Israel Matseke-Zulu’s portrayal of Don Buthelezi on Gomora has shaken up the dynamic on the show. The actor, who has played several gangster characters on local television shows throughout the years, showcases his acting chops on yet another role that is able to terrorise an entire community.
Having arrived on the show as Teddy’s long lost deadbeat father, Don has transitioned from a man seeking forgiveness for his past sins to Gomora‘s most feared crime lord. It didn’t take long for him to transition from a humanised man grieving the loss of his late wife, to a ruthless thug working his way through the ranks to lead Alexandra’s hijacking mob.
We worried a little that his sudden rise to the throne was a little unjustified, bearing in mind he’d come in as one looking for redemption. How does he suddenly become a criminal boss overnight?
But this is addressed on Friday’s episode of the Mzansi Magic daily drama. Teddy, confronting his father one more time to understand how the hell he switched up so fast, recalls how the man he met seemed nice. It’s then Don reveals that the man we all met was always a front. We’ve been punked.
While Sonto, who ran the streets for years during the peak of her double life as the township’s Mother Teresa who only took off her mask at night to manage her secret life as an OG, fights for her life in hospital, Don is taking over. Not only is he hellbent on forming the most powerful network of criminals in the northern township, he also seemed adamant on taking every last thing Nomasonto owns.
Last week after being kicked out by Zodwa, Don moved in with the Molefe’s. He is using the same fraudulent lease contracts he used to fake legal access to Sonto’s car workshop. The same forged signature is now being used by Don to gain free accommodation at Sonto’s house, where the enemies that want him dead are on his tight leash.
He’s also out to get Bongani Shisanyama, the only man standing between him and Zodwa. It’s absolutely wild because for 19 years, he left Zodwa to raise their son while he started another family. He’s back now though, and everyone must suffer through his display of psychopathic narcissism.
Oh, he absolutely adores Zodwa. My foot! So far, Don’s pursuit of the relationship has so far seemed to be an ego-fuelled farce meant to cover up his real agenda; to take over everything.
Enemies are zeroing in on him like sharks, however. Will Don continue to reign over Gomora, or will the enemies finally catch him right when his guard is down?
Gomora airs weekdays at 19:30 on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161.
The Queen Mzansi Magic October Teasers
FRIDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2021
MIND YOUR BUSINESS
Noma tries to be a good friend but gets snubbed. Mjekejeke worries when Georgina acts a little out of character.
MONDAY, 4 OCTOBER 2021
Brutus grows more and more suspicious. Hector and Harriet’s romantic getaway meets up with an unexpected obstacle. Georgina and Schumacher decide to forget all about their problems.
TUESDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2021
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND?
Harriet catches up with the Khoza men watch dog creeping in her love escapades with the enemy. Georgina becomes insistent on her desire to take a break from her day job.
WEDNESDAY, 6 OCTOBER 2021
Harriet deals with the private investigator Brutus hired to spy on her. Hector and Harriet’s romantic dinner is disrupted.
THURSDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2021
Shaka sees something that makes him second guess Harriet’s loyalty. Hector breaks Harriet’s heart.
FRIDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2021
CAN’T STAY APART
Hector and Harriet’s hearts want what they want. Georgina comes to her boiling point.
MONDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2021
I’LL TAKE CONTROL
Thando takes matters into her hands. The more Harriet and Hector try to steer clear of each
other, the stronger the attraction.
TUESDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2021
IN PLAIN SIGHT
Harriet and Hector run into someone unexpected. Olerato struggles to make the luncheon happen.
WEDNESDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2021
Georgina insists on getting to the bottom of the Khoza case, even if it means investigating her senior. Brutus celebrates a false victory, unaware he had some assistance.
THURSDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2021
BIG MOVES ONLY
Harriet drops the ball. Georgina hits a dead end.
FRIDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2021
WOLVES AND SHEEP
Harriet tries to stop Brutus from killing Hector. Georgina struggles to let go of her investigation of Hector. Thando and Hector are at odds over Hector not telling her
the truth about everything.
MONDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2021
THE LONELY HOUR
Harriet and Brutus are at each other’s throat and no one else knows why. Georgina finally gets a chance to interrogate Thando without her even knowing.
TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2021
OUT OF CONTROL
Brutus spirals out control. Harriet has to choose between love and family.
WEDNESDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2021
PLAN IN MOTION
Brutus challenges the Khoza’s leadership position just as Georgina gradually worms her way into the Sebatas’ secrets.
THURSDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2021
ELIMINATE THE ENEMY
Feeling cornered, Harriet goes on the offense. Georgina has some explaining to do.
FRIDAY, 22 OCTOBER 2021
Georgina is trying her best to expose Thando and Hector. Brutus’ fury knows no bounds.
MONDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2021
FRIENDS OR FOES?
Georgina is playing a very dangerous game with Thando. Brutus is in his worst behaviour.
TUESDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2021
Brutus makes his move to takeover the Khoza empire. Georgina makes a plan to turn Menzi against the Sebatas.
WEDNESDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2021
Brutus is unstoppable on his mission to take over the Khoza empire. The Sebatas’ enemy is unmasked.
THURSDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2021
A NEW SHERIFF’S IN TOWN
Brutus is the king of the castle and he is enjoying every minute of it. Thando discovers that her new friend is not what she claims to be.
FRIDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2021
A SLIGHTED QUEEN
Thando plays a cat and mouse game with Georgina. Harriet refuses to bend the knee.
Gomora October Teasers – Don’s Takeover Continues
Can Mel keep the dark family secret from Thathi?
We’re really curious how Thathi and Mel’s little romance will work out now that Mel knows his wife is behind Langa’s death. Will Mazet eventually succeed with her plan to kill Don? Here’s what to expect on Gomora this month.
5 October 2021 Episode 117
Don tries to mend fences with Sibongile. Ntokozo tries to get closer to Don. Melusi struggles to come clean to Thathi.
6 October 2021 Episode 118
Ntokozo and Teddy return home and cause their families trouble. Gladys accuses Melusi of being a bad parent. Don puts in a ‘special order’ for Teddy’s birthday present.
7 October 2021 Episode 119
Zodwa receives unexpected income. Don has two new hijacking candidates for his operation prospects.
8 October 2021 Episode 120
Don goes too far in his quest to win Teddy over and Zodwa has had enough. Mel and Thathi have their first fight. Gladys flips the switch on Ntokozo.
11 October 2021 Episode 121
Zodwa finds comfort in Bongani’s arms. Thathi and Gladys get into a physical fight. Don gives Ntokozo London’s place on the crew.
12 October 2021 Episode 122
The Dlamini’s suffer a devastating loss. Ntokozo risks losing his friendship with Teddy.
13 October 2021 Episode 123
Gladys finally reveals her big secret to Thathi. Don and Melusi almost come to blows. Zodwa has big plans for the evening.
14 October 2021 Episode 124
Teddy gets the shock of his life when his father puts him between a rock and a hard place. Melusi is caught in the middle of messy situations from both his homesteads.
15 October 2021 Episode 125
Melusi unwittingly chooses Thathi again, over Gladys who needs him more. Tshiamo has to face her fears. Ntokozo and Teddy don’t see eye to eye when it comes to Don.
18 October 2021 Episode 126
Tshiamo gives a great answer to the judges’ question. Gladys admits to Zodwa that she is worried about Ntokozo. Stompie confirms to Mazet that Ntokozo is in Don’s crew.
19 October 2021 Episode 127
Melusi is shocked when he learns about the funeral. Mazet tries to get closer to Ntokozo. Buhle struggles to come to terms with losing the pageant.
20 October 2021 Episode 128
Mazet sets her seductive plan in motion and Ntokozo falls for it. Melusi considers going back home.
21 October 2021 Episode 129
Thathi decides to confess to Melusi. Don catches Ntokozo and Mazet kissing.
22 October 2021 Episode 130
Thathi is haunted by her own conscience. Ntokozo is in trouble with Don. Bongani is ready to take his relationship with Zodwa to another level.
25 October 2021 Episode 131
Mazet wants to go with Pretty to visit Mam’Sonto. Melusi gives Thathi the cold shoulder. Meanwhile, Don tells Stompie that he has something up his sleeve, the chances of Bongani marrying Zodwa are few to nil.
26 October 2021 Episode 132
Don’s position is threatened. Both Thathi and Melusi decide to fetch their lives in very different ways.
27 October 2021 Episode 133
Thathi kicks Melusi out. Zodwa and Bongani are attacked.
28 October 2021 Episode 134
Don puts in motion a plan to come for everything, including getting the woman he loves back. Thathi has plans of her own brewing while Melusi flails about trying to find his footing.
29 October 2021 Episode 135
Thathi cooks up a plan to entrap Don. Zodwa wonders if Don was involved in the robbery of the Shisanyama. Gladys plans to make Melusi earn his way back to her heart.
Gomora airs weekdays at 19:30 on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161.
Legacy Teasers – What to Expect this Week
This week on Legacy, the Price family is confronted with a scandal from the past. A handsome young man claims to be the late Sebastian Price’s estranged son. Could it be true, or is it yet another fraudster trying to stake a claim on the family fortune? And, how will the Price sisters deal with this shocking news?
More reasons why you don’t want to miss Legacy this week:
- Dineo finally brings herself to visit Felicity in hospital, but there’s another face-off…Stefan is left heartbroken yet again… Is he finally done?
- Janet tells Robbie about how she fell pregnant by Sebastian… is it really true?
- Kabelo visits the Prices’ to deliver the DNA results. Is the body in the rose garden the late Sebastian Price?
- Felicity comes clean and confesses all her sins, but to who?
- Dineo and Felicity are met with someone who knows more than they should…
- Sims and Stefan find themselves in a sticky situation…
- A murder unites enemies.
Legacy airs on M-Net, DStv channel 101 Mondays to Thursdays at 19:00.