More behind-the-scenes drama for Generations

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:47 PM  | Mfundi Vundla  | Drama

Generations The Legacy has had a widely publicised fall from grace, and it seems like the bad news just keeps on coming for the troubled production.

The City Press reports that Generations: The Legacy creator Mfundi Vundla wrote a series of emails to a senior SABC official accusing the producers and writers of Uzalo of plagiarising his story.

In the emails, which made the rounds at the SABC’s Auckland Park headquarters, Vundla accused Uzalo creators of ‘sabotaging’ his 20-year-old soapie and ‘stealing’ its story lines.

The isiZulu word ‘uzalo’ is a loose translation for 'lineage' or 'direct descendants'. Simply put, 'generations of the same family'.

This story comes after the recent revelation that Uzalo’s viewership (5 563 000) had surpassed that of Generations: The Legacy (5 471 000).

One of Vundla’s reported responses to the story was that he had been in the TV industry for 22 years and he knows his story.

In other news, Drum reports that the show is in danger of being taken off air.

This depends on whether the South Gauteng High Court rules in favour of the now 14 actors who were fired by Vundla in 2014.

Bulelani Mzamo, the actors’ legal counsel, says he’s confident the ruling will be in their favour because “Generations: The Legacy is illegal as it was commissioned before the dispute  [the actors’ firing) was resolved.”

Former SABC CEO Advocate Dali Mpofu is also involved in the case and is reported to also be optimistic about the outcome.