Muvhango actors reportedly skipped work on Monday and Tuesday this week, downing their scripts, after not being paid their October salaries.
According to City Press, actors from the SABC2 soapie Muvhango stayed away on Monday and Tuesday after their October salaries were not paid.
It’s reported that cast members were told to put their debit orders on hold because the production will only be able to pay them later in the week.
According to a source from the soapie, they have not been paid and have decided to take a break until their salaries are paid. “We were supposed to be back filming the new season on Monday, but we have not been paid our salaries as we were supposed to on the last day of the month. So, we have decided to stay away from filming until we are paid.”
Another source told the publication that they don’t know when they’ll be paid: “It is nothing new. It is like they do not care about our bills. We have cars, houses, school fees, and other bills to pay. Nothing has been said to indicate when we will get our salaries paid into our accounts.”
According to City Press, an internal staff communication notice directed to producers informed Word of Mouth staff that payments would be made on Friday, November 4th.
“This memo serves to inform you, the producer, of a delay at the end of October payments. Please be advised that payments will be effected on Friday, 4 November 2022.”
“Kindly accept our sincere apologies. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we further note the level of stress that the late notification may cause.”
Meanwhile, Muvhango viewers have been as they had to watch repeated episodes.
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