Dawn Thandeka King, Diep City actress, seems to be fed up with all the drama and she is finally speaking out.
This is after Dawn won an award for Best Actress in December last year at the inaugural awards ceremony which was held at the Durban ICC.
The award was supposed to be accompanied by a sum of R100 000, but the actress says she had to fight to get her money but only R20 000 of the prize money has been paid.
According to Ilanga Newspaper, the actress (who plays Thandiwe on the new Mzansi Magic telenovela, Diep City) has allegedly gotten several empty promises from the organisers who had promised her that payment would be made by March.
“This event was held in December last year, I was told that my payment would be made in March, but up until now I haven’t received anything. There was a situation that forced me to move from Durban to Gauteng, I explained to the organisers how much I need this money. They promised to make a deposit as soon as possible but that didn’t happen.,” Dawn said when speaking to Ilanga Newspaper.
The sad aspect of it is that, the actress sadly lost her father last month and according to her, the money would have been very helpful during the funeral arrangements, but even then she had not received anything.
“When I lost my father last month, I called one of the organisers Mhlonishwa Gumede and told him that I need the money. I even sent male messengers to speak to him as he would’ve taken me for granted because I am a woman but still he refused to pay me,” Dawn allegedly explained to Ilanga Newspaper.