The SABC remains silent about its latest on-screen blunder while Uzalo fans are angry and wondering what went on, after SABC1 on Wednesday night replayed an old previous Uzalo episode without telling viewers what's going on.
The SABC knew it was a mistake but kept showing the wrong Uzalo episode at 20:30 and failed to offer any apology to the viewing public over messing up the third season of the Stained Glass Productions produced soap.
SABC1 that didn't do an on-screen scroll or acknowledged the mistake, failed to tell viewers to stay tuned for longer, since the channel decided to then show the next and new episode after the repeat, by which time viewers have tuned away from SABC1.
While viewers settled in to see the outcome of Zekhethelo confronting Mxolisi for betraying her dad, Nkunzi in Uzalo - the SABC's most watched show - all they got SABC1 was a repeat in prime time.
SABC TV head publicist Zandile Nkonyeni didn't immediately respond to an emailed media enquiry on Thursday seeking comment as to why SABC1 replayed an old episode in prime time and how the mistake happened.
Stained Glass Productions in response to a media enquiry said it can't comment on the SABC's scheduling mistake.
While the SABC kept silent, viewers on Wednesday on social media were quick to make their voices heard:
#Uzalo 15min gone— Flick Madd Thug® (@mr_flick_thug97) June 22, 2017
Was someone High on Weed or sleeping on the Job
And no apologies
I think cloudy hacked into the system 😅— Violin Candy (@CandyViolin2) June 22, 2017
#Uzalo sabc sucks!! Firstly, no Confed Cup. Now, we are forced to watch repeats and they expect us to pay for TV licences!! Bayanda stru!! pic.twitter.com/K05RxIpKFN— Baba ka Mbalie (@spree1982) June 21, 2017
#Uzalo repeating the same episode and I was like— Sips Dee (@dee_princs) June 21, 2017
Me:want us to pay TV license but can't broadcast uzalo episode pic.twitter.com/oBlRX4XoqF
SABC crew busy watching #LTDWSomizi and forgot to put today episode #Uzalo pic.twitter.com/sPsL9sQudk— Anele (@mbalsea) June 21, 2017