Sthembiso “SK” Khoza, Natasha Thahane, Shona Ferguson, Connie Ferguson, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, Mbali Nkosi

Much has been said of women who wear their hearts on their sleeves. Much more will be said when The Queen, Mzansi Magic’s new telenovela, hits the screens on Monday 1 August at 21:00.

The Queen is a fast-paced telenovela about a dedicated wife, mother and successful businesswoman, Harriet Khoza (Connie Ferguson), who is forced to do the unthinkable when her husband’s (Treasure Tshabalala) secret comes to light.

Harriet Khoza has lived her whole life as a spoiled trophy wife, but tragedy strikes her family and she is forced to take over a family empire and bring unity to a family at war with itself, while hiding a deadly secret that can tear the whole family apart. It is this concealed lie that sets into motion a series of events that will see Harriet battling forces that are out to destroy the life she has grown accustomed to.

Produced by Fergusons Films and set in the contrasting worlds of the rich in Waterfall and the middle-class of Tembisa, The Queen strips bare the insatiable lust for power amongst the wealthy and the victims that find themselves at their mercy. It also uncovers the power struggles women are faced with in business and at home, due to cultural practices and beliefs.

“Women are powerful beings. They can build empires, make homes and with the same passion that they can build, they can also tear everything apart. This new telenovela will not only expose the flaws and weaknesses of the powerful – but will also hold a mirror up to society by posing the question: How far are humans willing to go to protect their livelihood and what they believe to be rightfully theirs?” remarks Reneilwe Sema, Head of Drama at M-Net for Local Entertainment Channels.

Other notable actors joining this impressive ensemble cast are Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, Sthembiso “SK” Khoza, Natasha Thahane, Mara Louw, Themba Ndaba, Shona Ferguson, Mbali Nkosi, Dineo Moeketsi, Loyiso MacDonald, Zenzo Ngqobe, Zandile Msutwana and Slindile Nodangala.

Battle lines will be drawn when The Queen premieres on Monday 1 August on Mzansi Magic (161) at 21:00. Uzogcwala!

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