Rami Chuene gets real: Industry 'con artists' not paying actors

Rami Chuene gets real: Industry 'con artists' not paying actors

- Actress Rami Chuene has not been paid for an invoice she submitted in November

- She says "con artists" of the entertainment industry are using the current 21-day lockdown as an excuse not to pay artists for work already done

- The former The Queen star has also asked Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa to extend the deadline of the R150 million relief fund aimed at providing support to artists during the lockdown

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Former The Queen star Rami Chuene wants the entertainment industry's "con artists" to pay her money now during the ongoing 21-day lockdown, and she's not acting this time.

The actress turned to social media to vent her frustrations about not being paid for work she has already done.

" 'Due to the lockdown, we were not able to process payment for the invoice you submitted in Nov 2019...' The con artists of the entertainment industry have found a new excuse to not pay artists for work done. They have our money on lockdown too."

Rami recently left the popular soapie, The Queen. She and show producers, Connie and Shona Ferguson, had been tense ever since she publicly sided with actress Vatiswa Ndara against the Fergusons.

Vatiswa had opened up to social media about the terrible treatment she received when she worked on one of the Fergusons' productions.

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Rami also asked Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa for the extension of the deadline of the R150 million relief fund aimed at providing support for South African creatives during the three-week lockdown.

"Is it possible to extend submission date for relief fund again. With issues like bad network, full mailbox, bouncing mails, tracking support documents, many artists won't make deadline. We can agree that it's been trial and error?"

The deadline for submissions to the relief fund was on Monday midnight.

She asked Mthethwa to extend the deadline to at least 10 April. Mthethwa has not responded to her request but he acknowledged on Monday that there was a technical problem with their mailbox.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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