An image for the Road with Nandi Ngoma

An exploration of a love affair written from the memories of an old man and narrated in the modern day leads to Mzansi Magic’s new telenovela The Road premiering on Monday, 31 August on DStv Channel 161. 

Set against the backdrop of iconic Sophiatown, the endearing love story starts with a journey that is intertwined with the dramatic threads of history; a thrilling world of music, danger, politics and romance. 

The Road sees the beautiful singer Stella and talented writer Themba as star-crossed lovers longing to be together, but only destiny will tell if they end up in each other’s arms. Their story and the one-sided romance between them is told against bubbling tensions, a mysterious murder and unresolved passions. 

A heavyweight TV producer eager to tell and capture the touching story takes on the challenge, leading to spell bounding actions he couldn’t have predicted. And so begins The Road with a tantalising tale of the past and present.

“We are looking forward to the new telenovela. The Road follows the resounding success of Isibaya. We hope that our viewers will enjoy the authentic, sweeping love story set through an era famous glamour and music,” says Nkateko Mabaso, Director for local Interest Channels at M-Net.

Make a date with the new telenovela, The Road on Monday, 31 August at 19:30 only on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161. For more information, visit the Mzansi Magic website, follow The Road on Twitter @TheRoadMzansi #TheRoadMzansi.