Muvhango has stopped the series of local productions and is to shut its doors due to the coronavirus.
Herbert Hadebe, Muvhango’s series producer stated that crew member on set was exposed to someone who had tested positive for Covid-19. “The cast have been asked to self-isolate until further notice and the studio is undergoing a deep clean”.
Muvhango becomes the next local TV production to shut down after a crew member was exposed to someone who had tested positive for Covid-19.
M-Net’s The River produced by Tshedza Pictures for 1Magic (DStv 103) and Skeem Saam produced for SABC1 recently shut down due to Covid-19 exposure.
Now the SABC’s Venda-drama series Muvhango on SABC2 produced by Word of Mouth shut down production on Wednesday until further notice.
Herbert Hadebe, Muvhango’s series producer, says that similar to The River and Skeem Saam, both produced in Johannesburg, production was halted to reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19 on set.
“We are prioritizing the safety of all staff members. We will be constantly monitoring the evolving situation and adapting our efforts and responses. We will continue working together with the SABC as we comply to Covid-19 measures and regulations,” says Herbert Hadebe.
Muvhango will continue uninterrupted on SABC2 with enough pre-recorded episodes for the time being.