Tjovitjo is a South African television drama series which follows a pantsula dancer called Mafred who realises his dreams of leading the biggest dance troupe ever are fading, leading to increasing frustration at himself and those around him.
Low life dance group leader Mafred (Warren Masemola) no longer has the same kind of agility he used to have. From a distance, he can see his dream disappearing and frustration mounts, causing him to exhibit explosive and irrational behaviour, which often costs his dance group Tjovitjo.
And when a new person arrives in this community of Tjovitjo, and starts developing feelings for a girl Mafred is also eyeing, it makes matters worse for him and sets up a love triangle conflict.
The second season introduces new storylines, although the bitter rivalries between the main protagonists - Bra Terror (Rapulana Seiphemo), Mojantji (Tony Kgoroge) and Mafred (Warren Masemola) - continue.
The socially-relevant messages of the series are spiced this season with drunken gossip stories by a newly-introduced character - Ausi Poppy – played by Clementine Mosimane.
The starring cast includes Warren Masemola as Mafred, Lali Dangazele as Mandisa, Soso Rungqu as Kopano, Rapulana Seiphemo as Bra Terror, Sibulele Gcilitshana as Queen, Harriet Manamela as Ausi Tshidi, Ntosh Madlingozi as Rev Mabusa and Hlengiwe Lushaba as Mmapaseka.
Tjovitjo is produced by Puo Pha Productions with executive producers Lodi Matsetela and Vincent Moloi. The series director is Vincent Moloi. The series was written by Moloi, Pule Hlatshwayo and Onthatile Matshidiso.
The theme tune and accompanying music was composed by Zethu Mashika and the acting coaches are Princess Mhlongo and Hlengiwe Lushaba.
Season 2 Cast
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Warren Masemola ... Mafred
Lali Dangazele ... Mandisa (as Nobulali Dangazele)
Rapulana Seiphemo ... Bra Terror
Sibulele Gcilitshana ... Queen
Ntosh Madlingozi ... Rev Mabusa
Hlengiwe Lushaba ... Mmapaseka
Tony Kgoroge ... Mojantji
Harriet Manamela ... Ausi Tshidi
Soso Rungqu ... Kopano
Clementine Mosimane ... Ausi Poppy
Fisiwe Kubeka ... Ntombi
Victor Mohale ... Virus
Jabulile Mahlambi ... Thandeka
Recurring / Guests
Tebogo Chauke ... School Boy (as Tebogo Mrembule Chauke)
Sithembiso Makhanya ... Mada'Mo (as Sithembiso Mada'Mo Makhanya)
Charles Mafafane ... Slender (as Charles Siphiwe Mafafane)
Lerato Motsepe ... Cista
Thandeka Motha ... Ndeka (Thandeka Zinhle Motha)
Lebo Tsoari ... Maskhozi (as Lebohang Tsoari)
Masabata Tete ... Star
Thabang Rafedile ... Jaivi
Sello Motshaba ... Skhalo
Thabang Matlala ... Thabzen
Nkosana Modise ... Dzedze
Joseph Mochesane ... Veties
Lehlohonolo Mathikge ... Sipho
Onthatile Matshidiso ... Woman
Sfiso Mchunu ... Vetja (as Thabane Sfiso Mchunu)
Lillian Rigala ... Maria
Diamane Diamane ... Ignatius
Andries Modisane ... Keke
Mpho Setlhako ... Mrosto
Lindelani Shabalala ... Henchman 1
Xolani Khumalo ... Henchman 2
Scelo Mkhonza ... Ali Baba
Thapelo Motlhatlhedi ... Lovas
Teekay Lekhwepha ... Lekhope