The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation says it would screen the new generation soap opera, Generations The Legacy, despite a threat by 16 sacked actors who starred in the old soap to go to court if the new version was not taken off the screens.
Mr Kaizer Kganyago, SABC spokesman, told newsmen there were no plans to pull the plug on the soapie.
“I have heard stories that the actors plan to get an interdict against the SABC, but we have nothing official from them,” he said.
The 16 actors want the newly launched version of the soap, Generations The Legacy, to be taken off screens.
They allege that the SABC reneged on a contract it signed after the actors were axed over a pay dispute last year.
Bulelani Mzamo, for the actors, recalled that the contract stated that the public broadcaster would pay the fees the actors had been demanding and was willing to reinstate them.
But this had not happened.
Mfundi Mvundla, executive producer of Generations, admits being aware of the axed actors’ plan to head to the courts if the soap was not taken off air.
“I am aware of the planned legal action, but the show will go on because we have a contract with the SABC, not the actors,” Mvundla reportedly said.