Actor Mlamli Mangcala has accused The Fergusons of ill-treatment. In a statement, he claims Fergusons Films gave him a R100 salary increase & made to share a bed with another guy when offered accommodation in their mansion when he couldn’t afford to pay for his own.
Read The Full Statement Below:-
In October i told them that i will no longer afford to go to JHB and also can no longer share the same bed with another guy. They promised to sort everything out in season 5 and i have written documents of that. They paid for my flights from October until December. They paid for my inbound flights from CPT to JHB and i had to fly myself back in 2020 leasing to contact negotiations.
They promised to impressed upon the channel that my rate should be corrected, accommodation and travelling. To my surprise they called me last month t tell me they will be killing the character because Gomoras date went up and they needed something that will hike their ratings.
I’m in cpt and they wanted me to come back to jhb this week driving my own car and they will only pay for my inbound and i have to find my way out. The Ferguson films made me to pay for being on TV.
I lost my car and also was in the verge of losing my house until the in-laws rescuers me. I had to adjust my living and the painful issue is that my kids had to adopt to this nightmare. They gave me an offer in ge name if talking to the channel knowing very well it was a deception.
I played Captain Sthembiso Radebe since season one. It was a small role that was going to take 2 months. The channel and Ferguson films loved the character and decided that i continue for a year.
I accepted their offer during the two months so as to be in their database. I’m based in CPT and i had to fly myself, accommodate and also accept a rate that was three times less than my normal rate.
When they asked me to stay in for a year i asked if we could look at my rate, travelling, accommodation and pedium. They promised to do that when we go to season. I accepted although they gave a take or leave it attitude when we got to negotiations for season 2.
They only gave me an increase of R100. We gotta to season 3 and they gave me a global contract but with an increase of R100 again. All this time they will promise to give me all that is due to me in the next season and that never happened. We got to season 4 and the same happened.
This time they accommodated me at the Khoza mansion that has more than 6 bedrooms. I was however sharing a bed with the gentleman who was looking after the house. I Complained about this but it was never sorted.