A popular actor known for his controversial outbursts, has been banned from attending church for a really interesting reason.
South African actor, Vuyo Dabula recently became upset when elders at a church he has been a member of for years expelled him.
South Africa Latest News reports that Vuyo who plays the villain Khumkani ‘Gadaffi’ Phakade in the popular soapie, Generations, is alleged to have never seen this coming.
According to insiders at the charismatic church in Soweto, known to Vuyo was initially given the ultimatum to either quit or be removed as a member and he chose Generations over his church.
We understand that the church elders got hot under the collar when they saw Gaddaffi kissing and also being involved in steamy s*x scenes with his onscreen wife Thsidi.
Church members who asked to remain anonymous due to the repercussions might face at the worship house, claim that the elders made it clear to the star that he should tow the line or face expulsion.
‘Vuyo was a great member of the church and his presence also brought more members due to his popularity. Even the elders were happy to see that his fame was held in high regard. However, trouble started when his character, Gadaffi, started paying in scenes of kissing and s*x,’ says a church member.
Another member claims that the church could not distinguish between Vuyo and his character in Generations.
‘The issue here is that the church has strict rules which everyone should adhere to. However another problem is that the elders who are mostly elderly men, couldn’t differentiate between the real person and a fictional character. He is just doing his job as an actor,’ says the source.
It is understood that the elders met the actor several times to tell him that they are not pleased with his character on the show, and he told them that he would talk to his bosses to remove s*xual scenes from his storyline.
‘Gadaffi was trying to dismiss the elders as he knew he had no authority to dictate on how his character should be used,’ said the source.
It is also understood that when church elders realized that they were not going to get the desired results, they decided to take action against the actor.
When the elders realized that Vuyo was still doing kissing scenes, they lost their cool and told him to get the hell out of their church. They told him he was given ample time to ditch the soapie, but he defied them. He was told that he was undermining church authority and bringing the church into disrepute.
Vuyo told the elders that he couldn’t help in the situation as he was just an employee. His statement angered the elders. Also, as a church code of conduct, the church demands it’s members dress appropriately. They should not wear clothes that reveal too much flesh.
When contacted for comment, Vuyo said, ‘No no no It’s none of anyone’s business. The elders have nothing to do with what I do. Please do not drag them into this.’