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Is'thunzi

Genres: Drama, Teen Drama
Broadcast on: Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu

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Seasons

Season 2

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Mzansi Magic 10 Jul 2017 02 Oct 2017 Mondays, 20h00 - 20h30 13
Mzansi Wethu 01 Apr 2019 24 Jun 2019 Mondays, 20h00 - 20h30 13


Season 2

The most unlikely girl squad is back to champion girl power on the small screen, as Is'thunzi returns for a second season, with the audacious Winnie leading her motley crew of "ninjas" – Londi, Thish and Nox - as they navigate more of life's obstacles.

Stuck in the rural town of Phelumoya, where hopes and dreams go to die, the streetwise and ambitious Winnie refuses to give into the life of hopelessness. Even after her fairytale goes awry and is ostracised by the town for driving her best friend's mother to "suicide", her never-say-die attitude keeps her going.

Emboldened by a strong bond with her MK veteran aunt Nolwazi, Winnie fights to clear her name in the eyes of the people and gain the trust of Nox back. Nox - mourning the death of her own - is trapped in a deeper hell, unimaginable even in a place called Phelumoya.

Through sheer grit, street smarts and resourcefulness, Winnie embarks on a spirited fight with big bad wolves, suppressive power and gender dynamics, sub servitude, toxic masculinity and her own shadow to discover that – with her band of sisters by her side – they can all be the heroines of their own stories.

Will Winnie ever find her happily ever after with Lebone in the glamorous Johannesburg? Will Nox escape the clutches of a cruel stepfather who rules her life with impunity? Will Londi and Thish be able to keep the ninjas together and help rescue their trapped friend?

The girls will have to dig deep within themselves to find courage, intelligence, power, grace and wisdom to ultimately triumph.

Season 2 is produced by Rapid Blue with executive producers Kee-Leen Irvine and Ed Worster. The series was created and directed by Amanda Lane, who is also the head writer. Lulu Hela is a producer.

Season 2 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)
 

Starring

Thuso Mbedu		...	Winnie
Zikhona Bali		...	Londiwe
Makgotso M		...	Thishiwe
Yolanda Kgaka		...	Noxolo
Nandi Nyembe		...	Nolwazi

Recurring / Guests

Siyabonga Shibe		...	Matthews
Mbali Maphumulo		...	Nomonde (as Thandiwe Mbali Maphumulo)
Bohang Moeko		...	Lebone
Sdumo Mtshali		...	Mandla (as S'dumo Mtshali)
Kgosi Mongake		...	Panda
Thobani Mbhele		...	Dumi
Pallance Dladla		...	Duke
Israel Matseke Zulu	...	Zakes
Isaac Mokoena		...	Khuzwayo
Sukoluhle Bill		...	Buhle
Zodwa Nkosi		...	Zamo
T'Kay Kaula		...	Anele
Mbasa Msongelo		...	Casper
Cebile Mlaba		...	Maroba
Thulane Shange		...	Lwazi
Phaphama Sinxi		...	Priest
Warren Ntshotsho	...	Nduna
Paulinah Sebenzi	...	Nomonde's Sister 1
Juliet Ndzondo		...	Nomonde's Sister 2
Francois Coetzee	...	Garage Owner
Mbali Cele		...	Gash (as Mbalenhle Cele)
Jabulani Phambana	...	Mr Mabaso
S'buhle Mchunu		...	Sizane (as Sbule Mchunu)
Sazi Hadebe		...	Thembi (Kite Kid)
Thulisile Buthelezi	...	Sex Worker 1 (as Thulisile Pinky Buthelezi)
Sthembile Mahlambi	...	Sex Worker 2
Malebo Rakgogo		...	Mangobese
Kuthula Magubane	...	Malibongwe
Simphiwe Nkosi		...	Comrade Hlabangane
Thando Mhlontlo		...	Zithu
Sue-Ann Mphaga		...	Ntombi
Tumelo Kotola		...	Abdul
Menzi Biyela		...	Lawyer / Prince
Francois Coetzee	...	Garage Owner
Molebogeng Phiri	...	Lucretia
Joseph Ngobeni		...	Street Person
Khaya Mthembu		...	Chief of Police
Denzel Edgar		...	Head Jozi Cop
Pretty Ngcobo		...	Worker 1
Thandeka Mbokazi	...	Worker 2
Simphiwe Tsele		...	Duke's Friend
Busisiwe Nkosi		...	Delila
Zamaswazi Mtshali	...	Salome
Lulu Hela		...	Tina Phiri
Nathan Adams		...	Race Official
Phumlane Sithole	...	Journalist 1
Valencia Masemola	...	Journalist 2


Season 2 Cast

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Winnie

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Londiwe

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Thishiwe

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Noxolo

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Nolwazi

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Lebone

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Panda

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Duke

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Matthews

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Mandla (as S'dumo Mtshali)

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Nomonde (as Thandiwe Mbali Maphumulo)

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Dumi

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Chief of Police

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Head Jozi Cop

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Tina Phiri

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Zamo

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Casper


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