Uzalo Addresses Mr. Mbatha Real Life Sexual Abuse Allegations
Uzalo has addressed the sexual abuse allegations against actor Thabo Mnguni.
The actor portrays Mr. Mbatha who on the show is a sexual predator who preys on young church members, ever since taking over the reigns as the pastor at Kwa Mashu Kingdom Church.
Mnguni has had allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual abuse leveled against him in real life.
Uzalo has released a statement addressing the allegations against Mr. Mbatha in real life.
The soapie made it clear that Mnguni is not a sexual offender in his personal life, adding that he only plays an abusive character on screen.
“The talented Thabo Mnguni who plays Mr Mbatha has been the subject of numerous media headlines and stories tainting his professional and private image. While Uzalo has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to workplace misconduct.
“We just as strongly condemn media’s irresponsible behaviour in creating clickbait with false headlines. Thabo Mnguni’s character on Uzalo is currently involved in some unscrupulous activities including a sexual abuse scandal.
“This is a fictitious storyline unrelated to his personal life. Uzalo is very passionate in presenting stories that keep its viewers aware of the many topical sociopolitical issues we face as South Africans. Uzalo continues to endure misleading and distorted write ups defaming their characters in light of this.
“We call upon our valued fans to assist us in stopping the spread of such stories. Analyze all news, identify and make note of any media biases. Critically challenge the accuracy of the content reputable sources – choose well established and trusted news publications read news, not opinion. Be vigilant of clickbait content. Verify content seek balance, accuracy!” the statement reads.
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