Menzi Ngubane & Family Secrets stars furious for not being compensated

Menzi Ngubane & Family Secrets stars furious for not being compensated

- Menzi Ngubane and other Family Secrets stars are furious because the show's producers have not compensated them

- Ngubane, Sophie Lichaba and Sonia Mbele have expresses that they were not even aware that Family Secrets will air this past Sunday

- Ngubane and the other angry big names have revealed that there's even an ongoing court case with the producers of the SABC1 show

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Veteran actor Menzi Ngubane and other cast members of Family Secrets have revealed some of the behind-the-scenes drama on the new SABC1 drama series. The star-studded cast has not been compensated for their work on the new show.

The show made its debut on our small screens on Sunday, 6 September. Ngubane and former Generations (now defunct) cast members Sonia Mbele, Sophie Lichaba and Katlego Danke are some of the big stars who have worked on the new production.

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They have revealed that they were not even aware that the programme would premiere this past Sunday. They reportedly said the series was shot a long time ago but they were still waiting to get paid for taking part on the show.

Unnamed sources have told the Daily Sun that the cast of the soapie is not even promoting it on their social media platforms because they were kept in the dark on the new developments.

Ngubane told the publication that due to "unforeseen circumstances" the shooting of Family Secrets had to be stopped. Sonia expressed that she could not comment because there's an ongoing legal matter.

Menzi Ngubane & Family Secrets stars furious for not being compensated

Menzi Ngubane, Sophie Lichaba and Family Secrets stars are furious for not being compensated for their work. Image: @menzingubanesa/Instagram @sophie.lichaba/Instagram
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SABC spokesperson Mmoni Seapolelo distanced the SABC from the drama between the actors and the producers of the show. She shared that it is not the national broadcaster's duty to pay actors.

Family Secrets was dragged on social media for poor quality when it aired for the first time. Below are just some of the comments from those who watched the show:

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@LuKayMampuru wrote:

"It’s stuff like this that made me stop watching mahala (free) TV @Official_SABC1 what is this???"

@SinayoSambu commented:

"This new show on @Official_SABC1 #FamilySecrets, is so badly shot. Such dodgy editing hay."

@Tjandidah said:

"The grade/colour correction is a bit off."

@nol_andile wrote:

"This thing is boring aai."

@ChilliBaybes added:

"I'm not happy with this first episode, next week better be a banger."

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In other entertainment news, reported that that Kabza De Small has hinted that he wants to drop another project. The Amapiano music producer recently took to social media to ask his fans if he should drop the new project or wait for a while.

The musician surprised many people in Mzansi when he dropped a new album with a whopping 27 tracks on June 26. Now the hard-working self-proclaimed King of Amapiano wants to release another project. Mzansi tweeps have flooded his comment section with mixed reactions since he posted about the new project on Monday, 8 September.

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Many social media users have shared that he must wait a bit because they're still enjoying the last project, titled I Am The King Of Amapiano: Sweet and Dust. One of his surprised fans @NiisoShabangu wrote:

"Ay khona sesikathele loya (no, we're tired), 27 tracks was enough for the rest of the year, namanje asikayiqedi (we haven't finished listening to it)."

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