A spotlight on our Zambezi Magic mothers!

08 May 2021
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“A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path”


                                                                 – Agatha Christie

We’re taking a look at the different types of mothers this Mother’s Day – and what better place to look than at the stars of our Zambezi Magic shows.

We’ve either been her, know her, or know of someone like her. Here’s a look at some of the most note-worthy mothers on the box and their sometimes eyebrow-raising parenting styles. 

Mai Guru – Mpali  

Mai Guru is a good mom; almost too good if you ask us! She allows her children, especially Hambe, to get away with a lot. Her husband Nguzu wants him to learn his lessons the hard way, but she defends him way too much and allows him to be dependant. Mai Guru is not just a mother to her own children. She plays mother figure to the other wives on the farm and brings them together. She’s definitely what we would call a softie with a big heart. 

Izukanji – Makofi 

Being a widow trying to raise two children who don’t listen to you cannot be easy – and unfortunately, this is Izukanji’s current reality. Her kids don’t take her seriously and do as they please, which has caused her many headaches. Izukanji is always having to ask other people to talk some sense into them (and even spy on them on occasion, to find out what they could be up to). When she does take matters into her own hands, it always results in fierce arguments that take a while to simmer down.

Veronica – Amooye 

This Zambezi Magic mother wants to be in charge of everything; from how Kabwe lives his life, what career path he chooses, and who he dates. Although her heart is in the right place, she’s what many would refer to as a “meddler” (sorry, mom) and even goes as far as confronting his partners to tell them they are not worthy of her son.

Moms are all different – and we celebrate them in all their differences, no matter how peculiar or misunderstood. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all our fierce and fabulous Zambezi Magic mothers. We appreciate all you do!