2020 has been a tough year for many. The nation had to adjust to living with a pandemic and many people lost their jobs. This was also the case for a few Mzansi celebrities.
Briefly.co.za breaks down a list of 6 celebrities who lost their gigs this year.
All is fair in love and showbusiness. The Mzansi entertainment industry has always been cutthroat, as described by a number of celebrities. Briefly.co.za compiled a list of celebs who were given the boot in their roles in the industry this year.
1. Rami Chuene
Rami is a seasoned actress and was loved by many South Africans in her role as Gracious Mabuza on The Queen. She was allegedly fired by The Fergusons after she weighed in on fellow actress Vatiswa Ndara's exploitation story with the producers.
Rami was booted from The Queen and things did not end on a good note. The matter is allegedly going to be taken to court.
2. Dineo Langa
Another casualty from The Queen. Dineo Langa was reportedly fired from the Mzansi soapie for asking Ferguson Films if she could take a break for three weeks so she could film a movie. The Ferguson's however, said that Dineo was released so that she could film the movie.
Shona and Connie Ferguson denied allegations that they were firing people from their production.
3. Sibonile Ngubane
The actor was axed from Uzalo for unknown reasons. When asked about what happened for him to leave the show, Sibonile said:
"It is illegal for me to discuss the dealings of Uzalo. People should just watch the show and they will see what is going to unfold, I do not have any knowledge of what you are asking me."
4. Katlego Maboe
Katlego was entangled in a scandal when his partner found him out for cheating and aired his business on Twitter. The media personality was then removed from being the face of Outsurance and was excluded from the Espresso Show.
Katlego has since taken a hiatus from social media and has not posted since the incident.
5. Fundiswa Zwane
The actress was let go from her role as Madonsela on Imbewu: The Seed. She was allegedly released because she had asked for a pay increase. The exit came as a surprise to her because she was not made aware that she would be taken off the show.
In related news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Buhle Samuels was reportedly fired from 'Muvhango' for being a diva. Buhle Samuels has recently been making waves as she is part of the star-studded cast in Kings of Joburg but now she's in the headlines for other reasons. Buhle has reportedly been fired from the SABC soapie Muvhango for being a diva.
She plays Matshidiso on the soapie and according to a report by Sunday World, Buhle has been fired because the producers could no longer take her behaviour.
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Source: Briefly News