Sonia Wipes Floor With Haters

Here is what really happened

By  | Apr 12, 2021, 03:45 PM  | Sonia Mbele  | Drama

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Award-winning actress and executive producer Sonia Mbele has finally spoken up on the rumours that she had failed to pay the production crew of her reality show Pastor’s Wives.

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According to City Press, the former Generations actress failed to pay her production crew for three months - December, January and February. City Press reported that the crew members went on a go-slow, some even took the equipment away which included some hard drives and a car.

It is said that Sonia paid half salaries in December and that she will pay the rest in January which she only paid on January 15. When the staff was not paid again in February they decided to put all their tools down.

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The staff members wrote a letter to DSTV and in response, they were told that the money had already been paid to Sonia.

Sources told City Press that Sonia normally tells her staff members via Whatsapp that she has got some investments in Mauritius will pay their salaries when the investment money comes in in five days. It is said that she will send them screenshots as proof and yet she failed to pay the salaries after the promised five days.

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However, in her defence, Sonia took to her Instagram and responded to the ugly claims. In her caption she wrote: “Dear SatAfrica:
 This is probably going to be one of the most truest and realist open letter there ever was. I’m sure you all woke up to what seemed like one of the most negative articles of all time. But I honestly want to reassure everyone who might slightly feel touched.
 Guys I’ve been an actress for a good 25 years and out of those I’ve been producing for 3, which makes me an infant in that space. As a baby producer I will make mistakes and the mistake I made was not to invoice on time (therefore didn’t pay crew on time) and for that I have apologized. Why the papers two months thereafter I’m baffled.
 It’s just sad that I’m away on business because the world wants to work with me and yet SatAfrica is trying to drag me. However it is well. Those who want me as a boss upon my return I am all yours. We are currently in the West because the rest of the world sees us, the United States of America, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, no need to say more!”

However, it is said that Sonia got back all her equipment after the crew was paid and that she fired all the workers that were on the go-slow protest and hired new staff from Real Housewives Of Johannesburg to replace them.

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