Saints and Sinners is a South African television drama series produced by Penguin Films for Mzansi Magic which puts the spotlight on the mix of crime and love and corruption and freedom that has come in the wake of the birth of democracy in South Africa, told through the eyes of two very different families from opposite sides of the tracks.
Saints and Sinners is a family drama centered on the lives of two very different families, living in the south of Johannesburg.
Inspired by a quote by Nelson Mandela ("For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others"), Saints and Sinners focuses on the new struggle faced by South Africans – an inner quest that revolves around economic freedom, issues of identity, the fall of traditional family structures and lack of cohesion within the nucleus and community at large.
The two families at the heart of Saints and Sinners represent this struggle.
One of these families is the upwardly mobile Khumalos. Headed by matriarch Mamohato and her two attractive daughters, Phindi and Boni, the Khumalo family lives in the upmarket suburb of Bassonia.
The other family is that of hard-working Lulama and Thabang Moloiswa, who live in a modest home in Diepkloof with their adored son, 12-year-old Tshepiso.
The Khumalo and Moloiswa families present two contrasting South African ideals.
Driven by a fear of poverty, the Khumalos' aspirations appear to be entirely materialistic, and they are not averse to bending the law to achieve their ends.
Meanwhile, the Moloiswas' driving force is to alleviate poverty in their community and to share their knowledge and expertise to create a better South Africa for all.
But their altruism will be sorely put to the test during the course of the series when they suffer a cruel tragedy, while the self-serving Khumalos will come to realise that material wealth does not compensate for poverty of the soul.
The first episode of Saints and Sinners sets the scene for the series when an armed robbery sets off a tragic chain of events that will tear both families apart. The characters respond to the choices in front of them; the choices that determine the arc of their own journey and those of the people that surround them.
The series tagline is: "Saints and Sinners – 1 Murder. 2 Families – Torn Apart."
Produced by Penguin Pictures, Saints and Sinners features an ensemble starring cast which includes Nthati Moshesh, Tumisho Masha, Nompilo Gwala, S'dumo Mtshali, Tshepo Maseko, Warren Masemola, Sibulele Gcilitshana, Yonda Thomas and Siyabonga Radebe.
Season 2 Cast
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Nthati Moshesh ... Mamohato Khumalo
Tumisho Masha ... Gibson Mosia
Nompilo Gwala ... Phindi Khumalo
Yonda Thomas ... Siya Malinga
Sibulele Gcilitshana ... Lulama Moloiswa
Tshepo Maseko ... Thabang Moloiswa
Siyabonga Radebe ... Phakamani Makhoba
and S'dumo Mtshali ... Ndumiso Khumalo
Recurring / Guests
Schelaine Bennett ... Marlene Davids (as Schelaine Bennet)
Warren Masemola ... Mpho
Cleopatra Simelane ... KK Cewu
Hamilton Dhlamini ... Andries (as Hamilton Dlamini)
Rea Rangaka ... Ndumiso's Doctor
Duke Motlanthe ... Mandla Kala
Given Stuurman ... Max Sotashe
Thabo Bopape ... State Prosecutor
Sello Sebotsane ... Sbu Khumalo
Felicia Mahambehlala ... Thembinkosi's Gogo
Nothemba Sulupha ... Junior School Principal (as Nothemba Suluopa)
Tinah Mnumzana ... Mbali
Bongani Maseko ... Pawn Broker
Merlin Balie ... Mr Jansen
Kamogelo Bareki ... Fake Cop (as Bradley Bareki)
Michelle Bradshaw ... Hippie Lady
Nunu Khumalo ... Lerato
Carol Behane ... Genevieve
Cebile Mlaba ... Mirriam (as Cebile Malaba)
Sam Medupe ... Mealie Farmer
Thuso Mbedu ... Boni Khumalo
Mkhonzeni Mazibuko ... Sgt. Vilakazi
Nomalanga Nkosi ... Penelope Mosia
Sizwe Zuma ... JJ Zondi
Thlogi Moeng ... Andile Mosia
Tshiamo Moeng ... Tumi Mosia
Calvin Koki ... Sjambok
Siyasanga Papu ... Lena Zondi
Khanyisile Ngcobo ... Innocent Zondi (as Khanyisile Ncgobo)
Hennie Baird ... Piet
Ziyanda Yako ... Portia
Ndaba Ka Ngwane ... Mr Modise
Thuli Mbalu ... Mortician
Khotso Rammopo ... Gibson Lookalike
Natasha Thahane ... Fundiswa
Mbasa Msongelo ... Sabelo Malinga
Tefo Maganganene ... Tabs
Melusi Mbele ... Ndaba Malaba
Jabulani Makhubo ... Cigarette Supplier
Nosipho Mhlanga ... Female Inmate 1
Melta Mthethwa ... Female Inmate 2
Matshepo Sekgopi ... Gugu
Charlotte Butler ... Magistrate
Mapula Mafole ... Busi
Martha Mokhatshelwa ... Nurse 1
Motheo Mothupi ... Nurse 2
Justice Pitjeng ... Loiterer Cop
Nsini Maleho ... Sello
Nupi Makhobo ... Gogo Lebohang
Thabo Raletooane ... Thembinkosi
Helen Lebepe ... Aviwe
Teboho Mahlatsi ... Junior School Teacher
Anelle Bester ... Pharmacist
Andisiwe Mpinda ... Naledi
Muzi Mthabela ... Samuel
Patrick Bokaba ... MEC Bongani
Andy Mnguni ... Thandi
Phikolomzi Magongoma ... Phakamani's Father
Kgomotso Ratsie ... Sexy Girl
Ruth Motlatla ... Phakamani's Neighbour
Babsy Selela ... Buther (as Babsie Selela)
Elias Melato ... Drunk Patron
Aubrey Mogale ... Drug Dealer
Mpho Mogape ... Female Victim
Sbo Ntshebe ... Phone Guy
Lebo Oliphant ... Malusi The Youth
Boitumelo Motsoatsoe ... Chanti
Cleopatra Mahoe ... Housewife
Tebatjo Motimele ... Chicken Seller
Vincent Moreki ... Egg Farmer
Kamogelo Bokaba ... Zama
Mojalefe Tsotetsi ... Young Thembinkosi
Mpumelele Modise ... Young Phakamani
Ginger Mathonsi ... Journalist
Michelle Douglas ... Winnifred
Zoleka Duma ... Veg Farmer
Lebogang Sema ... Sales Assistant