Karabo and Tau are back

CityPress - - News - NTOMBI­ZODWA MAKHOBA ntombi­zodwa@city­press.co.za

Con­nie Fer­gu­son and Ra­pu­lana Seiphemo are re­turn­ing to Gen­er­a­tions. The stalled soapie’s pro­ducer, Friedrich Stark, told City Press yes­ter­day the pair are re­join­ing the show.

Stark was re­spond­ing to ru­mours that have been swirling around the TV in­dus­try, which the ac­tors them­selves have de­nied.

“I’m tired of in­sid­ers spread­ing ru­mours. But I’m not go­ing to re­veal what their char­ac­ters are go­ing to be. I would not re­veal that in­for­ma­tion,” said Stark.

Fer­gu­son played Karabo Moroka, and Seiphemo played the character of Tau Mo­gale.

Two in­dus­try in­sid­ers, speak­ing on con­di­tion of anonymity, told City Press Fer­gu­son and Seiphemo were com­ing back as the new CEOs of the ad­ver­tis­ing company.

In the show, the company was owned by Sibu­siso Dlomo, who was played by Menzi Ngubane. Ngubane was one of the 16 ac­tors sacked in Au­gust. Seiphemo told City Press yes­ter­day: “You are not the first one to ask me this. It is not true, I’m not re­join­ing Gen­er­a­tions – it’s just ru­mours.” But Stark stuck to his guns. The two in­sid­ers said that Gen­er­a­tions cre­ator Mfundi Vundla was bring­ing Seiphemo and Fer­gu­son back be­cause when they left the soapie sev­eral years ago, “they were still loved by the view­ers”.

One added: “Bring­ing them back will [bring] smiles again to Gen­er­a­tions’ loyal view­ers.”

A third source told City Press that another ac­tor who had been spot­ted au­di­tion­ing for the show’s re­launch on De­cem­ber 1 was Wright Ngubeni, who used to play the role of Jonathan.

“It is still not clear whether he would come back as Jonathan, but it seems he was one of the pro­duc­ers’ favourites when he au­di­tioned for this role,” said the source. “I pre­fer not to com­ment on this,” said Stark. All he would say was that the pro­duc­ers were look­ing not at new faces, but “tal­ent”. “Every­body should be ex­cited. It’s go­ing to be a great show,” Stark added.

Among those who are un­likely to be ex­cited are the 16 sacked ac­tors, who are set to ap­pear be­fore the Com­mis­sion for Con­cil­i­a­tion, Me­di­a­tion and Arbitration for the first time to­mor­row.

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