- Mzansi actress, Keke Mphuthi, has come forward to share the trauma she experienced while working for Ferguson Films
- It is believed she came forward after Vatiswa Ndara made the initial accusations of being exploited by the production company earlier today
- Mphuthi even claimed she had evidence in the form of a recording to prove that she was fired because she was pregnant
Mzansi actress, Keke Mphuthi, has spoken out against the trauma she suffered at Ferguson Films – she said the production company fired her for being pregnant.
Keke spoke out after actress Vatiswa Ndara penned an open latter to Minister Nathi Mthethwa, which she shared on social media. In the letter, Vatiswa accused the Fergusons of exploitation. She was praised by many people and is believed to have encouraged Keke to detail her experiences in a Twitter thread too.
Keke shot to fame on television screens on the drama series Unmarried and then on The Throne Mzansi, however she said the experiences behind the scenes were not all glamorous.
According to ZAlebs, Keke alleged that she almost miscarried during her pregnancy due to the stress caused by the production company.
In a series of tweets, Keke alleges she was fired after Shona Ferguson found out she was pregnant and claims she had a recording to serve as proof.
“As I said. I have a 28 minute recording of the meeting we had that confirmed my stay as opposed [to] me being fired.”
Here is how it all went down:
Keke then took her gripe a notch higher by claiming that she was furious when an extra on set had 'scanned' her child, but the scene was cut and she never received an apology from the production team for the insult.
The actress later posted a cute pic of her baby boy apologising for blaming him after she lost her job.
Keke received a lot of support from her followers. But then a former colleague claimed that her story seemed one-sided and perhaps she had concealed her pregnancy from the production company. But Keke stuck to her story of having proof in the form of a recording.
The Fergusons have still not commented on the accusations and the only response from the production company was that they were looking into taking legal action against Vatiswa Ndara.
Meanwhile, earlier today, Briefly.co.za reported that social media has been buzzing since iGazi actress, Vatiswa Ndara, caused an upset when she made allegations of mistreatment by Ferguson Films.
Vatiswa wrote an open letter to Arts & Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, as reported on by Briefly.co.za earlier.
Although Mzansi has been behind Vatiswa, the owners of Ferguson Films, Connie and Shona Ferguson, are considering legal action.
TV and radio personality, Sizwe Dhlomo, shared his opinion on the matter and soon saw himself roasted for 'defending' the Fergusons, according to TimesLIVE.
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