Isidingo’s apparently receiving the axe as a result of poor support

Isidingo’s apparently receiving the axe as a result of poor support

- Isidingo fans cannot believe their favourites soapie is getting cut

- After demanding answers, the SABC explained that it was as a result of poor support

- March 2020 is when the last episode will air

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The news that Isidingo was getting the axe left many die-hard fans feeling some type of way. After 21-years of the show airing on SABC, fans demanded answers.

It has been a tough year for the SABC - South African stables like Top Billing had to be scrapped due to budget constraints.

Briefly.co.za previously reported on the horrifying news that the SABC will be pulling the plug on Mzansi soapie, Isidingo.

Fans were so destroyed by the news that they started a 'Save Isidingo' petition. Unfortunately, the petition held no weight with only 5000 signatures – showing, despite popular belief, that the soapie infect has very few supporters.

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The acting group executive of television David Makubyane highlighted that the decision to cut Isidingo was made based on its low viewership numbers. The show was costing too much compared to the revenue it was bring in.

Makubyane assured fans that it was not an easy decision nor was it a decision that was made without careful consideration.

Viewers feel that Isidingo has received the short end of the stick and that the show suffered as a result of poor timeslot management by the SABC. Being in competition with eTV's Scandal left Isidingo with hardly any room to succeed.

Isidingo fans will sit to watch the very last episode of their favourite soapie in March 2020 and no petition nor plea for consideration will change that.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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