Thathi has taken it upon herself to discipline her mother Sonto. But while finding out her mother is the one behind the botched hijacking that led to the death of her late husband is enough trauma to deal with, she’s got many skeletons herself. And it looks like old secrets are surfacing to wreck both her and the Dlamini household.
Expect this through March:
Episode 231 – Monday 1 March 2021
Pretty accuses Sbonga of cheating on her. Gladys leaves to go confront her father. Thathi is alarmed as Melusi and Langa get closer.
Episode 232 – Tuesday 2 March 2021
Pretty drops a bombshell on Sbonga that breaks his heart. Thathi worries when the bond between Melusi and Langa grows, threatening to expose her secret. .
Episode 233 – Wednesday 3 March 2021
Pretty is left to deal with the aftermath of the choices she made. Thathi finds herself getting paranoid about her own hidden past possibly coming back to haunt her.
Episode 234 – Thursday 4 March 2021
Melusi and Langa’s closeness starts to work people up into knots. Pretty and Sbonga’s breakup proves more problematic than anticipated.
Episode 235 – Friday 5 March 2021
Sbonga has a proposal for Pretty. Thathi tries desperately to keep Langa away from Melusi.
Episode 236 – Monday 8 March 2021
Sonto questions Pretty’s decision to marry Sbonga. Thathi sabotages Langa’s app in order to keep him away from Melusi.
Episode 237 – Tuesday 9 March 2021
Sbonga is shocked to learn how much lobola Sonto is demanding for Pretty. Melusi and Sonto become an unlikely team as they rally behind Langa against Thathi’s wishes; who finds herself at war with Gladys.
Episode 238 – Wednesday 10 March 2021
Thathi’s attempt to be a strict parent ends in a heated argument with Langa. Sbonga is crushed from overhearing Thathi telling Pretty that he is a good for nothing man. Langa gives a heartfelt thank you speech, leaving those with blood in their hands and envy in their chest, flinching.
Episode 239 – Thursday 11 March 2021
Sbonga and Pretty fight for their love. Gladys wants Melusi to bond with Ntokozo.
Episode 240 – Friday 12 March 2021
Pretty and Sbonga get married without a hitch, almost. Thathi consciously destroys Langa’s dream. Melusi tries to save Langa’s dream, but accidents happen.
Episode 241 – Monday 15 March 2021
Thathi is horrified when she learns about Melusi and Langa’s accident. Sbonga makes big plans now that he and Pretty are husband and wife. Gladys learns something so shocking that it threatens to change her life forever.
Episode 242 – Tuesday 16 March 2021
Thathi is shaken when Melusi seems to see through her and straight to the lengths she’s willing to go to, to keep him and Langa apart. There’s a new arrival at the Molefe house that seems to unsettle Thathi.
Episode 243 – Wednesday 17 March 2021
Pretty uncovers some unexpected things about the stranger in their home. Gladys struggles with the secret of what she knows and finds herself confronted with some tough decision to make for her family.
Episode 244 – Thursday 18 March 2021
Langa and Melusi continue to prove that blood indeed does not lie, much to Thathi’s torment. Nomsa remains a mystery and continues to garner different
reactions from the Molefe clan.
Episode 245 – Friday 19 March 2021
Thathi and Gladys square off. Despite Thathi’s efforts to keep them apart, Melusi and Langa continue to bond. Nomsa hits a dead end.
Episode 246 – Monday 22 March 2021
Gladys reveals that she knows Thathi’s dirty secret. Nomsa prays for God to show her Dumisani’s killers.
Episode 247 – Tuesday 23 March 2021
Melusi and Thathi go down memory lane, only to break up later. Thathi receives an unsettling prophecy.
Episode 248 – Wednesday 24 March 2021
Mazet is shook when she finds out that Nomsa’s son was Dumisani Bhuyeni. Langa excitedly pitches a new project to Melusi, leaving Gladys annoyed.
Gladys and Thathi bemoan their situation over a glass of red wine. Will they cope? Will they break?
Episode 249 – Thursday 25 March 2021
Sonto finds out that getting rid of Nomsa won’t be easy. Gladys gives Thathi an ultimatum. Nomsa makes a breakthrough in her investigation.
Episode 250 – Friday 26 March 2021
Nomsa learns who killed her son Jomo and Ntokozo learns he has a half-brother he knew nothing about.
Episode 251 – Monday 29 March 2021
Nomsa confronts Sonto about Jomo’s death. Mazet gets some exciting news about her Matric classes.
Episode 252 – Tuesday 30 March 2021
Sonto and Mazet struggle to stay one step ahead of Nomsa in her search for the truth. The Dlaminis are all reeling as they try to come to terms with Thathi’s secret.
Episode 253 – Wednesday 31 March 2021
There is no peace in the Dlamini household as fights ensue between the couple, with Thathi as the third wheel. Pretty’s involvement with Nomsa and Jomo is starting to cost Sonto.
Vusi Kunene Leaves Generations The Legacy – Not Coming Back
Another one bites the dust!
Vusi Kunene’s infamous character on Generations The Legacy, Jack Mabaso has exited the soapie in a bloody scene. And, we can safely assume that he won’t come back a third time around.
We reported last month that Generations’ numbers were in the decline, and some of the major stars have already jumped ship. Kunene’s character was arguably one of the biggest drawcard for the show and after five years, he’s bowing out.
It’s difficult to see how Generations will bounce back from the exodus that has seen actors such as Rapulana leave the soapie. The channel released a statement through their social media platform to show gratitude to Kunene for his tremendous work.
— SABC (@SABCPortal) May 10, 2021
Kunene was also appreciative of the experience he’s amassed playing the popular role.
“I’ve always had a serious passion for Jack. He is the most popular character I have ever played and bringing him to life has been a pleasure. I’m really going to miss everyone because Generations is like a family,” said Vusi.
Here’s a clip of the final episode of where Jack Mabaso is killed. The scene aired on Wednesday, May 12, where his enemies finally got the best of him.
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Generations: The Legacy Ratings on a Slow Decline
Viewer numbers dip further low.
The viewer numbers for ‘Generations: The Legacy’ are seeing a downward spiral, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Once the highest rated show in South Africa, the long-running television soap opera has seen a significant plunge in the number of people tuning in at 20:00 weekdays to catch up with the storylines on the Morula Pictures production.
According to top television commentator Phil Mphela, the show’s ratings averaged 6,4 million viewers in March 2021. In perspective, this is more than 2,2 million viewers lost since June 2020, and a further loss since December 2020.
TV: Generations losing viewers
Ratings on SA’s second most watched tv show have continued to decline in 2021
The show began the year with 6.97-million viewers and peaked at 6,6mil in February.
— Kgopolo Mphela ☕️ (@PhilMphela) April 12, 2021
QuenchSA reported in February that the series brought in 6 858 031 daily viewers by December 2020, making it the second highest rated show on SABC 1 after ‘Uzalo’. While that number looks good at first glance, it’s how much the series has continued to face a gradual decline in ratings that matters. In June 2020, Generations: The Legacy had over 8,7 million people tuning in to watch daily.
While that boost was mainly down to the initial lockdown, the loss of more than 2,2 million viewers in a matter of months suggests that audiences are tuning out from the show.
Things haven’t been the same for the show since it went off air in August 2014, when the 16 main cast members walked off the set and refused to resume filming following disputes over salaries, a cut of R500 million in royalties and three-year extended contracts.
Then known as ‘Generations’, the show was off air for a month between 30 September 2014 and 30 September 2014, returning with the ‘Generations: The Legacy’ rebrand on the first December that year.
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Returns to ‘The Queen’
Guess who’s back?
He led the formidable cast that helped The Queen to strike ratings gold when the telenovela premiered in August 2016.
And years after he left, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is now expected to return to the daily drama television series in the coming months. The award winning South african actor will be back to resume on the portrayal of Kgotsile, Harriet Khoza’s brother.
The veteran actor’s presence on the set of the show also suggests that differences between him and the Fergusons. In 2020, he reportedly hinted in an interview with Isolezwe that his departure from the show had not been as smooth as most would believe. “The Fergusons can only be the one’s who will reveal the sketchy details surrounding my exit on the show”, he said to the newspaper at the time. “However I can confirm that, there was something that went wrong between us but they are best suited in letting the public know of what the reasons were.”
We never quite got down to those details, but all looks to be well.
The news of Maake Ka-Ncube’s return were shared by series producer Shona Ferguson, who dropped an awe inspiring clip of the cast applauding the actor from the set. While there’s no confirmation from production and M-Net at yet, there’s reason to believe that Kgotsile will be back on our screens in no time.
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After all, the Fergusons will have to play some of their best cards to sustain the relevance of the telenovela. Over the past year, the landscape has seen some significant shift. And now that Isibaya, once the highest rated television series across DStv, has recently aired its finale after eight seasons on air, times call for new moves.
With ‘Gomora’ currently dishing out epic storylines and maintaining its place as the most viewed programme on DStv, as well as DiepCity replacing Isibaya with hard hitting stories delivered by a fresh cast, The Queen will be needing to refashion their approach.