SABC ends Muvhango: The final episode is set to air on 2 July 2024

SABC ends Muvhango: The final episode is set to air on 2 July 2024

In a concerning turn of events, the future of SABC2’s long-running and beloved telenovela, Muvhango, hangs in the balance. After captivating audiences for 27 years, the show’s current season is set to conclude on Tuesday, leaving viewers and the show’s dedicated cast and crew in a state of uncertainty, according to City Press

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The SABC and Muvhango’s management have yet to sign a new contract, and the reasons behind the delay remain shrouded in secrecy. This has left the show’s employees, many of whom have families and dependents, in a precarious position, with some already exploring alternative employment opportunities. The crew members express their unease, fearing the possibility of job losses and the unknown future of the Tshivenda telenovela.

As the current season draws to a close, viewers will witness the highly anticipated wedding of Reneilwe and Kgosi, but the absence of any confirmed plans for new episodes raises concerns among the show’s devoted fanbase. The possibility of the network airing repeats in the wake of the production hiatus further compounds the sense of unease surrounding Muvhango’s future.

This development has undoubtedly left the show’s loyal followers, as well as the hardworking individuals behind the scenes, in a state of apprehension, as they anxiously await news of Muvhango’s renewal and the resolution of the current contractual limbo.

Sources revealed:

Everyone is left in the dark, no one knows what is happening exactly. I think there are just delays from the SABC side, or maybe they are thinking of canning it; I don’t know. They do not have any demands, so we don’t know what causes the hold up. We don’t have an episode for tomorrow [Wednesday]; maybe they will play replacement stuff or Muvhango repeats.

Source added:

“The last episode airs on Tuesday … to us, this is our bread and butter. This comes as a shock and disappointment. We hope for a brighter day.”

Asked recently whether talks about the show coming to an end were true, Ndlovu said there was nothing like that and he did not know where people got it from.Word of Mouth Pictures publicist Thanduxolo Jindela confirmed that season 25 would end on Tuesday and there was no new contract, acording to News24

The future of the long-running South African soap opera “Muvhango” remains uncertain as the show’s producers continue negotiations with the SABC, the public broadcaster. While the cast is on a production break, the show’s publicist has stated that they are not giving up and that the discussions with the SABC are ongoing, despite the fact that the current season is nearing its end. Both parties have a mutual understanding of the value of the program, which has been a fixture on the SABC for many years.

However, the publicist’s statement also raised concerns about the show’s potential fate, acknowledging that it is one of the longest-lasting programs on the public broadcaster and expressing gratitude to the viewers for their support throughout the show’s run. The future of “Muvhango” will likely depend on the outcome of the ongoing discussions between the show’s producers and the SABC.