Haibo: 'Isidingo' actors found out about soapie's end on Twitter

Haibo: 'Isidingo' actors found out about soapie's end on Twitter

- Motlatsi Mafatshe has revealed that Isidingo actors found out about the popular soapie's end on social media

- Motlatsi said they found out they would soon be without jobs on Twitter

- The actor said it was quite a "sad" way to find out about the situation

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Motlatsi Mafatshe has slammed the way Isidingo bosses informed actors about the show's cancellation.

Last year, Briefly.co.za revealed that the popular SABC 3 soapie was coming to an end and the last episode will air in March.

Motlatsi is unhappy that many of the actors learned about the cancellation on Twitter.

Motlatsi, who plays Sechaba Moloi in the soapie, told Metro FM, "They could have done it gracefully. The majority of people, the actors, found out on Twitter. That is so distasteful. When a blogger founds out first that a show is going to be canned."

"For a show that has been there for 21 years, you would want to celebrate the artists. It leaves a bad taste that maybe the performers or the people who work there aren't good enough."

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Motlatsi said actors were blindsided by the news, which first surfaced in November and was confirmed in December.

The SABC said the show is being cancelled due to low ratings, but Motlatsi doesn't buy it.

“There's no way you can tell me the show isn't getting any ad time. Maybe the reason behind canning the show is that they have a new show or they want to rebrand."

"That's all good and well but it felt sad the way it happened."

A petition urging the SABC not to cancel Isidingo has garnered about 1 200 signatures.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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