Lebo Mathosa doccie series remains shrouded in controversy and drama

Lebo Mathosa doccie series remains shrouded in controversy and drama

- People were excited about the Lebo Mathosa biopic until they actually saw it

- Shortly after the show's debut episode, fans of the late icon began to complain about the way details had been left out

- There has also been unhappiness about the actress chosen to play Lebo Mathosa, Keabetswe 'KB' Motsilenyane

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Just over two weeks ago, Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story made its debut on South African screens and it did not go well at all.

Viewers were unhappy with the show skipping on the legendary icon's Boom Shaka days and the way she was portrayed.

Things were already shaky when Kelly Khumalo backed out of the show - she would have played as Lebo - and was replaced by Keabetswe 'KB' Motsilenyane.

It was reported that Kelly left production because of the unhygienic state of the set and KB got dragged as the wrong person for the role.

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When the second episode aired, it seemed that people were warming to the show, willing to give it another shot.

However, now it has been alleged that the show didn't contact the Mathosa family or her former bandmates about making the series.

According to the Sunday Sun, the members of Boom Shaka were feeling disrespected when they were only consulted by producers after the script had been completed.

Junior Sokhele was quoted as saying:

"I don't watch the show but from what I have heard the Lebo Mathosa they are portraying is not the one who was my sister.
"I didn't go to the launch because I didn't get the invite. Even if I had received the invite. I wouldn't have gone. I heard someone said they don't want me there."

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Briefly..co.za learnt from ZAlebs that Lebo's brother, Peter Mathosa, said:

'"The family wasn't consulted. No one came to talk to us about it."

Monde Twala, the acting president at BET, denies not contacting the family properly.

"Our research team covered many facets of Lebo's life. Consultation was broad and involved her biological mum in the Eastern Cape and the Mathosa family."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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