Abandoned returns for season 3 in January 2024

17 November 2023
Phumeza ‘MaTshezi’ Shoba takes abandoned children and their parents on a journey of discovery and healing.
Abandoned season 3

Mzansi Magic is rekindling the hope of reconciliation and reunion with a new season of the docu-reality series, Abandoned. Premiering on DStv Channel 161, Tuesday 9 January 2024 at 20:00, viewers will witness compelling stories of families striving for wholeness against the odds.

In each episode, hosted by the compassionate Phumeza ‘MaTshezi’ Shoba, viewers are taken on a deeply emotional experience, allowing for potential life-changing reunions as children search for their long-lost parents. Through Phumeza's guidance, the show walks viewers through the delicate process of healing, offering a chance for forgiveness, and the restoration of family bonds. Bringing together the expertise of private investigators, researchers, and the joint efforts of the Department of Home Affairs and the South African Police Service, every story is a combination of complex emotions, societal pressures, and hope for a second chance.

Mzansi Magic, the home for local entertainment, proudly continues its tradition of meaningful and impactful storytelling. Abandoned's third season showcases and shares authentic South African stories that not only entertain, but also deeply connect with viewers, and reflect their lives too.

The show is brought to you by the dedicated production team at Ndlovukazi Concepts, under the direction of Nonhlanhla e. Dlamini and Patrick Mpofu.

Don't miss the new season of Abandoned on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) starting Tuesday 9 January at 20:00.  Join the conversation on Mzansi Magic's social media, XInstagram, Facebook, and TikTok using the hashtag #AbandonedMzansi.