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Most of the disgruntled former actors from the soapie departed from the soapie due to matters of unfair pay. However, it seems that those that have stayed and new recruits have been lured by the paycheck that came with their joining of the soapie. Below are some of the speculated highest paid actors on the soapie.
The lowest paid actor of the lead cast revealed by the publication is speculated to be Thembsie Matu, who plays the character of Patronellah, she is estimated to earn between R20 000.00 to R25 000.00.
Second above her, are the estimated salaries of Loyiso McDonald and Zandile Msutwana. The actors play Kagiso Khoza and Vuyiswa Maake respectively. The two are set to earn monthly a take away salary of R30 000.00 to R35 000.00 each. The salary is suggested as the average that many of its leading cast like Themba Ndaba, Zenande Mfenyana, and SK Khoza also take away monthly.
However when it comes to the matter of the top tier actors, especially the new recruits, the suggestion is that they added a little extra to sweeten the deal. The new recruits include the likes of actor, Brenda Ngxoli, which many have questioned her role and relevance on the soapie. Some have gone as considering this her most luke-warm character; an insult considering her experience.
Additionally, other actors like Jessica Nkosi, Rapulana Seiphemo and Ntando Duma. The aforementioned are to take away anything between R40 000.00 to R50 000.00 monthly. The only person whose salary is undisclosed is lead, Connie Ferguson, who is also co-executive producer for the soapie. But it only takes looking at “The Queen” to know that she is rolling in it.