Soccer legend Doctor Khumalo’s interception and iconic assist to Mark Williams –resulted in Bafana Bafana’s second goal in the final against Tunisia in the 1996 African Cup of Nations - will go down in history as one of the most memorable moments in South Africa’s sporting history. Affectionately known as 16V, the football legend brought joy to millions with his on-field career, however his life off the pitch was just as riveting.
Now, the story of his life and career will be shared in 16V Doctor Khumalo: Untold, an intimate 4-part weekly docuseries premiering on Mzansi Magic (DStv Compact Channel 161) on 02 October at 20:00
Produced by 54 Connect, this story celebrates the life of a young man who – with his magnetic personality, infectious smile and skills to match – made the most of his life as a soccer megastar.
The docuseries shows us the man behind the name, behind the fame and behind the legend, painting an intimate portrait of a man who had to show up and show out, even when navigating the painful loss of his closest loved ones.
In the docuseries, Khumalo tells his own story, alongside former teammates, ex-footballers, politicians, celebrities and media personalities, who share commentary and personal anecdotes.
“We’re excited to be premiering this exclusive docuseries on Mzansi Magic. Doctor Khumalo’s fame and impact transcended football – he was and still is an icon. 16V Doctor Khumalo: Untold is a celebratory, raw and honest portrait of one of our living legends,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
She concludes: “As a channel, we are proud to have the opportunity to honour our national icons while they are still alive. This is a series you won’t want to miss."
From historical moments such as the 1996 African Cup of Nations, his stint playing in the US and his iconic career with Kaizer Chiefs, to his soccer-filled upbringing and youth under the apartheid regime, the docuseries is about 6V like you have never seen him before.
Tune in to Mzansi Magic (DStv Compact Channel 161) on 02 October at 20h00 for this touching and exciting story of nostalgia, victory and loss. It will bring you joy as easily as it will bring tears to your eyes.