Angry Uzalo’s Mbatha confronts SABC1 management
Uzalo actor Thabo Mnguni who plays the role of Mbatha has harshly demanded SABC to pay up royalties for actors who were part of the popular comedy series, Family Bonds. This comes after the management of SABC1 has been playing repeat episodes of the show.
However, Mbatha who played Bra Steve on the show is threatening the SABC management who have not been giving them conclusive feedback on the issue.
Thabo indicated that the cast and the showrunners are yet to reach a conclusive agreement when it comes to royalties. He indicated that they have been going forth with the TV station for some time now and nothing has come out of the discussions.
It has been established that the cast has been demanding royalties a few years ago. And after he got in contact with the channel’s Aobakwe Sekwati, there seemed to progress in the claims.
The sad part of it is that Sekwati has gone Awol since 2020 and this has been stalling progress. Now Thabo believes SABC1 is playing games with them and may not be willing to pay up royalties for the show.