Hansie extras still waiting for money

2011-11-23 08:32
Seugnet Esterhuyse
Pretoria - An elderly couple from Centurion have been waiting four years to get paid for their roles in the movie Hansie.

Marié de Villiers and her husband, Braam (both 72), from Lyttelton Manor in Centurion were "extras" in the movie about Hansie Cronje's life.

When Marié found out on Saturday that Kurt Darren and Thato Sikwane, or rather DJ Fresh, among others, have not been paid for their roles in the South African film The Race-ist, she decided enough is enough.

"These people have been waiting for only two years. We've been waiting four years for our money," she said.


Neither she nor her husband have watched this movie.

The filming of Hansie was completed at the end of 2007.

De Villiers said at the time they responded to an announcement where she was an exhibitor at the Lyttelton Service Centre's annual crafts show.

"Those who were interested had to meet at SuperSport Park in Centurion the next day."

"'Hell, I'm going to be in a movie'," was Marié's first thought at the time.

She immediately said the money was a bonus.

"It was just for the excitement and challenge of it, but it would've been nice to buy each of my grandchildren a Christmas gift."

She has eight grandchildren.


They were promised R500 each for their roles. The money would've been paid into their bank accounts within six weeks.

De Villiers said she and her husband received SMSes over the years saying that they should not be concerned, the money will come.

"Each year I hoped it would come before Christmas."

Volksblad reported in 2008 that the movie's financial problems began when the financing from the US company who bought the film rights, fell through in November 2007.

Frans Cronjé, producer of the movie and Hansie's brother, said on Tuesday the company that hired the extras has been paid in full more than a year ago.

"It is the company's responsibility to pay the extras," Cronje said.

He referred Volksblad to Shoot Casting, the company who supplied the extras, production crew and caterers for the movie.

Justin Browne from Shoot Casting on Tuesday responded via e-mail, saying he will only be able to "properly" respond to the query on Monday.

Browne did however confirm that they've received payment for the movie and that most of the extras have been paid.



  • Hans - 2011-11-23 08:53

    Why are they surprised.This movie was made by the family of Hansie Cronje as they tried to clear his tarnished name.They made it seem that he was innocent. Hansie you will be forever remembered as a crook who tried to sell his country.Now your movie is robbing people of the righful cash?

      Jako - 2011-11-23 09:12

      couldnt have said it better. And the movie is beyond shit aswell

      Hennie - 2011-11-23 09:20

      Hans did you tell Hansie to his face that he was a crook when he was still alive or are you doing it now that he can not defend himself against backbiters like you

      Heiku - 2011-11-23 10:17

      I would tell him to his face that he is a crook and I'm sure many people did.

      Warren - 2011-11-23 10:59

      Hennie, being dead is different to being innocent

      Dirk - 2011-11-23 11:26

      If a balance sheet was drawn up of our lives, 99 % of all people, including those who have made derogatory remarks here, would be worse off than Hansie, the best captain SA has had. Your little secrets have just not been exposed yet- but its coming

      Fred - 2011-11-23 14:05

      Well said Hans. Hansie Cronje was an outright crook and fraudster who hid behind an smile and his despicable so called Christian morals. He cheated on his team mates and he cheated the South African public. So it is no wonder his family are of equal low morality.

      dvanderwalt - 2011-11-23 15:51

      Seems that no one has read the story to the end. Browne (From the casting agency) did however confirm that they've received payment for the movie and that most of the extras have been paid. The Casting company has not paid the extras.

  • etienne.kruger1 - 2011-11-23 09:11

    My neighbor is an actor in this movie and he is still waiting for the last half of his payment from Frans Cronje

      customdesign - 2011-11-23 09:39

      I have family who worked on the movie- there was alot of backstabbing at the time and it was not from Frans Cronje. Some of the crew tried to sabotage the movie after their contracts were ended- funny you dont read about that though- seems like Frans has been protecting the very people that caused the investors to pull out. Now that is called character.

  • Arthur - 2011-11-23 09:55

    Well said Hans...the film was doomed from the start...Hansie Cronje was a hero, earning "big bucks" and he went and sold himself and his country for some "chump change" I boycotted the film and sympathize with all the people who thought that they were going to get some money out of this fiasco

  • Christo - 2011-11-23 10:09

    As Hansie n skelm was? Wat is Zuma en kie dan? Hansie was n goeie besigheidsman. Hy kon ongelukkig nie die span laat verloor het op sy eie nie? Dan moes hulle almal aangekla het wat saam met hom gespeel het? Het enige iemand voor Hansie se verhoor die span beskuldig dat hulle moedswillig verloor het??? Ek glo nie so nie. Hansie was maar net n mens wat lief was vir geld!!! Daar is baie mense in ons gemeenskap wat miljoene van die armes gesteel het en ook uit die staatskas wat vry rondloop? Hoekom doen die wat so negatief kommentaar lewer nie iets daaraan nie? Hansie is oorlede en sy boek is afgesluit. Die ander ware skelms loop nog spekvet tussen ons rond en steel net elke dag meer. Ek saluut Hansie as krieketspeler en as kaptein. Ek praat nie goed wat hy gedoen het nie. Maar ek voel hy het niemand skade aangedoen nie. Sy optrede het nie kos uit die armes se monde gehou nie. As iemand kan bewys dat hy wel die oorsaak was dat die Proteas verloor het as gevolg van sy optrede sal ek dit op prys stel. Daar word van helde of prominente figure in enige gemeenskap films gemaak. Die feit dat mense nie hulle geld ontvang het vir dienste gelewer nie is nie die Cronje familie se probleem nie.

      Heiku - 2011-11-23 10:18

      Yes Zuma is also a crook.. well spotted... >_>

  • Anton - 2011-11-23 10:14

    The Devil made them do it

      Fred - 2011-11-23 14:07

      They made up the devil as an excuse to be crooked and immoral.

  • ruanpretorius1980 - 2011-11-23 11:07

    Antie, as jy en die Omie elkeen die R500.00 so nodig het, sal ek dit vir julle sponsor

  • Andre - 2011-11-23 11:56

    Hansie, best captain ever.

      Fred - 2011-11-23 14:08

      Except in the World cup when he threw the game against Zimbabwe for a big backhander.

  • savage.prod - 2011-11-25 01:31

    R500 before agency fees and tax is theft - No proper talent agency would accept a fee like that.

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