as suppliers and service providers to keep them updated with the current financial crisis that they are facing.
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