- Veteran actress, Vatiswa Ndara, is believed to have been axed from the SABC 2 soapie, Muvhango
- Reports claim that her dismissal had a lot to do with the actress causing quite a stir on social media recently after she penned an open letter to Minister Nathi Mthethwa
- There were also allegations that Vatiswa had a beef with Dingaan Mokebe kaKhumalo, who portrays the character of the actress' on-screen husband, James Motsamai
SABC 2’s leading soapie, Muvhango, has allegedly parted ways with veteran actress, Vatiswa Ndara, after she got into trouble for questioning the status of the industry.
Following a series of off-screen 'episodes' by the actress, the show's script team was ordered to write Vatiswa's on-screen character, Moliehi Zikalala, out of the script.
According to Sunday Sun, Vatiswa engaged in an unending escapade on social media a few weeks ago which unfortunately did not sit well with a lot of people. Vatiswa’s actions have been said to have led to her ultimate and unfortunate dismissal from the show.
According to ZAlebs, several sources told the publication that a strong correlation of allegations regarding Vatiswa’s probing nature were presumably some of the issues that led to the soapie writing her character off the show.
“Vatiswa is a professional and is used to doing things according to the book. But she was at odds with some people and questioned many things. Her questioning of things was interpreted as her questioning other people’s authority,” said an undisclosed source.
Another source, who also remained anonymous, added there was an alleged beef with Dingaan Mokebe kaKhumalo, who portrays the character of Vatiswa’s on-screen husband, James Motsamai.
Vatiswa was hailed as a heroine for actors in Mzansi over recent weeks. The actress has been trending on social media platforms for the last three weeks. Vatiswa opened up about the issue of actors being underpaid, among other thorny subjects within the arts industry.
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, met with Vatiswa to discuss the issues and Mzansi is currently eagerly awaiting the outcome of the meeting, which he promised to release in due time.
Meanwhile, last week, Briefly.co.za reported that Vatiswa Ndara said she did not mean to attack the Ferguson family when she spoke up about the unfair treatment she claimed to have suffered from their production company, Ferguson Films.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Vatiswa admitted that Shona and Connie were 'caught in the crossfire'.
"People think that I was out to attack the Fergusons. It is not about that at all. I think you can say that they were caught in the crossfire now because there had already been problems. It was just that there were situations that involved them that pushed me to say enough is enough."
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