Gomora has been tackling some major topics that involve traversing the landscape of South Africa. The most recent one that has had Mzansi in a frenzy was the debate in which Teddy struggled to pronounce a multisyllabic word in English. It opened up a can of worms in which Zodwa reflected on her past inclinations to drink alcohol while pregnant.
As the darling of the show, Teddy made fans of the show examine their response to people that aren’t fluent in English. There’s also a lot more that is happening on the telenovela. Go through the list of soapie teasers provided by TVSA. Catch every episode of Gomora which airs on Mzansi Magic every Monday to Friday at 19h30.
Monday 3 August 2020
Thathi decides that it’s time to use brains and strategy to wipe Mohato out of Alex. Buhle promises Teddy that with her help, he can win the debate.
Tuesday 4 August 2020
Thathi, having learned about Sonto’s past ties to Mohato, works on a plan to dethrone him. Mohato continues to take over Sonto’s business, one car at a time.
Wednesday 5 August 2020
Mazet brings on the heat, igniting Thathi’s fire. Thathi tells Sonto she has a plan she is implementing against Mohato. Teddy can’t take the debating heat, and he runs away.
Thursday 6 August 2020
Thathi tries a different approach in the war against Mohato. Ntokozo will do anything in defense of Teddy’s honor and Zodwa will not allow Teddy to give up.
Friday 7 August 2020
Thathi pulls off a masterstroke in the war against Mohato. Ntokozo and Buhle’s belief in Teddy pays off in spectacular fashion.
Monday 10 August 2020
Buhle makes a bold move to try and get Ntokozo’s attention. Mohato has an unpleasant surprise for Thathi while Melusi announces the new debate topic and opponents.
Tuesday 11 August 2020
Teddy takes the bull by the horns with his love life but is in for some disappointment. Thathi devises a plan of getting rid of a thorn in her side.
Wednesday 12 August 2020
Sonto is livid to discover an endangering secret that Thathi has been keeping from her. Melusi and Gladys are at logger heads over domestic issues which could sabotage the entire school debate competition.
Thursday 13 August 2020
Gladys is torn between her husband and her brother. Langa crashes hard in front of everyone while Thathi finds her seat on the throne.
Friday 14 August 2020
Ntokozo loses the debate to Teddy, but wins the girl. Thathi manages to strategically push Mohato out from the business.
Monday 17 August 2020
Buhle asks Ntokozo whether he loves her or not. Mohato finds himself smothered by the Dlaminis’ rules.
Tuesday 18 August 2020
Mohato played by Thathi, plots revenge to sabotage the operation, even if it means killing. Teddy’s plan to reunite Langa and Ntokozo backfires.
Wednesday 19 August 2020
The heat brews between Langa and Buhle, while Mohato and Gladys have a screaming match. Buhle starts falling crazy in love with Ntokozo. Teddy’s heart almost stops when Langa tells him Buhle’s intimate plans with Ntokozo.
Thursday 20 August 2020
Teddy learns that sometimes staying loyal comes at a hefty price. Langa doesn’t know how dangerous his new best friend is and Mazet wants revenge.
Friday 21 August 2020
Thathi surprises Mohato by turning up unannounced for dinner. Ntokozo and Buhle are in love, things are about to get heated, when Gladys comes home. Teddy gets into an absolute knot trying to save Ntokozo and Buhle from their parents.
Monday 24 August 2020
Pretty confronts Sonto about a big change to her will. Buhle and Ntokozo make a big decision about their relationship.
Tuesday 25 August 2020
A new revelation from Sonto leads Pretty to a breaking point. Ntokozo’s relationship with Buhle starts to cause more problems than he anticipated.
Wednesday 26 August 2020
A family feud leads to an unexpected life threatening outcome, while some relationships are tested when painful truths are revealed.
Thursday 27 August 2020
The Dlamini house is divided over young love. Sbonga innocently plants a dangerous seed in Pretty’s head.
Friday 28 August 2020
Gladys drags her husband to go witness Ntokozo break up with Buhle, in front of her family.
Monday 31 August 2020
Not feeling like her needs are being honored, Gladys has a tough conversation with Melusi. Teddy finds out about Ntokozo and Buhle’s big lie. Sonto serves Pretty the cold, hard truth!
Shannon Esra Stars in New M-Net Series Lioness
Shannon Esra to star in a new role.
A new 10-part series is coming your way this January 2021, courtesy of M-Net. It is aptly titled (Lioness) as it stars a beast in every right. Shannon Esra takes on another lead role that further demonstrates the actress’ range.
Having already made appearances in some of South Africa’s most watched telenovelas (The Queen, The River, The Throne and, most recently, Gomora), the 36 year old actress brings to life the character Sam, who loses her children, her lover, and her freedom when she is framed for fraud.
Lioness is created and produced by Ochre Moving Pictures, which has brought you riveting content for years in eTV’s Scandal and Mzansi Magic shows like Greed and Desires and two seasons of Housekeepers.
Here’s a sneak peak at what you can expect on the show:
Just as the trailer clearly depicts, the M-Net original series follows Sam, as she comes to grips with her abrupt arrest in front of her children. She is forced to reach into the depths of her baser instincts in order to fight for her family against her ex husband.
Don’t forget to watch the thriller, which premieres on Thursday, 28 January 2021.
Real Reason Why Thandeka Dawn King Left Uzalo
Thandeka Dawn King Exits Uzalo after 5 Years!
The buhlungus never phel…
2021 is proof of this Zulu proverb. Uzalo star, Thandeka Dawn King who portrays the character of Mangcobo is set to exit the SABC 1 soapie. The news was broken by Phil Mphela on his #KgopoloReports updates on Twitter.
In the tweet, the entertainment commentator alluded to King leaving Uzalo for a new lead role in Black Brain Picture series dubbed “Diepsloot”.
CASTING NEWS: Dawn Thandeka King to lead new series
Former Uzalo star, will play lead on a new series produced by Black Brain Pictures.
— Kgopolo Mphela (@PhilMphela) January 10, 2021
Thandeka has been the main drawcard on the soapie for five years. According to reports, the 43 year old opted not to renew her contract with the soapie for the seventh season.
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King has taken time off the soapie before to record other projects such as five seasons of Mzansi Magic’s Lockdown. There is no suggestion that this will be the last time we see her on the show.
The odds of her returning anytime soon are slim, as the actress will be relocating to Johannesburg.
Thandeka is one of many superstars that has quit the show amid dwindling television ratings and a threat of cancellation by the public broadcaster. Fan-favourite Khaya Dladla is displaying his range after he left the show’s flamboyant role as GC.
Our eyes will be glued to the screen in anticipation of Thandeka’s new project as well as what to make of Uzalo’s storyline after her exit.
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Will The Queen Survive Losing Brutus?
Themba Ndaba’s character Brutus to be written out of The Queen!
To prove, yet again, that 2020 was one of the worst years to date, The Queen ended the year by allegedly severing ties with drawcard thespian Themba Ndaba amid sexual harassment allegations.
The tea was shared by well-informed entertainment commentator, Phil Mpela, without getting into the nitty-gritty of it all. We had opted to provide Ferguson Films and Mzansi Magic enough time to respond to the claim, to no avail.
It is alleged that the actor made inappropriate advances to colleagues on the show.
WORD IS: The Queen to drop actor
The murmur is that Mzansi Magic telenovela will be writing (or has written) an actor out of the show following some in appropriate advances on his colleagues.
This is a welcomed & encouraging step taken by Ferguson Films.
Change the culture! pic.twitter.com/GaDSZTqIa6
— Kgopolo Mphela (@PhilMphela) December 23, 2020
News of the Ferguson’s firm stance on workplace conduct and sexual harassment was a welcomed sight by fans of the show after it was lambasted for hiring actors with a history of gender based violence.
Long-time actor Kenneth Nkosi, who reprised the role of Jaros and Peter Mashigo who played Thato’s father; Jackal were both drafted to the star-studded roster on the show even after they were known women abuse offenders.
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The production reportedly went through a sexual harassment workshop back in 2020. In a move to further streamline proper workplace conduct, the show will be writing out the storyline of fan-favourite, Brutus in the coming episodes.
It remains to be seen if the telenovela will survive without the tag team quips between Shaka and his uncle. The ratings took a hit the last time the duo was separated.
Furthermore, the soapie had already been straddling a thin line of becoming yet another casualty of 2020, with ratings dwindling with each episode. Regardless, the move to protect the workplace environment of the show over profit should be commended.
After all, it isn’t the first time that the Fergusons had fired one of their marquee actors. They will surely bounce back!