Uzalo creators: 'We did everything by the book' on Hlaudi intervention

Glass Stained Productions, co-owned by President Jacob Zuma's daughter Gugu Zuma-Ncube, allegedly had Hlaudi Motsoeneng's assistance in awarding them a R167 million deal.

Motsoeneng is reported to have intervened in the process after the company's submissions were rejected by the national broadcaster's review panel to continue airing local series, Uzalo.

In an article initially published by weekly publication, Sunday Times, Motsoeneng stepped in and signed off the contract in a week after the review panel expressed concerns over the business plan, exorbitant budget and production value.

702's John Robbie got co-owner of the production company, Pepsi Pokane's side of the story.

Listen to the interview below:

We went through the normal processes and we understand that there was some internal strife, but we did everything by the book.

Pepsi Pokane, Stained Glass Productions

The notion that they wouldn't renew the show that was the number one show in the country and still is, doesn't make any sense to us.

Pepsi Pokane, Stained Glass Productions

In an effort to get all sides of the story, Redi Tlhabi, spoke to SABC's spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago, and Sunday Times journalist, Mzilikazi wa Afrika.

Listen to the explanations below:

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