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Actress Mbali Mlotshwa reportedly 'too busy' to help the SABC with details and the exact nature of her 7de Laan on-set racism allegations.


Actress Mbali Mlotshwa is reportedly now "too busy" to help the SABC and Danie Odendaal Productions with details and the exact nature of her racism claims about the SABC2 soap 7de Laan.

The starlet who had a walk-on bit-role on the SABC2 soap as the character of Nandi last week made waves when she claimed she suffered racial abuse on the set of the Danie Odendaal Productions soap broadcast on weekdays on SABC2.

Mbali Mlotshwa who has now gone silent after her initial racism bomb, has since joined the cast of a new season of the SABC1 local legal drama Sokhulu & Partners produced by Paw Paw Films.

Mbali Mlotshwa who said she expected the racist remarks from the public over her character's interracial relationship with the character of Bernard, said she was shocked to experience racism on the soap's set over "Bernandi". 

She however didn't specify whether the alleged racism was from on-screen talent and actors or from production staff behind the scenes. 

The SABC has since ordered an investigation into the 7de Laan on-set racism allegations although no formal complaint has so far been made or received.

Mbali Mlotshwa reportedly told Rapport newspaper "I'm too busy" to answer questions regarding her 7de Laan racism allegations, while insiders revealed that she apparently struggled on set because she couldn't remember her words.

SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said the public broadcaster is worried about the serious allegations of racism on the 7de Laan set and wants to know exactly what happened. The SABC asked Mbali Mlotshwa what happened but that the actress is reportedly not responding.