South Africa’s television drama doyen, Duma Ndlovu, is contemplating launching an interdict against the SABC to force it to remove Uzalo from the nation’s TV screens.
In a drama befitting a TV series, Ndlovu is engaged in a battle for control of the SABC’s leading show with fellow producers Pepsi Pokane and the president’s daughter, Gugulethu Zuma-Ncube.
SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who has been trying to resolve the matter, confirmed the clash, but declined to comment because he is mediating the matter.
A close associate of Ndlovu’s told City Press that the simmering conflict came to a head when the former playwright’s role as producer was removed from the credits of the telenovela.
He is now only acknowledged in the credits as creator and conceptualiser.
His name also does not appear on the list of the directors in the company that produced Uzalo.
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