- SABC 3 has announced that it will be replacing the Isidingo time slot with repeats of the show before a new programme comes around
- Disappointed South Africans took to Twitter not only to express how sad they were that the show was ending but to also to show they were not impressed with the repeats strategy
- The show was canned last year after the SABC admitted it was facing financial hardship
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When Mzansi learnt that SABC 3 had cancelled Isidingo, many were disappointed to see their favourite show go. However, there was an anticipation of what was to come but it seems nothing new is coming.
The channel announced that it would run Isidingo repeats for the next few months.
The final episode aired on Thursday, 12 March after running for 21 years.
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According to Channel 24, Friday, 13 March and Monday, 16 March will be 'birthday celebration' episodes and from Tuesday Mzansi will see various Isidingo themes showed for the next couple of months.
Mzansi took to Twitter to express their disappointment not only that the show was coming to an end but also that it was going to repeat old shows.
Here are some of the reactions:
@oyama_yaya: "But SABC Encore is there for the same reason."
@MasegoBMo: "But why so gonna miss my faves."
@StukieMtsweni: "@Tlatsi @sosovanderru, @Bohang Kgothalo, Lincon Sibeko, Nina Zamdela, Makgorometša, ndlula Mithi ka Sibiya and the rest of the crew... it's unbelievable @SABC3"
@Zamo_Scott: "Guys let's gather as a country and give SABC our USBs with nice movies and series... ngeke pela."
@SurferGirlGypsy: "Just in case you missed something over the last 21 years..."
Isidingo was officially canned late last year. Briefly.co.za reported that the SABC was facing financial hardship for some time, which forced them to make some really tough decisions in order to keep their heads above water.
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