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The Republic

Genres: Drama
Broadcast on: Mzansi Magic

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Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Mzansi Magic 07 Jul 2019 29 Sep 2019 Sundays, 20h00 - 21h00 13


Season 1

The Republic is a South African television drama series which revolves around the fictitional president of South Africa - Lufuno Mulaudzi - as she fights the corruption wrought upon the country by her predecessor.

In 2009, when president Kgalema Motlanthe's term in office ended, he was replaced by President Hendrik Mbuli, whose presidency was riddled with corruption and looting of state funds.

Mbuli was fired from government, making way for the party's secretary Lufuno to take the reins as president, leading to a tense political showdown and a story of political smarts and survival.

The series starts with President Mulaudzi having spent the last two years fighting corruption and prosecuting those who benefitted from Mbuli's presidency – including Mbuli himself.

Florence Masebe stars as President Lufuno; Warren Masemola stars as Thabang Manaka, a fallen hero trying to make amends for his past mistakes; while Masasa Mbangeni is Bridget Ranaka, a posh young woman from a rich family in Soshanguve.

The Republic is produced by Tshedza Pictures. The creators, head writers and executive producers are Phathutshedzo Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon. The supervising producer for Mzansi Magic is Candice Tennant.

Original music is by Brendan Jury.

Season 1 Cast

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Starring

Warren Masemola		...	Thabang
Masasa Mbangeni		...	Bridget
Hlomla Dandala		...	Vice President
Seputla Sebogodi	...	Moses
Thuli Phongolo		...	Mbali
Clementine Mosimane	...	Gladys
Mpule Matlhola		...	Dineo
Andy Mnguni		...	Sindi
Thembinkosi Brian Mthembu..	Junior
Kabomo Vilakazi		...	Minister of Finance
Chuck Shisana		...	Minister of Police
Siya Sepotokele		...	Karabo
Pakamisa Zwedala	...	Katlego
Florence Masebe		...	President Lufuno Mulaudzi
Siyabonga Thwala	...	Hendrik

Recurring / Guests

Tumelo Mothotoane	...	News Anchor
Shannon Esra		...	Political Reporter
Magic Hlatshwayo	...	Judge Mboweni
Lindiwe Dim		...	Police Analyst
Daylen Andrews		...	Somalian Guy
Khumbuzile Thabethe	...	Field Reporter
Zama Motlhabane		...	School Girl
Phillip Modiba		...	Prison Official
Deliwe Mapeka		...	Minister of Health
Phillip Modiba		...	Prison Official
Khumbuzile Thabethe	...	Field Reporter
TK Sebothoma		...	Young Dog
Manqoba Mathunjwa	...	Dog
Loungo Masire		...	President Decoy (as Loungo 'Fruity' Masire)
Phindile Zwane Mlambo	...	Minister Mthombeni
Cathy Mohlahlana	...	News Anchor
Zachariah Mogashoe	...	Policeman
Rodney Mdlalakgotla	...	Policeman 2
Thabo Setati		...	Policeman 3
Jan Mthombeni		...	Police Supervisor
Themba Manganyi		...	Vulani
Rami Chuene		...	Victorious
Lehlohonolo Makoko	...	Minister of Defence
Kagiso Modupe		...	Sibusiso 'Sbu' Khumalo
Don Mlangeni Nawa	...	Bhambatha (as Mlangeni Nawa)
Tshepo Masela		...	Community Member
David Butler		...	Wouter de Kok


Season 1 Cast

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Thabang

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Bridget

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Vice President

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Moses

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Mbali

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Dineo

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Sindi

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Minister of Finance

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Minister of Police

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Katlego

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President Lufuno Mulaudzi

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Hendrik

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News Anchor

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Political Reporter

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Judge Mboweni

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Young Dog

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Victorious

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Minister of Defence

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Sibusiso 'Sbu' Khumalo

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Bhambatha (as Mlangeni Nawa)

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Wouter de Kok

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