Genres: Drama
Broadcast on: Mzansi Magic



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Mzansi Magic : 18 Mar 2024 - 10 Jun 2024

About the Show

Obstruction is a South African television drama series about a fiery and hot-headed 17-year-old talented netball captain who dreams of being noticed by the Gauteng provincial coach and playing for the national team.

Zenokuhle (Luyanda Zuma) is a 17-year-old high schooler and netball superstar with dreams of making her mark and getting picked to play for the Gauteng Provincial Netball Team.

However, getting there does not seem like it will be easy as she contends with challenges she has to tackle head on.

Through Zeno's story, we follow the talented teenager and how she and her peers navigate relationships with their parents, teachers, love interests, enemies and frenemies.

The series introduces Zano and her mother Thandiwe (Bukamina Cebekhulu), whom she feels is the only enemy of progress in her life and does not understand her netball needs.

This seems to be proven right when Thandiwe decides to uproot their lives and transfer her to a new school, in a new neighbourhood where she needs to start anew.

Moreover, she has to prove her skills by trying to lead a not-so-great team to the netball finals.

Unbeknownst to Zeno, the true impediment to fulfilling her dreams is her charming, lovable father whom she doesn't know has a serious gambling addiction that has led her mother to break her back, covering up for him out of love for her daughter.

She also has to face off with new schoolmates, some of whom are not exactly thrilled by her presence, plus a love interest set to shake her world even more.

The show finds out whether a mother's love can be strong enough to transform a teenager's self-perceptions and values, thereby changing the course of her future.

The series stars Luyanda Zuma as Zeno, Bukamina Cebekhulu as Thandiwe, Menzi Biyela as Mandla, Lerato Mokoka as Ora, 
Nyalleng Thibedi as Coach Mel, Craig Nobela as KG, Thembsie Matu as Gogo Mngomezulu and Nhlanhla Kunene as Jacob.

Obstruction was created by Thembakuye Madlala and produced by Stained Glass TV.

The executive producers are Mmamitse Thibedi and Thembakuye Madlala and the series producer is Allison Forget-Deyes.

The writing team includes Thembakuye Madlala, Shitshembiso Mabasa, Pusetso Thibedi, Lerato Mokoka, Mmamitse Thibedi and Athi Petela.

The directors are Vivek Mehta and PJ Mashokolo.

The original score is by The Audio Guys and the title track is by M.I. Kid.


Coach Mel Molefe

Gogo Mngomezulu

Jacob Nkonzo

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