The first season ended with the shrewd, power-hungry Nomarussia (Vatiswa Ndara) headed to jail. Also, rightful heir Bantu ascended the throne and magical dark forces took control of his ruthless half-brother Jonga's corpse.
The second season of the Xhosa melodrama continues with the war for the kingdom, with Bantu fighting to hold onto everything he loves and Nomarussia scheming to reclaim what's hers as she sits behind bars, struggling to accept her loss.
As Season 2 gets underway, the royal house is settling into a life without Nomarussia, but unknown to them, there's a new evil force awakening in the valley. Adding insult to injury, Bantu (Anga Makubalo) and Phumza's (Talitha Ndima) big day is marred by tragedy.
Will their relationship recover from another setback?
The returning starring cast for Season 2 includes Anga Makubalo as Bantu, Talitha Ndima as Phumza, Vatiswa Ndara as NomaRussia, Zikhona Sodlaka as S'chotho, Oros Mampofu as Phila, Mnatha Vika as Mthuthuzeli, Charmaine Mtinta as Noxolo and Nomhle Nkonyeni as NoMzuzu. Peter Sephuma also guest stars this season as Mthetho.
Andile Nebulane replaces Thami Mngqolo in the role of Jonga this season and Ayanda Makayi replaces Given Stuurman as Boysie, along with new starring cast member Zolisa Xaluva as Uncle Luvo.
Season 2 is executive produced by Connie Ferguson and Shona Ferguson for Ferguson Films. The head writers are Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon, with storyliners Bonga Percy Vilakazi, Linda Bere, Christa Biyela and Lebogang Mogashoa. The theme music and score is by Joel Assaizky.
Season 2 Cast
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Anga Makubalo ... Bantu
Talitha Ndima ... Phumza
Vatiswa Ndara ... NomaRussia
Zikhona Sodlaka ... S'chotho
Zolisa Xaluva ... Uncle Luvo
Oros Mampofu ... Phila
Andile Nebulane ... Jonga - replaced Thami Mngqolo
Ayanda Makayi ... Boysie - replaced Given Stuurman
Mnatha Vika ... Mthuthuzeli
Charmaine Mtinta ... Noxolo
Nomhle Nkonyeni ... NoMzuzu
Recurring / Guests
Peter Sephuma ... Mthetho (as Peter Sepuma)
Patrick Ndlovu ... King Ngxabani
Kagiso Rathebe ... Anda
Pheladi Molema ... Female Prisoner
Neliswa Fantana ... Imbongi
Tumi Tlou ... NoMzuzu's Maid
Bongiwe Brukwe ... Phumza's Female Relative 1
Carol Radasi ... Phumza's Female Relative 2
Luvuyo Mgweba ... Dr. JamJam
Mpumi Mpama ... The Dark One (voice)
Nosabatha Ntuli ... Judge Mathanzima
Xolani Mbatha ... Officer of the Court
Chumani Pan ... Ntando
Yonela Duze ... Qaqamba
Themba Ncusana ... Khandelelulwane
Zimi Banisi ... Ndifun'amanzi
Andii Mbaleki ... Princess Ziyanda
Mahlubandile Sonjica ... Ngxabani Imbongi
Bongani Ndlovu ... Attendant
Soso Rungqu ... Queen Ngxabani
Tazz Nginda ... Detective Tyeku
Zenande Mfenyana ... Babalwa
Siyanda Ntshingila ... Det. Tyeku's Assistant
Fezokuhle Zulu ... Palesa
Nosisa Budaza ... Palesa's Lawyer
Xolisile Zondi ... Bantu's Lawyer
Senzi Magubane ... Receptionist
Koos Setle ... Palesa's Father
Ngah Nyembe ... Palesa's Mother
Azania Fumba ... Phumza's Maid
Vusi Thanda ... King Mbangatha
Lesedi Matsunyane ... Reporter (as Lesedi Matsunyane-Ferguson)