It’s easy to think that celebs have perfect lives and that they haven’t been through the same hardships as people who are not in the spotlight. However, that’s not always the case. Briefly.co.za looked at some of our favourite SA stars who have lost their jobs but have taken it in their stride and continued to flourish.
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These 5 fabulous Mzansi celebs all experienced difficult dismissals from their jobs but didn’t let that get in the way of their dreams.
1. Moshidi Motshegwa
According to ZAlebs, Moshidi Motshegwa was cut from popular TV show The River, to fans dismay, because there was no space for her character’s story.
On top of this, Moshidi explained in an interview with TshisaLIVE that she was accused of bullying a younger actress, which she claims was unfounded.
I was accused of something I had not done, there was no evidence of me having done something like that. And I hate this narrative that older black women are threatened by younger black actresses - we are not. She (the fellow actress) was not given enough support to help her with her craft. In fact, I'm one of the people that pointed out that she needed support and I would help her.
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2. Sihle Ndaba
Sihle Ndaba has been an asset to the SA entertainment industry for many years and was fired from the popular TV show Uzalo in 2017.
Briefly.co.za found out that Sihle’s separation from the show was amicable enough, but was still a massive shock to fans and viewers.
3. Penny Lebyane
Penny Lebyane was thought to have been fired from her morning show, but subsequently cleared the air, explaining how she had resigned.
The reason for her resignation, accourding to ZAlebs, was because the show’s producers had insensitively begun to look for a replacement for the actress while she was still working on the show.
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4. Sophie Lichaba
Sophie Lichaba was one of 16 actors on hit TV show Generations who were fired after protesting for better work conditions.
Producers and the protesting actors couldn’t reach an agreement, so all 16 of the key cast members were asked to leave.
5. Sammy Sosa
According to Sunday World, former Metro FM host, Sam Lehoko, AKA Sammy Sosa, was fired from her show due to her dishonesty surrounding her health issues.
The media personality is now, according to ZAlebs, building herself up again and focusing on her family and her health.
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