- Uzalo actor Siyabonga Shibe has poured cold water on reports that he's had fights with the producers of the SABC 1 show and was walking away from the production
- The reports surfaced on social media recently, claiming that a number of actors -including Dawn Thandeka King - were fired after getting into a dispute with the show's creators
- Siyabonga, who plays the role of Qhabanga, took to Instagram this week to set the record straight
Siyabonga Shibe, who plays Qhabanga on Uzalo, recently took to Instagram to dis-spell rumours that he was fired from the popular SABC 1 soapie. Siyabonga said he had gotten numerous calls about the issue and felt the need to address it, once and for all.
TshisaLIVE reported that quite a few of the soapie's stars, including Dawn Thandeka King, had been plagued by these firing rumours. Dawn, herself, has said she is sick and tired of the rumours.
Siyabonga said, “I have had so many calls wanting to know whether I have been fired from Uzalo or not. I have been ignoring the issue for too long now. I want to put it on record that me and my producers are in a good space and there were never any fights for whatever reason."
Siyabonga said their main aim was to produce an excellent product for viewers to keep enjoying. He mentioned that the rumours were an unwelcome distraction from their purpose on set.
Siyabonga elaborated, “We are concentrating on delivering a good product for SABC 1 since this Covid-19 has affected many. Such reporting affects many - my family, my fans, fans of Uzalo. I repeat I have never fought with anyone and I have not been booted out as some (reports) claim."
Dawn Thandeka King echoed his sentiments by saying, “Yazi ngempela sekwanele (It is really enough). This is really tiring. Can it stop now? Can it really stop? It's enough."
Briefly.co.za last week reported that Dawn had also been forced to deny similar rumours about herself.
It appears that Uzalo is keeping a tight hold on its main actors and is not planning on letting any of them go any time soon.
In other news, Briefly.co.za learnt that Lerato’s bae surprised her on her birthday with a gift she never saw coming. Mr Right covered her home in balloons and flowers, turning it into a real-life fairytale proposal.
Coming down the stairs and walking into this, we can only imagine what was going through Lerato’s mind. Lerato caught the whole moment on film, even the part where she first laid her eyes on a message that said: "Will You Marry Me Again."
This is what got peeps thinking that Lerato might be back with her shady ex-husband Thami Ndlala. While the moment was beautiful and fans were blown away, seeing the proposal note along with the personalized balloons with the surname Ndlala on them, the mood changed very quickly.