-The cast of Uzalo has reportedly complained about receiving their salaries late last month
- The actors, who spoke to a local publication, shared that they're worried that they'll also get paid late this month
- The spokesperson of the most-watched SABC 1 telenovela said the cast received their payments late to due a technical problem
Uzalo is one of the most watched shows in Mzansi. One would expect their actors to be paid on time in order to continue shooting more episodes for their millions of viewers to watch.
That is apparently not the case, the cast of the epic SABC 1 telenovela recently shared their problems with a local daily publication.
The popular actors are not happy at all. They complained that they received their salaries late last month. They had to abandon work and go on a strike before they got paid.
According to ZAlebs, Daily Sun reported that an actor, who asked not to be named, said the producers of the show failed to pay them on time in January.
"The fact they failed to pay us on time last month, which prompted a strike, means that we are not respected and taken seriously."
Another actor said they are worried that they'll also be paid late this month. He said they're worried they won't be able to pay their bills on time.
The publication shared that Uzalo spokesperson Nomfundo Zondi said the reason for late payments was due to technical problems.
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that one of Mzansi's most-loved actors, Mpumelelo Bhulose, turned 49 years on Tuesday, 2 February. The veteran thespian is famous in Mzansi for his role as Gxabhashe on Uzalo.
He was one of the people who attracted a lot of viewers to watch Uzalo because of his acting skills and the way he portrayed his character in the show. The star has also appeared on other big productions such as Generations, Greed and Desire and Imbewu, among other shows.
Mpumelelo was born on 2 February, 1972 as Franchot Mpumelelo Matthews. The talented actor won the Best Actor award at the Simon Mabhunu Sabela Awards for his role as Gxabhashe on Uzalo.
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA celebrated his 33rd birthday recently. The Fela In Versace rapper received a number of birthday gifts from his fans, family and business partners.
The musician took to social media to share some of the things he received on his birthday. The star was gifted with AKA branded balloons, a birthday cake, AKA branded cupcakes, a portrait of himself and lots of love from his fans who flooded his timeline with birthday messages. Supa Mega shared a snap of his presents on Instagram and captioned it:
"Thank you so much to the Megacy. You are undefeated. Unconditionally loving and I love you with all my heart."
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