Kings of Jo'burg is a South African fantasy action drama web series which follows the Masire brothers who rule the crime-ridden streets of the city of Johannesburg.
The Masire brothers rule Johannesburg's criminal underworld, but a supernatural family curse and a tangled web of betrayal threaten to destroy them.
Shona Ferguson stars as Simon "Vader" Masire, a member of the KOJ brotherhood and the eldest of the Masire siblings.
As the smoother and charming brother, prolific businessman Simon leads the family business. However, under the lavish suits and ties is a man hiding a deep dark secret.
Zolisa Xaluva portrays the role of Mogomotsi "Mo" Masire, Simon's young brother and an ex-convict who finds himself having to choose between the life that got him in jail, and honouring his responsibilities to the legacy of a crime family and older brother he loves.
Joining the ensemble cast is TK Sebothoma as the spoilt and privileged Tlotlo Masire; Buhle Samuels as the gorgeous and supportive wife to Simon, Angela Masire; and Tsholofelo Matshaba as the straight-talking detective who's obsessed with bringing down the Kings of Joburg.
Adding to the cast is SK Khoza as Cyrus, Abdul Khoza as Lester, Nnekwa Tsajwa as Sting and Cindy Mahlangu as Phumzi.
The six-part series delves into legacy building, fragmented family structures, treacherous brotherhoods and the effects of crime and African masculinities on families and society at large.
Loyalties will be tested, with long held secrets threatening to shatter the fragile facade.
Kings of Jo'burb was created and executive produced by Shona Ferguson, with Ferguson Films. Samad Davis and Connie Ferguson are also executive producers.
The first episode was directed by Andries van der Merwe. Story development is by Shona Ferguson and Linda Bere.
The title theme and original score is by Joel Assaizky.
Season 1 Cast
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Shona Ferguson ... Simon "Vader" Masire
Zolisa Xaluva ... Mogomotsi "Mo" Masire
Tsholofelo Matshaba ... Jazmine Gumede
Buhle Samuels ... Angela Masire
Cindy Mahlangu ... Phumzi
Thembi Seete ... Keneilwe
Recurring / Guests
Sello Sebotsane ... Stan Mazibuko
TK Sebothoma ... Tlotlo Masire
Lehlohonolo Makoko ... Menzi Skhosana
Edmund Ngema ... Ayanda
with Connie Ferguson ... Masire Mermaid
Thabo Malema ... Denis
Keneilwe Matidze ... Female Police Officer
Masechaba Ndlovu ... TV Presenter
Drikus Volschenk ... Michael Cozens
Nnekwa Tsajwa ... Sting
Marcus Mabusela ... Prison Guard
Resego Masilo ... Neo
Patrick Peni ... Police Station Officer
Llewellyn Cordier ... Leon (Simon's Goon) (as Llwellyn Randal Cordier)
Ntokozo Majozi ... Thuso
Siyasanga Mfenyana ... Nonzi
Siyabonga Mzolo ... Sam Jnr
Lungelo Ngwala ... Chille Boy
Buhle Radebe ... Club Alpha Girl
Sbusiso Shongwe ... Frank (Simon's Driver)
Busiswe Twala ... Mimi
Sthembiso Khoza ... Cyrus
Abdul Khoza ... Lester
with Terri J. Vaughn ... Robin
Sipho Ngema ... Menzi's Goon / Jomo
Lunathi Mampofu ... Zaza / Mystery Woman
Sam Phillips ... Samuel Senior
Molemo Maarohanye ... Dominic (Poker Player) (as Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye)
Sindiswa Magidla ... Detective 1
Lesley Nkosi ... Doctor
Anele Gwele ... Corrupt Cop
Roderick Jaftha ... Indian Mob Captain
Sibusiso Shongwe ... Angela's Goon
Asande Thungo ... Rose (Masire Maid) (as Asande Thugo)
with Michael Anthony ... Magic Turner
Cameron Cozens ... Junior Officer
Desmond Williams ... Uber Driver
Tarina Patel ... Ms Salem
Mbuso Shezi ... Security Company Employee
Smilo Dlamini ... Police Grave Digger
Thembinkosi Sithole ... Police Grave Digger
with Enyinna Nwigwe ... Aliko Bajo
Dimitri Bailanis ... Aliko's Goon
Xolani Fihla ... Traffic Cop
Thulani Msiza ... Traffic Cop
Collen Magongwa ... Magic's Local Connection (as Collen Mogongwa)
Zolani Phakade ... Gun Salesman
Lorato Pilane ... Gaborone Cashier
Arthur Sibela ... Policeman
Andries van der Merwe ... Andre van Heerden
Zandile Msutwana ... Robin's Neighbour