My Brother's Keeper

Genres: Telenovela
Broadcast on: Mzansi Magic



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My Brother's Keeper is a South African telenovela which tells the tale of a family drawn into a deadly succession battle of its own making, exploring how far people will go in their quest for power and acceptance, with a focus on the traditional custom of Ukungena.

Against the opulent backdrop of the Shabalala family empire, at the heart of this drama stands Nqubeko (Wiseman Mncube), Mshengu's (Lindani Nkosi) ambitious love child, trapped in the shadows and yearning for his rightful place in the family.

Nqubeko is headstrong and tired of being sidelined by his father.

Nqubeko, driven by both ambition and the need for validation, sees an opportunity to become more powerful, setting his sights on his sister-in-law Fakazile (Zola Nombona), the key to the Shabalala legacy.

But as he navigates this dangerous path, he finds himself at odds with his siblings, especially Donga (Sdumo Mtshali), the rightful heir.

As alliances shift and secrets come to light, the Shabalala family finds itself on the verge of collapse, with each member forced to reckon with their desires, loyalties and the true cost of power.

The Shabalala Family includes:

Mshengu (Lindani Nkosi)

A dominant figure, Mshengu establishes authority with a mix of savvy and confidence. His traditionalist values often clash with the changing world around him.

Khwezi (Mnqobi Kunene)

Mshengu's firstborn with MaMchunu. An astute businessman, Khwezi's unexpected absence sets in motion the drama to unfold.

Fakazile (Zola Nombona)

An independent woman and wife of Khwezi. As the key to the Shabalala empire, she becomes the focal point of the power struggle.

Nqubeko (Wiseman Mncube)

The ambitious love child, constantly seeking his father's approval. His decisions stir the pot within the Shabalala family.

Donga (Sdumo Mtshali)

Mshengu's firstborn with his first wife, representing the rightful heir to the Shabalala legacy.

Other featured cast include Nomusa (Vuyiseka Cawe), the supportive wife of Nqubeko; Thuthuka (Sparky Xulu), the charming yet irresponsible youngest Shabalala; and Ndumiso (Nkanyiso Mchunu), a man easily swayed by temptation.

A story about the corrupting nature of greed, My Brother's Keeper also features Hlengiwe Lushaba-Madlala, Raphael Griffiths and Nthabiseng Kgosana.

My Brother's Keeper is based on a concept by Duma Ndlovu and Tshepo Ya Rona Mamatu and is produced by Rhythm World Productions.

The executive producer is Duma Ndlovu and the series producer is Sinini Nyathi-Mati.

The director is Uvelile Bangani and the head writer is Nonthuthuzelo Magoxo.


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