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The month of love is upon us and Zambezi Magic (160) is turning up the romance with the addition of two new telenovelas premiering on Monday 1 February.

Caribbean Flower and Champs 12 will take viewers on a journey filled with adventure, love, betrayal, revenge and all other fascinating shenanigans that are synonymous with telenovelas. 

"Telenovelas are an addictive worldwide phenomenon when it comes to daytime television viewing and we are very excited to be adding these two onto our viewing line-up," says head of Zambezi Magic Addiel Dzinoreva.

"We hope our viewers will appreciate the diversity of programming that we are bringing to the channel and soon we will be the one-stop-shop for all entertainment viewing in Southern Africa."

Caribbean Flower is a moving story of love and adventure between the air force fighter pilot Cassiano and tour guide Ester. The two have been in love since they were just kids but all changes when they suffer a betrayal from Alberto, a false friend who manages to get his rival out of the way and achieve his secret dream. It will air on Mondays to Thursdays at 13:30 CAT, repeats at 04:00 CAT and the omnibus on Saturdays at 13:00 CAT.

Champs 12 is about young Charlotte who used to be the fat girl in the neighbourhood and can’t forget the ridicule she suffered at the hands of Gonzalo and his friends when she was 12. She is determined to avenge her humiliation and becomes the proud owner of the soccer club where Gonzalo is a star player. Now, as a stunning beauty, she plans to make his life miserable, until love changes her plans completely. Catch it on Mondays to Fridays at 11:30 CAT (double bill) with repeats at 02:00 CAT.