Quizzical Pictures terminates contract with their senior actor on Lithapo, Mangaliso Ngema, following sexual harassment allegations claimed by Lorraine Moropa.
The actress Lorraine has opened up few days ago about being victim of sexual abuse, however she did not mention his name but some colleagues pointed fingers on him.
A couple days later, Quizzical Pictures — production company that produces the SABC2’s “Lithapo,” released the statement over the allegations.
Sources close to the production company confirmed the termination of Mangaliso Ngema’s contract.
Lorraine Moropa who played as Pabi on the telenovela detailed abusive acts while they on the set including “grabbing their genitals on a set while looking at your ass or grabs your ass and laughs off.”
She posted on Instagram, “…yes my cases have always been in the presence of my colleagues). That to me is worse than a slap in the face.”
She continued: “This is a father, who also happens to speak highly of their daughter whom by the way, is practically my age and also in the industry.”
Moropa spoke strongly against sexual misconduct, condemning this kind of behaviour by male senior actors, producers and directors.
“What happens to our dignity as people in the industry if we allow such behaviour? I for one am sick and tired. IT ENDS HERE AND NOW FOR ME!!!!!,” said Moropa.
She continued: “I did not sleep my way into any role and I refuse for my process to get into this industry and cement my name just for it to be tainted by someone who has zero self-control or respect for us as professionals in the industry. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”