Sources have confirmed to Sunday World that the actress who portrayed the character Zitha on SABC 1 popular soapie collapsed on set due to bullying by one of co-star Rapulana Seiphemo’s girlfriend and emotional fatigue
Rapulana Seiphemo’s girlfriend who is an admin officer on the popular weekday soapie allegedly bullied Zoe to the point that she could no longer focus on work due to depression.
She confirmed to the publication that she was no longer part of Generations: The Legacy saying:
Yes, I am currently on leave, however, I cannot comment further on that.
However, Generations publicist Nandipha Phansi said the actress’s contract had not bee renewed. Phansi said:
Zoe is not part of the upcoming season of Generations: The Legacy. Her contract was not renewed.
When asked by the publication if she had indeed collapsed on set, Zoe Mthiyane said the incident happened due to emotional fatigue and bullying by some girl who had a relationship with her ex-boyfriend Seiphemo.
She however dismissed reports that she had gone to work drunk, saying that the lies were peddled by people who were out to get her.
A member of the production team detailed the collapsing incident saying they shooting numerous scenes as per their schedule when Mthiyane suddenly collapsed. The insider said an ambulance was called and she was rushed to the hospital where she was observed.
Another source told the publication that Mthiyane was the target of bullying from three actresses at the soapie, who had teamed up with their friend to frustrate her work. The source said:
There is a lot of jealousy and cattiness. There are three influential ladies who have been ill-treating her and hoping that she would be frustrated and leave the show.