EFF leader Julius Malema said the Generations actors are suffering for having trusted the ANC.
He was speaking at his party’s Women’s Month workshop at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, on Saturday.
The cast of SABC1’s popular soapie were fired earlier this month after going on strike.
Malema said the actors sang ANC songs and wore the party’s T-shirts before the election in May.
“When they wanted to go on strike earlier, the ANC intervened and promised them they would get what they wanted,” he said.
“But immediately after the election, they said they did not have the money to keep their promise.”
He said a number of people wanted the EFF to say it supported the actors but the party supported all workers in the entertainment industry, not only those on Generations.
Malema claimed that the film and entertainment industries treated workers the worst, but he said the EFF would fight for them.
“We can’t just go out and fight for the entertainment desk of the ANC. That isn’t the EFF’s responsibility. It was them campaigning for the ANC, so let them feel the pain now!
“We told those actors that these people care only about themselves.” Speaking about rumours that the issue was being resolved, Malema said: “I can tell you now that they will not get the money that they want.”