Generations boss comes fire for his ‘kind’ words for the late Menzi Ngubane after his treatment of the ‘Generations 16’.
The kind words of Mfundi Vundla, the creator and producer of Generations, for the late actor Menzi Ngubane has not sat well in the eyes of Twitter users.
After the sad news of Ngubane’s passing on 13 March, tributes have been pouring in from fellow actors and the fraternity as a whole.
The actor was well known for his role as Sibusiso Dlomo on Generations. Vundla said the loss was “devastating” for the country.
Among other things, Vundla said he was shocked and saddened by the news and that Ngubane was a brilliant actor. However, social media had not forgotten the time when 16 actors were fired on the soapie over a pay dispute in 2013.
The actors were demanding higher wages, longer contract and royalties. One of those actors was Ngubane. Vundla at that time called the strike “stupid” and that he was “blindsided”.
An old video of Ngubane explaining his situation of why he decided to join the strike, describing his working conditions at Generations, has gone viral.
Ngubane explains after he left the hospital on a Thursday that he received a call sheet the following day that he needs to be back on set on the next Monday.
“As weak as I was, spending seven weeks at the hospital, I said nothing. What was most important is that I pitch up at work, do my work and make money for them.”
Watching this video saddened me. 💔
Mfundi Vundla suddenly acting like he cares about the death of Menzi Ngubane. A man spent 7 weeks in hospital, fighting for his life… and all he was given just a weekend at home to rest, then go back to work. 😕 pic.twitter.com/O8VUvttb91
— Andile Miya (@Ashiington) March 16, 2021
Tweeps have not forgotten.
I guess its true…Umenzi uyakhohlwa, umenziwa akakhohlwa. Mfundi Vundla did not only do those actors wrong but viewers too and we will never forget! pic.twitter.com/TXoqM0en6H
— JustOdwa🌻🌻 (@dima_onzima) March 16, 2021
Mfundi Vundla isn't different from those families and friends that only speak well when you're dead
— Ponagatso Ngob'za (@Ponagatso_) March 16, 2021
Our enemies, frienemies and ppl whom did us dirty always seem to cry the loudest when we r gone…abo Mfundi Vundla, we know them. pic.twitter.com/kDQKfppa3M
— Sakhile 🇿🇦 (@sk_bliss) March 16, 2021
People, let's not forget that when Generations staff got fired Mfundi Vundla went on air n claimed Menzi Ngubane is the only one whom hes willing too take back…. Menzi declined, said he would be backstabbing future actors… It takes a real man too give up his salary n fight🙏
— uGatsheni njalo loh🐘🐘🇿🇦 (@MuzieSndlovu) March 16, 2021
Not Mfundi Vundla… It's the audacity for me. pic.twitter.com/KJGTBjSUCs
— Phumeza💗 Ndamase (@phusheee) March 16, 2021
– The Citizen