The Lithapo actor at the centre of sexual harassment claimed this week that he has officially been sacked from his role in the SABC 2 drama series

Mangaliso Ngema has faced the firing squad (literally) after being accused of inappropriate behaviour towards his younger co-star Lorraine Moropa, who went public with her story this week.

In a social media post, Lorraine claimed that she had reported the veteran star twice this year for sexual harassment.

 

 

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Thank you to all the warriors standing with me. I am humbled by the response and support from many of you. Thank you to the wonderful women in the industry who are in this fight with me and are encouraging me daily. It is humbling. To all the men standing beside me, Thank you too!!🙏🏽 It’s not over. #IAmNotAlone #ThankYouForStandingWithMe

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Another actress, Altovise Lawrence, also opened up about her own experiences with the same actor, alleging he once “offered to furnish my apartment in exchange for sex”.

Following a major backlash which saw fellow celebs rally around her, the production house which employs Mangaliso has now taken the decision to terminate his contract immediately

Harriet Gavshon of production house Quizzical Pictures said in a statement on Twitter: “We take sexual harassment very seriously and will not tolerate any form of misconduct in our productions. …All cast and crew sign declarations against sexual harassment as part of their contracts and Quizzical Pictures run sexual harassment workshops before any production begins

“We stand in solidarity with all women in our society who have experienced this act..”

Meanwhile Mangaliso posted a since-deleted apology on Facebook in which he takes responsibility for his accusations and admits he was “out of line”.

However, some social media users are not ‘buying’ the actor’s apology and have dragged him for being a ‘predator’.

Some have even demanded he be prosecuted for making an ‘admission of guilt’.