Genres: Docu-Reality
Broadcast on: Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, 1Magic



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Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
1Magic 07 Apr 2018 30 Jun 2018 Saturdays, 20h30 - 21h00 13
Mzansi Magic 10 Apr 2018 03 Jul 2018 Tuesdays, 20h00 - 20h30 13
Mzansi Wethu 18 Jul 2019 10 Oct 2019 Thursdays, 19h00 - 19h30 13

Season 1

Yobe is a South African docu-reality series created and hosted by Siyabonga Thwala which documents the journey undertaken by perpetrators of crime seeking forgiveness from their victims and their families.

The 13 part docu-series unpacks the stories of the perpetrators as they take accountability for their actions by apologising to their victims.

Setting the tone for the dialogue is the victim, recalling the events that changed their lives. The incident which resulted in the offender being jailed is then delievered through a re-enactment.

The offender then proceeds to write a letter to the victim or victim's family expressing their desire to meet with them. Once both parties agree to meet face-to-face, mediation occurs under the guidance of trained Correctional Services facilitators and social workers.

Due to the sensitivity of the process, all cases are handled with the assistance of the Department of Correctional Services and their rehabilitation program facilitators.

Is it possible to heal wounds caused by the devastation of crime through a victim-and-offender dialogue?

Season 1 re-enactment cast members include:

Costa Matsapola
Albert Mokgalapa
Tumelo Mokgwadi
Tshepo Matsela
Dumisani Ntuli
Solomon Thwala
Oupa Matsetela
Jerry Motshwane
Thomas Manamela
Bonginkosi Ngwane
Nokwazi Mzondo
Mthokozisi Muhlwa
Phephisani Ngabe
Thapelo Ledwaba
Kgotso Taleng
Mthokozisi Mbazo Dube
Tebogo Mdiniso
Gugu Mazibuko
Christopher Zungu
Kgotso Taleng
Mthokozisi Mbazo Dube
Lucky Mqoboli
Tebogo Ratshio
Bulela Mokoena
Margaret Sedi
Gcobokazi Msuoluka
Thokozani Cekiso
Thando Ndlwana
Ayanda Moruti
Louisa Britz
Priscilla Mthembu
Humphrey Sigeca
Sanele Sithole
Nthabiseng Maphisa
Sphiwe Simelane
Asanda Mtabane
Mfundo Memani
Silindile Mbuyazi
Masebaka Molakang
Palesa Nkobolo
Siyabonga Tyesi
Thabang More
Thethi Sogayisa
Sibusiso Zulu
Julia Mulito
Amelia Sidana

Yobe is an M-Net Original Production, executive produced by Siyabonga Thwala (for Nalumi Pictures) and Desiree Markgraaff (for Bomb). The series producer is Pearl Munonde and the series director is Omelga Mthiyane. Adze Ugah is the re-enactment director.

The title music is by Siyabonga Thwala and Bham Ntabeni.

Season 1 Cast

Host - Himself


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