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sabcSowetanLIVE reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has shifted the blame over salary woes for Muvhango cast and crew to producers of the multilingual soapie Word of Mouth Productions.  

According to the public broadcaster, it has "met all its financial obligations" for the current season airing on SABC 2.  This was said following several Sunday media reports that the cast and crew of the Duma Ndlovu show were not paid for October and November after the "SABC did not have money to pay them".  But the cash-strapped SABC said on Tuesday that whatever had led to salaries being late was not its fault.  SABC spokesperson Mmoni Seapolelo said:  "The SABC can confirm that the corporation has met all its financial obligations, for the current series of Muvhango which will be on air until 2 January 2020.  It is imperative to state that the SABC pays the production house, which has a responsibility to pay its cast and crew."  Furthermore, Seapolelo denied reports that Muvhango was in danger of being canned like SABC 3 soapie Isidingo.   He confirmed that the show had been renewed for a new season.

  • Read the original of the report in the above regard by Emmanuel Tjiya at SowetanLIVE


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