- The family that owns the rural house that belongs to the Ndlovus in Isibaya has slammed the show's producers for allegedly using the house without permission
- The Sithole family in Msinga, northern KZN has claimed that Isibaya is disrespecting them
- Family member Ayanda Sithole said they are "angry" at the producers of the show because they allegedly didn't ask for permission to shoot in their house
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The family that owns the rural house that belongs to the Ndlovusin Isibaya has slammed the show's producers for allegedly using the house without permission.
The Sithole family in Msinga, northern KZN, has claimed that the hit show is disrespecting them. They claimed the Mzansi Magic drama series has been using their home without consent or agreement.
One of the family members said they were "angry" at the producers of the show because they allegedly didn't ask for permission.
Ayanda Sithole spoke to the Daily Sun. Ayanda complained:
"This is disrespectful of Isibaya. They use our home and we’re angry as they didn’t ask for permission."
Ayanda said the producers of the show never said anything about shooting in their house but instead gave their late mom only R500.
"Our late mum told us there were people who claimed they just came to admire our home."
He further said they were surprised to see their house on TV.
"People always come here and take photos. Some even come here with the hope of seeing Isibaya actors."
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Ayanda said the family has made several attempts to get hold of the show's management but their efforts have not been fruitful.
The publication reports that executive producer at Bomb Productions, Desiree Markgraaff, was not available for comment.
In other news related to Isibaya, Briefly.co.za reported that Isibaya star Zakhele Mabasa 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. Zakhele expressed that a huge budget has been spent to ensure that they are safe when on set.
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."
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