By Mokgopo Tilo 21 April 2013.
She thought she was untouchable. Behaving like a queen, arriving late for shootings or not pitch up at all but unfortunately her ego got her on the wrong side of the producers who were left with no choice but to give her the boot!
Noluntu tea wins? Generations lead lady, Mawande Mamela, played by seasoned Nambitha Mpumlwana has reportedly been given the boot from the popular prime time soapie over diva tendencies.
According to a Sunday tabloid, Mawande’s diva tendencies became too much for the producers to handle, and “the production was left with no choice but to let her go.”
“She was always a problem on set, arriving late and not prepared, which would inconvenience everybody else,” one Generations actor told the Sunday Sun newspaper on a condition of anonymity.
The source furthermore said: “she would not even pitch up for work on some days and it would mess up the whole schedule. She was unprofessional, but because Mawande is a loved character nothing was done.”
From the first day Nambitha joined the Generations casts, some of the cast members have since been complaining about her egoistical and diva tendencies.
Having had experience in Hollywood productions, a rumour has been doing the round that Nambitha looked down on and questioned the Generations’ production.
Generations’ heavyweight, Mfundi Vundla, confirmed Mawande’s departure.
“Mawande’s story has run its course. Nambitha was cast as Mawande due to her capabilities as an actress. Writing out the character has nothing to do with her talent,” Vundla was quoted as saying.
About two years ago when Mawande was introduced to the storyline, it apparently did not sit well with Sonia Sedibe who played Ntombi Dlomo. After hearing that the new comer Mawande would pocket more money than her, the truth sent shivers down her spine and then decided to quit.
News of Mawande’s departure was met with mixed feelings from Generations‘ followers.
“she can just go 2 hell bcz shes borring (sic),” Mabless Maseko wrote on A re di fefere facebook page.
Bells Semenya also commented, “Let her go she is so full of herself as if the whole drama revolves around her,bt its not gonna b the same without her she’l be solely missed.”
When approached for comment, Nambitha apparently told the Sunday sun that,
“I’m tired, I just came out of hospital,” believed to have been treatment for stress.
Mawande’s exist point will have her being admitted into a mental hospital for evaluation.
She will be on our screens until August.