Vutha is a South African medical drama television series that explores the personal journeys of medical professionals in the South African landscape.
The drama revolves around the often challenging lives that form the backdrop of their career successes and the sometimes dishonest and dubious manner in which that success is attained.
The show takes you through their emotional tests, their adherence to society's expectations of them and their social and financial challenges.
The series attempts to serve as a mirror for post-Apartheid South Africa, unfolding within the lives of ordinary South Africans – particularly in a township environment that is not the obvious Soweto.
We journey into the multi-faceted life of the Daveyton community (affectionately known as Vutha) through the lives of the medical professionals who serve them.
Named after a fictional struggle icon who hailed from Daveyton, the Edward Dondolo Hospital is a furtive breeding ground for colourful characters, high stakes and great drama.
Beyond the world of medicine, there is a world of love, friendship, betrayal, hope, desperation, corruption, greed and crime.
As the series begins, heroic clinical manager Dr. Kgopotso Moabe rushes to save a mother giving birth on the pavement outside the hospital.
Specialist obstetrician Lungile Asumadu refuses to hand over the reins and go on maternity leave and Matron Mologadi arrives home from the UK to fix her fractured family.
Meanwhile, hospital CEO Mzwakhe is terrorised by a loan shark for outstanding debts.
Vutha was created by Ntokozo Mbuli and developed by Genna Lewis and Mahlogonolo Manchester Mahapa.
The series is produced by Clive Morris Productions with executive producers Khayelihle 'Dom' Gumede, Lala Tuku and Clive Morris. The series producer is Helen Smit.
The head writer is Sunni Faba, with storyliners Onthatile Matshidiso, Rorisang Motuba and Sizwe Fortune Zuma.
Original music is by MN Music Media and Cassa Soul.
Season 1 Cast
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Kabelo Moalusi ... Kgopotso Moabe
Ayanda Bandla ... Anelisa Moabe
Leroy Gopal ... Ayitey Asumadu
Busi Lurayi ... Lungile Asumadu (as Busisiwe Lurayi)
Dumisani Mbebe ... Mzwakhe Masilela
Molobane Mbatha ... Mologadi Mahlangu (as Molobane Maja)
Boikie Pholo ... Bra Joe (as Moditle Pholo)
Mmarona Motshegoa ... Naledi Kgakgudi
Miranda Ntshangase ... Phiwe Madikizela
Sipho Mbele ... Ngwazi Mahlangu
Lebohang Motaung ... Mamba (as Lebo Motaung)
Kopano Moila ... Mmabotse Mahlangu
Recurring / Guests
Bongi Mtsweni ... Nurse Mbali
Miranda Mthombeni ... Nosiphiwo Cebekhulu
Thandi Makhubele ... Semakaleng
Dineo Putuko ... Millicent
Boris Petrenko ... Clyde
Bongiwe Cangci ... Anaesthetist
Lehlohonolo Mokoena ... Sipho
Mashiya Radebe ... Bodyguard 1
Mduduzi Nyanga ... Bodyguard 2
Wandisile Nogwina ... Mzi
Zakhele Hadebe ... Nhlanhla (as Zakele Hadebe)
Albert Kiviet ... Sizwe
Johanna Hlatshwayo ... Nangomso
Nombuso Dingwayo ... Baby Akua
Macebo Twalo ... Akhona
Chumani Pan ... Dr Bhengu
Sello Sebotsane ... Skhonjane
Vel Bodiba ... Nurse Lerato (as Wilheminah Bodiba)
Rosemary da Costa ... Kukuwa Asumadu
Strauss Mokobori ... Tshepo
Blessing Motlou ... Prison Warder
Charlie Samson ... Jay
Nupi Makhobo ... Gogo Ntombi
Alain Nji ... Shopkeeper
Wandisile Noggwina ... Mzi
Loyiso Ngqayana ... Young Kgopotso
Kelebogile Ntsie ... Moipone
Luyanda Vonqo ... Sangoma
Kefiloe Ramphele ... Paramedic
Siyabonga Sepotokele ... Tumelo
Blessing Asomani ... Simora
Jabulile Mahelo ... Lerato
Ntando Moche ... Delivery Guy 1
Philani Nqetho ... Delivery Guy 2
Bonolo Mahape ... Dikeledi
Zoy Nkabandla ... Palesa
Bonolo Mahapa ... Dikeledi
Hloni Pitso ... Kabelo
Adenike Adegebenw ... Folake
Alain Nji ... Hassim
Vusi Mnguni ... Dr Selaelo
Bathabile Kom ... Board Member
Nico Salumu ... Emmanuel
Lala Tuku ... MEC Maruma
Muzi Vilakazi ... Main Surgeon
Reginald Mokgotsi ... Police Officer 1
Zeb Mtungeni ... Police Officer 2
Sambulo Ngamphulala ... Police Officer 3
Bonolo Chuma ... Police Officer 4