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Generations The Legacy: Meet Mfundi Vundla’s American wife



As democracy dawned in 1994, Generations was one of those TV shows that came alongside it. It started as a once per week 30 minutes show to became a soap opera. It have created big names from Connie Masilo to Sophie Ndaba, Sello Maake Ka Ncube.

Generations in its current form is called Generations the legacy following a big fight between the show’s creator, Mfundi Vundla and the cast which him to change its original of Generations.

Mfundi Vundla was born in Johannesburg in 1946. He is a Soweto. He did his primary schooling in Johannesburg. He went to the Cape Province and do standard 8 but came back to Soweto, and did his matric at Morris Isaacson High, the famous June 1976 uprising school. After Matric, he went to Fort Hare to do study BA in politics, Philosophy and English. He was expelled for getting involved in anti-apartheid activities in 1968.

In 1970, he left South Africa to study in USA. In 1973, he met Karen Johnson and they dated. They got married in 1976. In 1986, they moved to California where he found a job as one of the writers of NYPD blue and Hill Street Blues. When she came back to South Africa, he started Generations.


Karen Vundla was born as Karen E. Johnson. She is a producer, known for The Breed (2006), How to Steal 2 Million (2011) and Blacks Without Borders: Chasing the American Dream in South Africa (2008).

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