Gabriel Temudzani. Picture credit: Facebook.

Muvhango creator Duma Ndlovu has seemingly shown SABC chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the middle finger by failing to carry out instructions to give his actors three-year contracts.

Duma Ndlovu. Picture credit: Veli Nhlapo.
And now the battle lines have been drawn between the two heavyweights, with Motsoeneng insisting that "nobody defies me, including Duma Ndlovu".
Last year Motsoeneng instructed all production companies doing business with the SABC, in line with SABC policy, to give their main actors three-year contracts.
Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture credit: Tshepo Kekana
This came after 16 Generations actors challenged the soapie's big boss Mfundi Vundla to give them better contracts and salaries after claiming they were underpaid.
Dingaan Mokebe. Picture credit: Facebook.

Lesley Musina. Picture credit: Facebook.

Sydney Ramakuwela and Liteboho Molise. Picture credit: Facebook.

Sindi Dlathu. Picture credit: Facebook.