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Lockdown

Genres: Drama
Broadcast on: Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, 1Magic

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Seasons

Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Mzansi Magic 09 Jan 2017 03 Apr 2017 Mondays, 20h00 - 20h30 13
Mzansi Wethu 01 Oct 2018 24 Dec 2018 Mondays, 20h00 - 20h30 13


Season 1

Lockdown is a South African prison drama television series created by Mandla N and set in a fictional high security prison for women, in which the back stories of the inmates unravel to reveal the paths that led them into prison and behind locked gates.

The motley crew of Lockdown's female inmates is led by the tough Ma Z (Dawn Thandeka King), a leader who wants nothing more than to gain her freedom so that she can become a good and present mother to the daughter she left on the outside. Cunning and not beyond using manipulation, she co-ops those she can – be they other inmates or wardens – to meet her end goal.

One of those people happens to be the beautiful and talented Monde (Zola Nombona), a young woman who left the cocoon of her small town life to pursue fame and fortune in the dazzling lights of Egoliwood.

Instead, what she got was infamy, thanks to her wily money-hungry boyfriend/producer Zakes (Luxolo Ndabeni), who introduced her to a notorious lifestyle that landed her in jail.

Ma Z's arch rival is the tough-as-nails prison boxing champ Tyson (Lorcia Cooper), who literally fights her demons with her fists. Temperamental, intimidating and confrontational, Tyson wants to rule the prison's other inmates with an iron fist and has her sights at dismantling any kind of hold that Ma Z has. Complete control is her ultimate prize.

The often-delusional Slenda (Nomsa Buthelezi) acts as Ma Z's lieutenant. Her gullibility and loyalty to her gang leader usually sees her being the one executing Ma Z's bidding. The fact that she is mentally unstable and talks to her dead baby, means she should be in a psychiatric ward, but this works beautifully to her leader's advantage.

Beauty (Slindile Nodangala) is the prison's Governor, the head whose "tough but fair mama" façade hides a manipulative and shrewd businesswoman. She wants her prison to run smoothly and her "girls" to give her the barest of problems.

You see, Beauty does not want her fiefdom to be tainted, because then her underhanded and blatantly corrupt practices might be revealed. This is why she has wardens like her son Njabulo (Mthunzi Ntoyi), an academic underachiever who desperately wants to prove his worth to his mother by finally obtaining civil engineering degree and freeing himself from her prison – in every sense of the word.

There's also the ruthlessly ambitious warder Sharon (Lindiwe Ndlovu), who is Beauty's right hand but secretly wants to occupy the Governor's seat herself. She believes she can do a much better job, but her real motivation – like some of the women she guards – is ultimate power.

This is a woman who will do anything to ascend the throne, believing it will fill the void she has lived with all her life.

Lockdown is produced by Black Brain Pictures for Mzansi Magic with executive producers Mandla N, Tumi Masemola and Annelie van Rooyen. Tamsin Andersson is a producer. The show was created and directed by Mandla N; and written by Mandla N and Reabetswe "Rea" Moeti.

Season 1 Cast

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Starring

Zola Nombona		...	Monde
Dawn Thandeka King	...	Mazet (as Dawn King)
Lindiwe Ndlovu		...	Sharon
Lorcia Cooper		...	Tyson
Nomsa Buthelezi		...	Slender
Slindile Nodangala	...	Beauty
Mthunzi Ntoyi		...	Njabulo
Luxolo Ndabeni		...	Zakes

Recurring / Guests

Ilse Klink		...	Adeole
Chuz Dunn		...	Charlie
Sam Mbeje		...	Pastor Nkabinde
Jaco van Wyk		...	Mr Greenburg (as Jaco Van Wyk)
Adrian Naidoo		...	Dr Mentjies
Doen Swartz		...	Patrick
Roena Swartz		...	Cindy
Felicity Shange		...	Gogo Jali
Castro Mogola		...	Warden
Xolile Dlamini		...	Warden
Sibongile Phakathi	...	Warden
Zali Nxabi		...	Warden
Londiwe Nene		...	Warden
Crystal Brown		...	Inmate
Momodi Mahlangu		...	Inmate
Mpho Mahleho		...	Inmate
Thembi Ndimande		...	Inmate
Lucia Sithole		...	Inmate
Masetshaba Matsepe	...	Inmate
Dudu Nkwanyana		...	Inmate
Sebenzile Mngomezulu	...	Inmate
Xolile Sibanyoni	...	Inmate
Cynthia Ndhlovu		...	Inmate
Reabone Molaoa		...	Inmate
Fakazile Mthimkhulu	...	Inmate
Violet Ndlovu		...	Inmate
Keshia Maconi		...	Inmate
Nokwenzeka Mthwana	...	Inmate
Lehakoe Tlale		...	Inmate
Leticia van Zyl		...	Inmate (as Leticia van Zyle)
Rachel Jacobs		...	Inmate
Jacqueline Pretorius	...	Inmate (as Jacqueline Petoius)
Leandre Leffer		...	Inmate
Natalie Solomons	...	Inmate
Zowie Matiwane		...	Inmate (as Zowie Matiwana)
Lauren Jenae		...	Vicky
Ivy Nkutha		...	Zodwa
Nandipha Sefoloko	...	Sasa
Patricia Boyer		...	Sue
Leiden Colbet		...	Sam
Nokuzola Mlengana	...	Sinbongile
Lebohang Pakhe		...	Spoja
Adrian Fourie		...	Security with a dog
Phumlani Mndaweni	...	Security
John Maduike		...	Security
Stephen Vhenya		...	Security
David Ndwandwe		...	Security
Daniel Dlamini		...	Security
Busi Mtshali		...	Nkuli (as Busisiwe Mtshali)
Lebohang Motaung	...	Alphi (as Lebo Motaung)
Shirley Motshabi	...	Mrs Lebelo
Eugene Khumbanywa	...	Jones
Kola Tisani		...	Nigerian
Osi Mimiru		...	Nigerian
Lindiwe Ngobese		...	Church Woman
Fikile Meyiwa		...	Church Woman
Wilheminah Mohale	...	Church Woman (as Wiheminah Mohale)
Pearl Mbomvu		...	Nurse
Mike Ramalebo		...	Detective
Tiisetso Morabe		...	Cool Guy
Thokozile Mosito	...	Monde's Cousin
Glahame Palm		...	Court Official
Lebohang Phake		...	Spoja
Nhlanhla Ndlovu		...	Police (as Nhlanhla Ndhlovu)
Bongani Nyama		...	Police
Jomo Sibanda		...	Police
Kgaogelo Monama		...	Thembi
Ntando Mncube		...	Senzo
Bogolo Mtembu		...	Baby
Lerato Mafofo		...	Warden
Manqoba Mathunjwa	...	Controller (as Manqoba Man-Q Mthunjwa)
Sandile Moloane		...	Delivery Guy
Thabang Mphahlele	...	Sibanyoni
Sipho Manzini		...	Governor Makhafula
Nomzamo Mbatha		...	Palesa
Muntu Zwane		...	Old Man


Season 1 Cast

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Monde

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Zakes

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Tyson

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Slender

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Beauty

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Njabulo

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Sharon

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Adeole

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Nkuli (as Busisiwe Mtshali)

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Alphi (as Lebo Motaung)

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Controller (as Manqoba Man-Q Mthunjwa)

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Palesa

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Governor Makhafula

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Thembi

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Senzo

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Warden

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Warden

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