The Fergusons Are Back In The Spotlight For The Wrong Reason… Again
Following a report by Sunday World that Dineo Langa (née Moeketsi) is the latest actress to be shown the door on The Queen, which is produced by the Connie and Shona Ferguson (Ferguson Films), Twitter users have taken to the platform to express their views on the matter
According to the report, Dineo who portrays Kea Khoza on the popular Mzansi Magic telenovela and has been on the show since it’s beginning is alleged to have been given the boot by the show after asking for a three-month break to shoot a movie.
The actress is said to have received a letter from Ferguson Films informing her that after the she shouldn’t return back to work after the lockdown.
The Fergusons are behaving like apartheid regime. It is there highway or nothing.
— Chief Erican (@EricanSA) April 26, 2020
News of the report has trended across social media with many expressing their shock over the show’s latest chop.
Now the drama surrounding The Ferguson’s and their treatment of actors who work for them began last year after actress Vathiswa Ndara’s explosive letter.
In a no-holds-barred 6-page open letter to the Minister of Sports, Arts & Culture, she incriminated the Ferguson’s; as they are the owners of the production house she was employed by.
Then a few months later actress Rami Chuene who portrayed Gracious Mabuza was shown the door due to some controversy behind the scenes with the shows’ makers The Fergusons.
Black Twitter has not yet called for the Ferguson’s to fall but Tweeps are definitely looking at the producers with a side-eye over the latest allegations.
I still have an itchy feeling that they disrespected the greats, one of our icons MARA LOUW, which i might be wrong on, i forgave them and moved past that, but i doubt you can be right all the time, quit what you're doing, PLEASE!!
The Fergusons pic.twitter.com/r4yVcwv56a
— Ngwana Edward (@pakshisha) April 26, 2020
Mfundi Vundla walked so The Fergusons could run yhu the exploitation!? https://t.co/4tJTwJdbZ8
— Alice in Wonderland (@mandisza1) April 26, 2020
Dineo Moeketsi-Langa who plays Kea has been fired from The Queen
— K U L A N I (@kulanicool) April 26, 2020
I have soft spot for the The Fergusons ? I don't know if that's the bad or good thing?. I love black people who are making it in life but Connie and Alex Sir keep firing shots at me. pic.twitter.com/lkCF0NP5UQ
— Sukude kaKhondwana ?? (@OriginalBlaq5) April 26, 2020
What are your thoughts on the latest Ferguson firing?
Image credit: Aust Malema and Thapelo Mabotja