M-Net’s proudly local channel Maisha Magic East is set to air Isibaya, on Monday, 2nd November at 7pm. This exciting new addition to the MMEast line-up promises to provide riveting story lines filled with drama, interesting characters and plenty of intrigue set against the backdrop of the South African taxi industry.
Isibaya depicts the battle for wealth and power between the Zungus and the Ndlovus, two rival families living in Thukela Valley. The bitter feud between the two powerful taxi families continues in Egoli, the city of gold, where the Zungus seek to build their fortune.
The promise of riches and old cycles of revenge tear them apart, but one man’s quest for reconciliation and peace leads them all to understand that they can prosper together. In the past they battled over cattle, but the taxi business has become the new commodity. This world is reflected in the title Isibaya, which means The Kraal – where a herd of cattle and goats are kept – but is also colloquially a reference to a fleet of taxi’s and new wealth.
The narrative not only tackles the feud between the two families but at its heart it is an epic love story between Thandeka and S’bu, the younger generation of their feuding families. It is a story of love, of betrayal and of big dreams.
The Isibaya cast is an eclectic mix of both celebrated, seasoned actors in television and theatre and fresh new faces.
Isibaya will be broadcast from every Monday to Friday at 7pm starting 2nd Nov on DStv 158 and GOtv4
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