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Secrets shatter the throne in Umbuso

Friendships, families and legacies toppled by secrets and murder in new Mzansi Magic drama Umbuso

Sundays on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) at 20:00

About the show

Mzansi Magic’s new flagship Sunday-night local drama series centres on former prison buddies Ma E (Bheki Sibiya) – who’s now a street-smart businessman – and Tiny (Makhaola Ndebele) – the people’s politician – and their efforts to establish their legacies in post-apartheid South Africa with a low-income housing project in both their sights. But a dark secret and a murder will cut to the heart of both families and destroy all they have built. It’s a tale of a daughter’s search for the truth, how the past impacts the present of crime, politics and the lengths that people will go to protect those they love, and what they believe is theirs.

Who’s Who

Also, with…

Tshepiso (Khojane Morai)

Tiny’s son is Thembelihle’s oldest friend. They were always close and once, briefly, almost dated until both families objected. Unfortunately, that choice pushed both Tshepiso and Thembelihle into unhappy marriages, in which they are each other’s lifeline. Tshepiso is married to political powerhouse Bassie, who works with his mom, Bridget. Bassie is far more interested in Tiny’s career than Tshepiso is, and she is floored by Tshepiso’s apparent lack of ambition. She could do worse, though. Tshepiso’s sister Refilwe (Bahumi Mhlongo) is the real family trainwreck...


Watch Umbuso Season 1 from Sunday, 3 April at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) and on Catch Up.

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