- The SABC has allegedly caused Muvhango to come to a standstill
- Apparently Muvhango cast and crew have not been paid since October as a result of the SABC failing to pay
- A source said the Muvhango is being cut as the SABC cannot afford to keep the show
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As if the SABC hasn’t taken enough away from Mzansi soapie junkies - Muvhango is apparently living on borrowed time.
The SABC has had a tough couple of years and has had to make a lot of cuts no one thought would ever happen – Top Billing and Isidingo are just two of them.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Word of Mouth Production, owned by Duma Ndlovu, is not doing well.
Apparently the Muvhango fam has been forced to down tools due to financial constraints.
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A source told Sunday World that no salaries have not been paid since October and that the cast and crew have threatened legal action. This is apparently a result of the SABC failing to pay the production company.
The anonymous source also revealed that the cast and crew received an email on Friday stating that as the SABC had no funds to pay the production company that it would be terminating the contract, meaning Muvhango would no longer be aired on SABC.
"We are in constant communication with various players at [the] SABC responsible for our payment but have not received
assurances that payment will be made on time to reflect in everyone’s account first thing tomorrow morning [Saturday].
“In the absence of a payment guarantee, we have sent correspondence notifying the broadcaster that we will be shutting down at 2pm this afternoon and we will only reopen when we have been paid," parts of the email read.
Karabo Disethle Mtshayelo, Muvhango publicist, made it clear that the SABC is to blame for the shutdown and not the production company.
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