- Isibaya star Zakhele Mabasa has revealed that he feels safer on set than at home
- The actor, who plays Skhaleni on the soapie, praised producers for going the extra mile in making sure that the crew and cast are not exposed to Covid-19.
- He expressed that a huge budget had been spent on making sure that everyone was safe when on set
Isibaya actor Zakhele Mabasa has expressed that he feels safer on the show's set than at home or on the street.
The star, who plays the character of Skhaleni, praised the soapie's producers for going the extra mile in making sure that the crew and cast are not exposed to Covid-19.
Zakhele expressed that a huge budget has been spent to ensure that they are safe when on set.
In an interview with TshisaLIVE this week, Zakhele said the only coronavirus challenge he faces is when he leaves home.
"But as soon as you enter your car, you know there are safety precautions that are taken... The environment has changed drastically - in a way, you can't even realise you're on the same set.
"So for me, being on set is much safer than being on the streets and at home. I'm actually safer on set than I am at home, as well as malls."
Briefly.co.za has reported that Skeem Saam has halted production after a crew member came into direct contact with a relative who has tested positive for Covid-19. The soapie, in a statement posted on its official Twitter account, said they took a decision to pause shooting until further notice.
SABC2's Muvhango became the third major Mzansi drama series to cripple at the hands of the coronavirus. One of the employees came into contact with someone who was infected, which forced the show to halt production on Thursday.
The River has also had to stop production because of the virus outbreak.
Zakhele also hinted that there was going to be a new dynamic added to his role.
"It's the viewers that should be worried. The storyline will actually turn the tables around. They must decide whether I'm staying or leaving."
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