- The Ferguson family has been thrown into the spotlight as their production company, Ferguson Films, comes under scrutiny
- Actress Vatiswa Ndara opened up about alleged exploitation at the Fergusons' hands and now more actors are speaking up
- Sello Maake Ka Ncube and Mara Louw revealed that their relationships with the family and company went sour as well
When Vatsiwa Ndara shared that open letter to the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, few people expected it to lead to so much drama.
She explained how exploited she felt by Ferguson Films and the industry as a whole.
Other celebs started to talk about their own treatment and Pearl Thusi suggested that actors form a union.
Now, more celebs are speaking up. Two of Mzansi's most admired and adored actors, Sello Maake Ka Ncube and Mara Louw, have joined the voices crying foul in the entertainment world, Briefly.co.za learnt.
According to Sello, who played the role of Kgosiin The Queen, he had been underpaid, as reported on by ZAlebs. He did not want to reveal too much but admitted that his departure from the show was not above board.
"The Fergusons can only be the ones who will reveal the sketchy details surrounding my exit on the show. However, I can confirm that there was something that went wrong between us but they are best suited in letting the public know of what the reasons were."
Mara Louw, who has applauded Vatiswa for revealing the ugly side of the entertainment world, spoke up about the consequences she had to face after voicing her unhappiness with the Fergusons last year.
She was removed from the show after she was told that there were no more storylines for her character.
TimesLIVE reported that Mara said Vatiswa could be black-listed, just like she was.
"Since I spoke out, I have been blacklisted. I have not worked since 2017. It's a cruel industry. I have been told by a few producers that they would love to work with me but they have been told that I am impossible to work with and complain about money. I was told by another producer that he wanted to work with me but was told not to. I now live by the grace of God."
Mara insisted that she does not behave like a diva.
"I have never been a diva. I have always been humble and quiet. My only fault is that I make people laugh on set. I have never acted like I am better than anyone."
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