Family Secrets Stars Not Compensated

Family Secrets Stars Not Compensated

The cast of SABC 1’s new drama series Family Secrets are fuming after not being compensated for his or her work. to form matters worse, they were unaware that it had been getting to air of Sunday, 6 September as they weren’t told by the assembly team.
Family Secrets Stars Not Compensated


The star-studded cast of the new soapie includes former Generations cast members including Sonia Mbele, Menzi Ngubane, Sophie Ndaba and Katlego Danke. They were also joined by veteran actress Michelle Botes, Mangaliso Ngema & Thembi Seete.

These veteran actors and actresses were unaware of the initial date the soapie would air because it was shot an extended time ago and weren’t paid.

Daily Sun reports that an undisclosed source informed them that the cast wasn’t promoting the soapie on their respective social media platforms as they weren’t purchased it and were completely sidelined.

One of the cast members, Menzi Ngbane told the publication that he wasn’t aware that Family Secrets would play on SABC 1 on Sunday night. He said as far as he knows, production or shooting was halted thanks to “unforeseen circumstances.”

Katlego Danke was also one among them who wasn’t quiet left within the dark, said she only received a message from the assembly team that it might be airing in due time.

To make matters interesting, a legal battle is underway. This consistent with Sonia Mbele who couldn’t comment as she made the publication conscious of a legal matter that’s happening .

When contacting the spokesperson of the broadcaster, Mmoni Seapolelo, they wipe themselves clean of any wrongdoing on their part, saying it’s not SABC’s responsibility to pay actors. She also added that Family Secrets may be a licensed property therefore this matter is handled by the assembly house responsible.

The show got some mixed reviews form viewers with a number of them complaining about the standard , others criticizing the story line saying the actors aren’t fitted to it. Many agreed that having too many famous actors playing as lead, takes faraway from the series and makes it not-exciting.

However for several , on Twitter many are distracted by the very fact that lead actor Mangaliso Ngema bagged a task even with sexual abuse allegations hanging over his head.

The new telenovela has another lead actor however viewers aren’t to happy about his casting. Playing Caesar Mokwena – the continent’s richest banker- disgraced actor Mangaliso Ngema has many questioning why is he still getting gigs but he has sexual assault allegations hovering over him.

Many believe that he doesn’t need to get on television until he’s proven innocent or cleared. Mangaliso was fired from e.tv’s Lithapo following an outcry from beloved actress and tv personality Lorraine Moropa, who opened being sexually harassed by a senior actor on the set of Lithapo, who happened to be Mangaliso.