The creators of popular television soapie The River, Tshedza Pictures, have been dragged to court for allegedly terminating the contract of producer Emmanuel Tlhakanye prematurely.
Tlhakanye is now demanding R319 000 in damages.
In documents filed at the South Gauteng High Court this month, Tlhakanye claimed that the termination followed his “wrongful arrest for robbery”, leading to a few nights at Brixton and Joburg Central police stations in June.
“ldquo;On or about 25 June 2020 and at this place of residence, the plaintiff was unlawfully arrested by members of the South African Police Services and charged with inter alia robbery and kept in custody at the Brixton Police Station until 28 June 2020,” his papers, which Daily Sun has seen, read in part.
He states that he was later taken to the Joburg Central Police Station and charged with the possession of a suspected stolen cellphone and was subsequently released from police custody on 30 June.