Actress Katlego Danke who plays the role of Thathi on Gomora made her name on the previous version of Generations, where she played Dineo Mashaba.
When the cast was disbanded, she left Generations after a salary-related fallout with executive producer Mfundi Vundla.
We might agree that the recent version of Generations cast has done justice to the storyline. We take salary comparison across Generations The Legacy and Gomora by comparing current highest-paid actors on both sets.
Salary Thathi on Gomora vs Lucy from Generations
Thathi on Gomora
Katlego Danke is the highest-paid cast member on Mzansi Magic telenovela Gomora where she plays the role of Thathi Molefe- Ndaba. The Thathi role is Mbongeni Ndaba’s wife; she dumped her life and family in Gomora to stay with her husband and children Buhle and Langa in the affluent suburbs of Sandton.
Her life took an ugly turn when Mbongeni lost his life in a botched hijacking ordeal. She lost every material possession when Mbongeni died, leaving her with one choice of returning to Gomora to stay with MaSonto (Mother) and Pretty (sister).
Thathi and her children took ages to adjust to the new reality; accumulating debts and ridiculing by old wealthy friends pushed her to join her mother’s car hijacking syndicate.
Over the Gomora storyline, Thathi showed resilience, stood tall and brave for her children; she got implicated in a love triangle with Principal Melusi Dlamini, her high school lover.
Despite Gomora production being a low budget and their salaries being relatively lower than most soapies, they know the art of keeping their main cast. Being the highest-paid cast member on Gomora, Katlego earns R60 000 per month for playing the Thathi role.
Lucy Diale on Generations The Legacy
Actress Manaka Ranaka plays the role of Lucy Diale on Generations The Legacy, where she is the highest-paid member of the cast. On Generations, The Lucy role is the eldest Diale sibling married to businessman Mrekza Makhafola.
Known as the Queen of Gomora, Lucy is an ex-convict who breaks the law to get things done. She conceals her criminal activities through running a shabeen, and her influence and capabilities are underestimated at one’s peril.
Due to the recent exit of prominent Generations The Legacy, Lucy became the highest-paid across the cast; she earns R95 000 per month, a testimony that Generations is the most paying soapie in South Africa.