The Fergusons Hire Abusive Sello Sebotsana During #16DaysOfActivism
As the world acknowledges 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence between 25 November and 10 December, The Fergusons have hired woman beater; Sello Sebotsana on their new series Kings of Joburg.
The father of two daughters; Shona Ferguson proudly took to social media on the 11th of November to announce the premiere date of the highly-anticipated series; Kings of Joburg. The series; Kings of Joburg which will make its debut on Netflix today was privately viewed by highly esteemed South African celebrities such as entertainment editor; Phil Mphela, the series’ cast members, and much more last night.
Shona, who is part of the show’s cast also shared the trailer of the series with his followers. The star-studded cast that was spotted in the trailer included the likes of; Zolisa Xaluva, Masechaba Ndlovu, Sello Sebotsane, Tsholo Matshaba, Cindy Mahlangu, Thembi Seete, and Buhle Samuels, among others.
Phil Mphela tweeted: “Tjo! Sello Sebotsana is back on TV.”
Sello Sebotsana who was married to Skeem Saam actress; Shoki Mmola a few years ago, allegedly strangled his wife twice, punched her several times in the face and the body because she deprived him of his conjugal rights. His ex-wife obtained a protection order against him and opened a case at Mondeor police station.
This isn’t the first time The Fergusons hire a woman beater. Peter Mashigo was let go on Ferguson Films production; The Throne for beating up a woman. The power couple then shocked everyone for re-hiring Peter Mashigo on The Queen, despite Mashigo’s history of violence against women when he was filmed beating a woman in Pretoria.
Given South Africa’s horrifically long relationship with all manner of violence against women and young girls, the Fergusons’ decision was not well-received by the public. Celebrities such as Rami Chuene also expressed their disappointment.
The actress; Rami Chuene tweeted:
“Man (actor) beats up woman, video goes viral. Production fires man cos they are against GBV (read cornered). Jikijiki same production casts/rewards the same man on another show of theirs, with a bigger role. Then you wonder why it takes long for victims to speak out. Must be nice.”