- SABC is facing serious financial challenges and in an attempt to ease its burden the broadcaster has chosen to cut back on some of its shows
- 7de Laan and Muvhango will air only three times a week from 5 April 2021 with the empty slots being taken over by other soapies
- Fans are not happy with the SABC cutting back on their favourite soapies
SABC 2 is tightening its belt and cutting back on some of its most popular shows, reducing episodes from 5 per week down to just 3.
The two series which have fallen under the knife are 7de Laan, an Afrikaans soapie and Muvhango, a Venda series.
This comes as the state broadcaster is cutting back on its wage bill by retrenching 303 employees according to News24.
7de Laan has been a weekly staple on South African television screens recently aired its 5000th episode.
From the 5th of April, 7de Laan will air on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays and Thursday and Friday's slot will be replaced by another Afrikaans drama called Die Sentrum.
Like 7de Laan, Muvhango will air from Monday to Wednesday with the two slots on Thursday and Friday being replaced by Giyani.
Fans of the shows have taken to social media to vent their frustration that their favourite shows being cut back.
"The only way that I am accepting this, is if those episodes are 1 hour each. "
"No Beuno!!!! What am I supposed to do for the other 2 days... Lord and now cliff-hangers will take a full week before we know what's up!!!!! there my goes my anxiety..."
"I’m SO p****d off about Muvhango now being reduced to three shows per week. It is simply the best!! Beats 7de Laan hands down in every respect!""
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi musician Sho Majdozi is showing South Africa that she is a woman of many talents. The rapper is set to make a guest appearance on the popular SABC soapie Muvhango. The soapie shared the news that Sho would be joining in, on their social media accounts.
Maya is going to be making her appearance on 14 January. It is not known yet whether she will be making a cameo appearance or will be playing an actual character.
“Guest appearance alert! Sho Madjozi is set to appear on the SABC 2 show Muvhango on 14 January 2021,″ wrote Muvhango on Twitter.
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