If you’re a loyal SABC soapie viewer, then you will probably be worried about how you’re going to plan your evenings as Muvhango might be going off-air soon.
Despite the fact that Muvhango regularly rates as SABC 2’s most viewed programme, the numbers are still not justifiable and the bosses at Auckland Park have had to make a tough decision. According to the Sunday World, the soapie is rumoured to be getting dumped by SABC after struggling with viewership for the past five years.
Muvhango was a hit in the 90s when it’s still had The River’s creator, Phathu Makwarela as its head writer but went downhill when he left. Now, people have complained about the soapie losing its plot for the longest time, even though the show still has its loyal viewers throughout South Africa.
Sources are saying, as much as it will hurt viewers, it will hurt those who are involved in the project more, from crew members to actors. This will mean that some people will have to go back to hustling.
Another soapie that’s been struggling in numbers is the Afrikaans soapie; 7de Laan which also airs on SABC2 and has way less viewership than Muvhango.
You’d also know that earlier this a few months back shows like Isidingo and Top Billing formed part of the chopping board. However, it all started with international shows such as; Days of our Lives and The Bold and Beautiful and now it heading right to local shows.
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