Brand-new telenovela now showing on 1Magic

Local 24 March 2021

Patrick Mofokeng, Thuli Thabethe and Thato Molamu star in Lingashoni, a new telenovela that sees a businessman return to reclaim his life 10 years after being declared dead. Watch it on 1Magic (DStv channel 103).

Brand-new telenovela now showing on 1Magic

Veteran actor Patrick Mofokeng and Thuli Thabethe lead a strong cast in the brand-new telenovela Lingashoni, a show that tells a tale of a poverty-stricken farmworker who returns to his former life as a high-flying businessman after a decade-long memory loss.

After witnessing a murder by a prominent politician, Joburg Mayor Robert Nondumo (Luzuko Nkqeto), monied "tenderpreneur" Mandla Cele (Patrick Mofokeng) goes on the run before surviving a murder from a close family member, which led to his memory loss. After being discovered by Seipati Moeketsi (Liteboho Molise), a farmworker and her two children, along a riverbank, Mandla starts a new life with them as Themba. Mandla weds Seipati and lives a contented life on the farm until 10 years later when an incident leads to him getting flashbacks to who he really is – Mandla Cele.

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“This story has the hallmarks of a hit telenovela series with twists and turns that will explore the concept of family, blended family drama, high stakes, the dark underworld of crime and suspense that will keep viewers engaged with every episode,” says Nomsa Philiso, the Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

“We have observed that our valued 1Magic viewers have become accustomed to juicy storylines and exceptional talent. Therefore, we are excited that these two elements meet political power and crime in what looks set to be a thriller,” she concludes.

Produced by Stained Glass TV, which has delivered hit drama series such as eHostela and Ifalakhe, Lingashoni will take viewers on a journey that sees a man’s life go full circle as he has to return to his old life in Bassonia, Johannesburg. Mandla has to balance the dynamics of caring for his farm family with those of reconnecting with his children and now estranged first wife Puleng (Thuli Thabethe). She has since started a new life with the family driver, Mandla’s ice boy, Papi Zulu (Thato Molamu).

“Through this telenovela, we wanted to tell a story that reveals the lived experiences of most South Africans. The themes of this telenovela include family drama, love, betrayal, scandalous affairs and crime,” says Stained Glass TV’s Zodwa Zuma.

She added, “The last thing that everybody wants is for Mandla to regain his memory. Will Mandla remember what happened to him on the day of his memory loss?”

Find out when Lingashoni airs Mondays to Thursdays at 19:30 on 1Magic (DStv channel 103).

1Magic (DStv channel 103) is available on DStv Premium and Compact Plus. To upgrade your account or to get DStv, click here.

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