SABC speaks out about legendary actor Vusi Thanda's financial woes

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has spoken out about its connection to claims surrounding legendary Emzini Wezinsizwa actor Vusi Thanda's financial woes.

"The SABC can confirm that our records show that we are up to date with submitted payments for repeated fees, in regard to Mr Vusi Thanda," SABC group executive for corporate affairs and marketing Gugu Ntuli said. "It must also be noted that Emzini Wezinsizwa was last broadcast on SABC 1 two years ago, and any claims for the last repeat for Mr Thanda have been settled."

The public broadcaster spoke in response to allegations that it had allegedly abruptly stopped payments to Thanda. A few days earlier, a video of Thanda pleading for financial assistance went viral.

"The SABC empathises with the plight of Mr Thanda and encourages him to [contact] SABC should he have any outstanding queries, directly at or contact 011 714 6621. In terms of repeat fee payments, it must be noted that actors need to submit claims in order for the SABC to make payment.

"If no claim is submitted, the SABC would not be in a position to process as there would be no record of a claim."

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