Muvhango creator slams Khanyi Mbau's R80 000 claim

2014-09-02 15:00

We kinda guessed it!

Muvhango creator Duma Ka Ndlovu has slammed Khanyi Mbau's claims about her salary when she was on the soapie. During a taping of The Close Up, Khanyi revealed that she earned R80 000 for her role as Doobsie on the popular show. And that was ten years ago!

But Duma is having none of it! The outspoken producer took to social media to slam Khanyi, while labeling her as someone who has always wanted to "hog the public space".

"I have watched a clip of this interview over and over again, (with Khanyi Mbau saying that she was paid R80 000 a month playing Doobsie in Muvhango 10years ago), trying to search for answers. She speaks with so much confidence she sounds as though she believes herself! The more I watch her, the more I am disturbed, because she is a reflection of our society and how low we have sunk," he wrote on Facebook.

He added that, although he admired how she managed to market herself, there are a number of factors at play here that make Khanyi's "posturing" a bit dangerous. "The public broadcaster is engaged with the producers of Generations and the 16 actors in efforts to come to an amicable solution about their demands for higher wages. Standing on soap boxes and telling brazen lies is not going to help the cause. Lets remember that production houses, and the SABC, have records of who is paid what and when."

He said there is no production house in South Africa, in 2014, that can pay a young inexperienced teenager R80 000.  "There is no industry person, in their right mind, who can revel and enjoy the impasse that is happening between Generations and the actors, we are all praying for a speedy resolution. This is not a time for populism and people who want to put their faces on television and newspapers..."



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