- Thami Mngqolo recently got candid about how his crew was laid off from the popular television series Generations
- The actor and media personality is popular for playing the role of Senzo Dhlomo, Sibusiso Dhlomo's son
- Speaking during a tell-all interview on King David Studio, Thami said the old Generations cast didn't think the producers would replace them
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Generations will forever remain one of the best soapies to come from South Africa. The show had viewers from different age groups religiously tuned in during weekdays at 8 pm.
Many were shocked following the announcement that Generations was going to be cancelled and replaced with Generations: The Legacy.
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Many South Africans still wonder what happened behind closed doors before the announcement that the star-studded show was going to be canned. Thami Mngqolo, who is popular for playing Senzo Dhlomo, recently got candid about the issue of contracts and the show ending.
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Speaking during a recent interview on the King David Studio podcast, Thami said they were informed that the soapie was returning but with a different storyline and cast. He said:
"We did not realise they could do that. You may try and pivot or rename Senzo, but coming up with a whole new story? That didn't scare us because you can try but you will never have what you had with those and the legacy it had built up.You can try, but it will never have the same essence."
The actor also revealed that they sought the help of politicians, including then president, Jacob Zuma, but it was all in vain.
"We went to Luthuli House, we went to Nkandla to go mobilise and we had a meeting with the president on a Sunday morning, and we were promised that never will the show come off air."
Generations viewers are glad to hear their fav Thami Mngqolo open up about what happened
Social media users who used to enjoy the popular soapie loved hearing from their favourite star.
"I certainly have learned so much about the entertainment industry and how to navigate through the highs and lows of being an actor here in South Africa.Thanks a lot Thami for sharing your story .❤️"
"I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and look forward to part 2."
"It's sad what these guys are subjected to. Actors deserve more."
"He has put it all into perspective. I certainly cannot wait for part two. Thami is a great actor. The characters Senzo and Jason are the first thing that comes to my mind, at the mention of Generations."
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In more entertainment news, Briefly News previously reported that fans still wonder what happened to some of the original cast members of their all-time favourite soapie, Generations.
Although fans can still see some Generations stars, such as Connie Ferguson and Katlego Danke, still doing their things in shows like The Queen and Gomora, respectively. Many are still curious about what happened to others, such as the talented Thami Mngqolo, who went under the radar soon after leaving the soapie.
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Source: Briefly News