Mzansi’s most-watched soapie is coming to an end after nearly six years.
This according to celebrity and entertainment commentator, Kgopolo ‘Phil’ Mphela.
“Cast and crew of the biggest show in South Africa have been informed that production on season 7 will not start in 2020 as scheduled. Production contracts process with SABC is cited as the cause and payments have not been made,” Phil wrote on his Twitter timeline.
TV: New season of Uzalo halted
Cast & crew of the biggest show in South Africa have been informed that production on season 7 will not start in 2020 as scheduled
— Kgopolo Mphela (@PhilMphela) November 30, 2020
The soapie has been shedding viewers quickly, which was a concern for SABC’S top management and several members of the board.
The soapie’s viewership hit 11.4-million in April before dropping to 8.8-million last month, according to the latest data by the Broadcast Research Council of SA.
The show has been on air since 2015 and has grown to become the most-watched soapie in the country over the years, surpassing Generations: The Legacy, which occupied the number-one spot for years.
The SABC believes the soapie has lost its plot