FORMER Muvhango actor Nkululeko “Nkuli” Tshirumbula’s journey on Generations: The Legacy was a quick one.
The actor was hired and allegedly fired before he even made his first appearance on the soapie.
Nkuli, who plays the role of Vuyo, has allegedly joined the long list of actors who have been shown the door at the SABC1 soapie. He started shooting in Generations: The Legacy in September, but found himself leaving before he has even made a name for himself.
Sunday Sun sources claimed Nkuli was fired from the soapie together with Mutodi Neshehe (Zola) and and Vuyo Dabula (Gaddaffi).
“They were fired for poor acting. It’s sad for Nkuli who recently just joined the soapie and is already losing his job,” said the source.
The source said the latest development prompted SABC bosses to question the executive producer of the soapie.
Said the mole: “The bosses at SABC are no longer happy with the way actors are being fired at Generations: The Legacy.”
The soapie’s publicist, Gaaratwe Mokhethi, said Nkuli was not “fired”.
“He had to be let go because his family – the Radebes – are no longer part of the story line,” she said.
Gaaratwe said Nkuli will appear in the soapie until the end of February and denied allegations that SABC bosses were demanding answers from Mfundi Mvundla.
Nkuli refused to comment: “I can’t talk right now, call me tomorrow or later.”