Alleged racist incident rocks set of local soapie

2016-05-10 14:55


Ring of Lies. (Photo: Supplied)

Cape Town – Serious allegations of racism are rocking Mzansi Magic's (DStv 161) new series, Ring of Lies, with frustrated and furious cast members slamming the M-Net and Penguin Films show over on-set actions.

The veteran and respected actress Florence Masebe took to Twitter on Tuesday slamming Ring of Lies, saying "racism is out here dancing on our set".

"I can speak to you anyway I like because I'm white." This is what a crew member just said to our director who is a black man," said Florence Masebe, calling it "a horrible racist incident".

Fellow Ring of Lies actress Dineo Nchabeleng added her voice, saying "we have been dealing with this since the beginning of the shoot. We will not continue to work until it is sorted". (She later removed the tweet.)

"This is the 2nd incident we've had on the set of Ring of Lies today and still we are meant to continue working!? What is happening?!" she said.

In response to a media enquiry, Mzansi Magic said it will issue a statement about Ring of Lies shortly. 

Keep checking back for statements as more information becomes available in this developing story.

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