Florence Masebe during an interview on May 2, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Masebe recently won the best actress award at the African Movie Academy Awards in Nigeria for her role in "Elelwani".
JOHANNESBURG - Two actors from local Mzansi Magic drama Ring of Lies have taken to social media to expose an incident of racism that allegedly occurred on set.
Award-winning actress Florence Masebe first tweeted about what she described as a "horrible racist incident" reportedly involving a crew member and the show&39;s director on Tuesday.
"I can speak to you anyway I like because I&39;m white." This is what a crew member just said to our director who is a black man.— Mme a Masakona (@FloMasebe) May 10, 2016
Fellow cast members Dineo Nchabeleng and Mpho Sebeng tweeted shortly after; wondering whether work could continue following the altercation.
This is the 2nd incident we&39;ve had on the set of RingOfLies today and still we are meant to continue working!? What is happening?!— Dineo Nchabeleng (@dineo_nchbeleng) May 10, 2016
Sebeng tagged the channel and the network using the hashtag RacismOnSetMustFall while calling for the dismissal of the cast member involved.
Masebe retweeted a screenshot of a reply from the crew member, apparently clarifying her comments. The tweet was later deleted and the account name changed.
In response to a media enquiry by the Juice, Mzansi Magic said it will issue a statement about Ring of Lies shortly.