This comes after allegations of a “horrible racist incident” on the set of the local soapie surfaced on Tuesday.

The alleged tea throwing happened during an ugly verbal altercation on Tuesday that became so nasty and allegedly racist that it compelled frustrated and furious actors like Florence Masebe and Dineo Nchabeleng to speak out about it publicly.

Masebe decided to publicly voice her concern, saying “racism is out here dancing on our set”, while Nchabeleng called it “the second incident we’ve had on the set of Ring of Lies today.”

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According to Masebe, a crew member told the black director “I can speak to you anyway I like because I’m white.”

Mzansi Magic has declined to comment on the allegation.

Reports now surfacing that the art director was suspended are apparently wrong. Mzansi Magic’s Nondumiso Mabece, PR head of M-Net’s local entertainment channels, told Channel24 on Wednesday that the art director has not been suspended by Penguin Films but is not working on the Ring of Lies production while an urgent investigation is underway.