Actor fails to stiek uit

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July 10, 2017
Actor fails to stiek uit

ACTOR: Andile Gumbi

Isibaya lead actor Andile Gumbi has not shown up for work to have his character Zweli killed off from the popular soapie on Mzansi Magic.

It is alleged Gumbi has been giving producers a hard time with his “boozing”, which often led to him missing work, and they have decided to axe him.

Gumbi has been with Isibaya since 2014.

A source within the production told the Sunday Tribune that management of Bomb Productions had tried everything to help Gumbi, including booking him into a rehabilitation centre in 2016.

However, the source said his behaviour had not changed as he continued to miss shoots due to his alleged excessive drinking.

“Andile got so many opportunities. He has a problem with excessive drinking, he likes alcohol and it’s made him miss shoots which delayed the production.”

He said failing rehab, troublesome cast members are usually shown the door.

Gumbi made headlines last year when he was arrested for allegedly beating his wife.

Gumbi could not be reached for comment.

Head of public relations at M-Net, Nondumiso Mabece, confirmed Gumbi was leaving Isibaya but denied he was fired.

“He was not fired at all. He will be filming a movie,” said Mabece.

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