Late kwaito star Mandoza. Image via Twitter @chrisexcel102

Mandoza biopic cast and crew allegedly not paid a cent

The actors and crew of the six-part mini series about the life of late kwaito legend Mandoza, have reportedly not been paid.


Late kwaito star Mandoza. Image via Twitter @chrisexcel102

The cast and crew members of the film about the life of late Kwaito star Mduduzi “Mandoza” Tshabalala have not been paid a cent since filming started – according to Sunday World.


It is reported that the executive producer, Vaughn Eaton, also Mandoza’s former manager, informed actors and crew through a letter that they would not be getting paid as there were delays.

In the letter dated 4 May, Eaton apologised to the team for the payment delays.

“We understand that this delay can cause inconvenience for you, and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused.”

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He further said the delay is due to delayed payment from the funders.

“Unfortunately, the payment process is taking longer than anticipated. We have been in contact with our funders to expedite the payment process and expect resolve as soon as possible.

“Rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to resolve this matter as soon as possible but can assure all cast and crew that all payments will be finalised.”

The publication, however, reports that no payments were made by Thursday, 18 May.

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Mpho Tshabalala
Mpho Tshabalala with the late Mandoza. Image from samusicmag


Last month it was announced that former Lithapo actress Lorraine Moropa would star as Mandoza’s wife, Mpho Tshabalala, in the six-part mini-series titled Life of Mandoza. Meanwhile, the role of Mandoza will be played by former The Wife star Wiseman Mncube.

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The award-winning musician passed away on 18 September 2016 after a struggle with pharyngeal cancer. Mandoza, well-known for his hit songs Nkalakatha and Godoba, shared three children with his wife; Tokollo, Tumelo and Karabo.

Moropa and Wiseman Mncube
Lorraine Moropa and Wiseman Mncube. Images from @drum @jetclub