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‘That Offer Was an Insult’: Zuluboy on ‘Umkhokha: The Curse’ Role Dispute

Rapper and actor Zuluboy speaks out about his dispute with ‘Umkhokha: The Curse’.

Actor and musician Zuluboy, whose real name is Mxolisi Madjozi, has voiced his grievances regarding his role dispute with the show Umkhokha: The Curse. In an interview with The Citizen, Zuluboy detailed how he was cast for the role of Mlungisi but was recast without any notification or explanation.

“I was initially contacted to play the role of Mlungisi. However, I was not informed when they decided to recast the role. They didn’t explain anything to me. There was no communication whatsoever,” Zuluboy explained. He added that he had already flown to Durban and spent seven days in a boutique hotel in La Lucia, preparing for the role before he learned about the recasting.

Despite receiving the scripts and beginning his preparation, he was never called to work. Zuluboy attempted to resolve the issue through several discussions with the production team, HR, and legal team, but no satisfactory resolution was reached.

“They made me an offer, but that offer was an insult,” he stated.

Zuluboy’s decision to take legal action stems from his belief that South African artists are often disrespected and mistreated. He emphasized the need for respect in the industry: “We, as artists in this country, have always been used and abused.

No one is bigger than these production houses and no one is bigger than the channel. No one is bigger than anything. And we can’t complain. We can’t say anything because we are simply scared that they’re going to cancel us or do whatever. I’m taking a stand to make them know that they should respect artists.”

Currently, Zuluboy’s legal team is working with Umkhokha’s legal team to select an arbitration team to decide on the case’s direction. “We are now in arbitration with this case. I’m willing to even sell the last thing I have, and if they want to drag it out, let them drag it out. It’s fine, but they need to learn a lesson on how to respect artists, period.”

The Citizen reached out to Rhythm World Production, the production house behind Umkhokha: The Curse, for a comment but had not received a response by the time of publication. This article will be updated as soon as they respond.

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