The ‘Abomama’ actress wrote a rather heartfelt thread on Twitter to the minister of sports, arts and culture expressing the problems she’s faced during lockdown as a freelance actress.
“My name is Nokuthula Mavuso and I’m a freelance actor who hasn’t worked since the birth of my child in April 2019.” These were the words for the opening of her letter.
Nokuthula went on to explain that her upcoming gig was postponed due to the whole global pandemic and the lockdown imposed in Mzansi to curb the spread of the coronavirus. She had been under the impression that postponement meant that the government would come through for her as promised with financial aid during this difficult unforeseen time.
The actress said she had hoped the announced R150m relief fund allocated to help performers and artists during the lockdown would also assist her, but even after submitting all necessary documentation, she had been met with nothing but silent treatment.
A few actresses, such as Renate Stuurman, Rami Chuene and Florence Masebe had asked similar questions to the department in recent days.
Lockdown has affected a lot of people especially in the media and entertainment industry.