Mzansi Drags Mfundi Vundla's Tribute To Menzi Ngubane

Mfundi mistreated Menzi when he was a part of Generations

By  | Mar 16, 2021, 11:26 AM  | Mfundi Vundla  | Drama

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After the passing of veteran actor Menzi Ngubane, many of his industry peers and admirers poured their souls out in wishing him a peaceful departure. When Mfundi Vundla paid his respects in an interview with TshisaLive, many accused him of crying crocodile tears.

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A video has resurfaced where Menzi Ngubane spilled the beans on how Mfundi Vundla mistreated he and several other actors on his hit soapie Generations. If you may recall, Mfundi fired the entire cast of the soapie because they demanded higher pay. Instead of raising their salaries, he hired a brand new cast and renamed it to Generations: The Legacy.

However, it was Menzi Ngubane who suffered the most under his leadership as he was severely sick in some instances but was still required to film various scenes.

In the video, Menzi reveals that he had been bed ridden for 7 weeks but when he was discharged on a Thursday, he got a call on Friday from Mfundi saying he needs to return to work on Monday. Giving him just a weekend's rest. Obeying his rules, Menzi Ngubane got to work as weak as he was and still gave it his best despite being sick.

"As weak as I was, 7 weeks in hospital, I did not complain. The only important thing I had to do was go to work and make money for them, which is fine. I woke up on that Monday to go and work, as weak as I was. Every now and then they gave me a small chair to rest on. I did 6 to 10 scenes a day, as weak as I was," said Menzi during a press conference.
Disregarding his treatment towards Menzi and many of the actors, Mfundi told TshisaLive that his death was a great loss to the local entertainment scene. β€œIt was so sad. I  stood there in shock. He was one of SA’s most talented actors and it is a big loss. He had  health challenges but always bounced back. I am devastated.

β€œI will always remember him as a great artist. He was very professional and a role model. Young people wanted to be like him. He stood out. He leaves behind a legacy. Thank goodness there is a record of his work that will always remain in tribute to him, something that can never been taken, for generations to see and be inspired by,”
he told the publication.

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