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The matriarch is in shambles – Gqeberha: The Empire

01 November 2023
Bulelwa has had enough of Luzuko's scheming ways.

Bulelwa Mxenge is stuck between a rock and a hard place now that she knows the truth about her husband.

Read all the November summaries below: 

Wed- 1 Nov - Bullet's Tyranny         

Nozuko considers joining with a foe. Bulelwa nudges her son to get intimate with his wife. Matilda wants the Mxenges to pay for Anathi's misery.


Thur- 2 Nov-  Back to how it was     

Nontle continues to fight temptation. Anathi decides to go back to the Mxenges but with a plan. Zimkhitha comes up with a way to solve the Bulelwa problem.


Fri- 3 Nov - An eye for an eye

New Anathi torments Nozuko. Zimkhitha's hell-bent on getting Nozuko to agree to kill Bulelwa. Nontle's stuck between a rock and a hard place.


Mon- 6 Nov - Doomed Relationships           

Nozuko agrees to work together with a nemesis to get rid of common enemy. A previously devoted wife wants out of her marriage. Anathi refuses to backdown from her grand demands, even when a former lover tries to make her see reason.

7 Nov - Love dies here 

Zimkhitha and Nozuko's plans to kill Bulelwa don’t seem to come together because of their bickering. Ntando asks Nontle for one last time, hoping he will win her back. Bulelwa takes charge of motivating Zimkhitha's kids, which makes her happy.


8 Nov- Dumb and Dumber

Nozuko and Zimkhitha just can't agree on what to do to deal with the Bulelwa problem. Thulani confronts Nontle.


 9 Nov - Abducted

Thulani's marriage woes give Ntando hope. Zimkhitha and Nozuko humble themselves to Bulelwa. Bulelwa is kidnapped.


10 Nov-  A house without a roof  

Ntando and Thulani grow suspicious of Nozuko and Zimkhitha but know they have to continue to play the game. The kidnapper reveals himself to Bulelwa. Funeka reveals Nontle's affair to Msimelelo.


13 Nov - Bulelwa's Price Tag

What will it take for Zimkhitha and Nozuko to finally get through to Thulani to pay the ransom? When Nontle assures Ntando that there's nothing between the two of them, is it her mind or her heart speaking?

14 Nov - Built on a lie

Bulelwa tries to connect with her kidnapper in order to free herself. Done chasing after Nontle, Ntando enters back into the dating scene. Anathi and Thulani worry when they become the star witnesses in the police's search for Bulelwa.


15 Nov -  I love you, Lord, my strength

 Zimkhitha wants to take out Bulelwa. Anathi is glad to finally be leaving the snake den that is the poisonous Mxenge homestead. Mpilo has something to say about Ntando's sexual behaviour.


16 Nov- Chasing Ghosts

Anathi decides to return home, this time for good. When it comes down to finishing the job, Luyolo chokes. Nontle comforts Thulani and tells him she's there for him as his wife.

17 Nov - I will have my vengeance

A vengeful Bulelwa wants to burn her tormentors. Msimelelo confuses Funeka's kindness with forgiveness. Luzuko makes an ally.


20 Nov- House of Cards

Msimelelo and Funeka's marriage seems to plummet further and further. A revelation of secrets sees the Mxenge house falling like a house of cards.


21 Nov -  Bye, Witch

The battle lines are drawn between Luzuko and his wives. Luzuko has a tantalising proposition for his brother. Will he accept or not? Msimelelo's efforts at thawing the ice between him and Funeka don’t go as planned.


22 Nov-  Art of War

Zimkhitha and Nozuko play a game of deception with one another, whilst Thulani declares war against Luzuko. Nomaflower thought she was off the hook but finds herself caught up between Luzuko and Nozuko. Msimelelo decides not to fight Funeka about the divorce.


23 Nov  - Broken Ties

Luzuko remains determined to leave the old behind. Funeka and Msimelelo close the most important chapter of their lives. Nontle asks Ntando for answers, but he directs her to the love of her life.


24 Nov - Goodbyes and New Beginnings

Luzuko and Hlumelo are ready to take over the world together. Bulelwa drops a bombshell on her kids. Msimelelo is sad to see a former lover living her best without him.

27 Nov 23 - Divorce Party

Zimkhitha and Nozuko's plan to get back into Luzuko's good books backfires badly. Msimelelo is crushed when he learns how Funeka has chosen to move on from their marriage. Thulani drops a bombshell on Nontle.


28 Nov-  Passions and Regressions

Zimkhitha's charms prove too hard to resist. Nontle fights for her relationship. Funeka chooses herself and Msimelelo discovers a silver-lining in the dark cloud hanging over him.


29 Nov - All secrets revealed

Funeka's kind gestures spurs Msimelelo to find a way to redeem himself. Nontle learns about Thulani's affair and fake kidnapping. Luzuko learns Zimkhitha's dirtiest secrets.

30 Nov - Unforgiven

Nontle leaves Thulani. Luzuko reveals he knows about Zimkhitha and Msimelelo's affair. Msimelelo gets what's his from Uhuru.

Watch Gqeberha: The Empire on weekdays at 21:00 on DStv channel 161, stream, and catch up on episodes on DStv Stream. Join the conversation on Mzansi Magic's social media, XInstagram, Facebook, and TikTok using the hashtag #GqeberhaTheEmpire.