Muvhango is a story based on two branches of the same family who are at conflict with one another, torn apart by the clash between the urban and rural communities. In their battle to find a unified answer to their conflict, they are divided by juicy betrayals, jealous and revenge, that's how the show describes Muvhango.
A story that first started in 1997 as 13-part episode drama has now gone to be one of SA's top soapies. With 1200 episodes and counting, the show is currently displaying simptoms of lack of new, original and rivetting storylines = A disease that no soapie is immune of.The crux of Muvhango
The show has been very successful in pulling quite a few millions to watch it even though it sometimes lacks the recipe of a good storyline. Since the show started, Thandaza has been subjected to countless love triangles and the men eventually betray her.
We all still remember the love triangles in Thandaza's life starting with the days of Edward, Ndalamo and Pheko.
On the other hand, the Mukwevhos always want to rule in Mukwevho Holdings boardroom because they are of the opinion that the Mokoenas want to steal the company from them.
Though I am not Venda, I have issues with how Venda older/mature characters are potrayed on the show. They are potrayed as people who lack compromise, emotional intelligence and sympathy. Take Vho-Masindi for instance, she had issues with Catherine right during Mashudu's death up to the time of his burial. Now that Catherine is dead, she's after Agnes. Are all step mothers really like that? I would like to see a more sympathetic and family-like Vho-Masindi injected on her character.
Last year the arrival of KK on the scene heralded a new era in the history of Muvhango. The story played out over a period of 7 months, much to the dismay and impatience of loyal viewers.
Just as we thought the storyline was over, Meme and KK are currently trying to get MH back to their arms, bits by bits.
Some of the characters I am not sure what their role on the story really is. What is Pumpkin really doing on the show? She and Spha seem never to hit it off.
You guys know the story and you can take it from there. New storyline to appease loyal and attract new viewers
So, it is clear that something is wrong in the storyline section. What should happen?
Lufuno is portaryed as an emotional character and I would like to see how, from a cultural point of view, rape will be handled on the show.
Lufuno and her man Mulimisi are all lover-dovey and he wants punani and she doesn't wanna give in. The situations leads to rape and Lufuno lays charges against him and he is arrested. The family is up in arms and the elders say Lufuno shouldn't have pressed charges because she will shame the royal house. All these make Lufuno angry and she starts having nightmares about the day of her rape. Mulimisi makes it out on bail. Lufuno goes to the river to wash her clothes and he comes to apologise. She then fights with him and she pushes him in the river and as he tries to gets out, Lufuno takes a big stone on the river banks of Thathe...Mulimisi get out and she throws the huge stone on his head and he dies instantly.
Lufuno is arrested and charged with culpable homicide. Her bossy inmates abuse her and she unleashes all her anger on them and starts fighting with all of them and she becomes the new cell boss. Agnes goes to see her and brags that Lufuno is now in jail and she (Agnes) is climbing the corporate ladder. Vho-Masindi arrives in the middle of the bragging and starts swearing at Agnes. Then, another trial begins...
Thandaza and her new man marry. Meme stays away from them. For once, Thandaza is shown as a woman who is happily married and so so in love. However, her son Vusi doesn't like her man and wants to stay with her grand mom. A new challenge of integrating a new husband with your son begins…
Meme sets up KK in a bid to get rid of him at Masase so she can completely own the company. He takes the bait and Meme sees him dethroned from being the boss of the company and she is now at the helm of it. Agnes turns into a bitchy character and is now enemies with Meme because they don't trust each other since she trounced her mentor KK.
Mmbangiseni and Meiki plan to get married but Humbulani comes back to reclaim her Etwatwa and Mmbangiseni loses his cool since he doesn't have any moolah and wasn't saving. Meiki's crazy with the idea of her wedding and her man doesn't want to let her down so he says he will pay but he knows he has no money at all. On wedding day, organisers and creditors have not been payed = they arrive to take the cake, catering company goes back and and so does everything and everyone else. Mmbangiseni doesn't pitch up, Meiki is devasted at the altar and the mighty Mukwevhos are seething with their name being dragged in the mud. Two-faced Miriam starts plotting against Humbulani and Mmbangiseni for shaming her only daughter.
REAL AND NEW ISSUES PLEASE!!!!!!!!