- Another South African telenovela has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic
- The production of Isono, a new BET Africa show, has been temporarily suspended as Mzansi enters the peak phase of the coronavirus outbreak
- The premiere date of the show, with a stellar cast including Rami Chuene, has been postponed
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Isono production has been temporarily halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the suspension, the premiere date of the new BET Africa telenovela has also been postponed.
TV producer and director Lala Tuku revealed the news on social media. She said they've made the decision to temporarily suspend production due to the fact that Mzansi has entered the peak phase of the coronavirus outbreak.
"Due to ongoing uncertainty of Covid-19 in our country, and the fact that we’ve entered a peak phase ,we’ve made a decision to temporarily suspend production on the set of Isono. Cast and crew’s health and safety remain our first priority."
The BET Africa original has an impressive cast including veteran actress Rami Chuene, Nthati Moshesh and Mpho Sibeko, among others.
BET Africa also tweeted:
"As a result of the temporary production suspension, the #IsonoBET premiere date has been postponed. Brace yourself for the #BETAfricaOriginal coming soon to @dstv channel 129."
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Isono is not the only Mzansi show to be affected by the virus. Several other TV programmes, including The River and Rhythm City, have been forced to switch off cameras due to the pandemic.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Somizi and Khaya Dladla have been slammed for breaking Mzansi lockdown regulations.
This is after a viral video showed the Metro FM presenter and Khaya, who is also an actor and radio presenter, at an apparent social gathering.
Social media users who came across the video have accused the attendees at the "party" of having booze. Khaya, who used to play the character of GC on Uzalo, could also be heard speaking about expensive booze.
In the same video, Somizi can bee seen showing off his expensive wedding rings. Khaya, who recently revealed that he recovered from Covid-19, was dragged for being at the social gathering.
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