Popular South African actress Fundiswa Zwane has been reported to leave her role as Mandonsela in Imbewu: The Seed, an etv drama series.
Reports by Isolezwe have it that the actress allegedly left following a pay increase request from her manager.
The exit also came as a surprise to Fundiswa as she was even unaware. The new character to take on her role in the series is Brenda Mhlongo.
A source also reported to the publication that others told Brenda that she was no longer working on the drama. They also revealed to Brenda of the replacement since Fundiswa was away from work.
“She was said to be very surprised as he was still determined to keep on acting but wanted a bit more money.
“Money matters are a problem in this game as Tony has left because he was not satisfied with his salary.
“Siyabonga Thwala had already started the story of being a part of the sport but that was not always the case for the money, ”said a source.
Fundiswa replacement actress, Brenda, has begun filming and in no time will appear on screens.
Claims had it that a year ago the staff’s salaries were reduced to at least half of their initial earnings.
Sunday Sun reported that producers of the series decided to cut their staff’s salaries. This decision was taken as they believed staffs are earning “too much”.