Genres: Telenovela
Broadcast on: Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu



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Season 1

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Mzansi Magic 05 Apr 2021 01 Apr 2022 Weekdays, 20h30 - 21h00 260
Mzansi Wethu 29 Apr 2024 25 Apr 2025 Weekdays, 20h30 - 21h00 260

Season 1

DiepCity is a South African telenovela that explores the struggle of four young women who were forced into crime while in high school just to make ends meet, trying to make their way in the world.

The world comes crumbling down for small-time house burglar Nox (played by Nozuko Ncayiyane) after her bright, straight-A student younger brother Sibusiso (Tshiamo Molobi) is fatally shot during a house robbery he was not supposed to be part of in the leafy suburbs of Johannesburg.

The robbery was set up by rogue security guard and low-level gangster Mgedeza (Mduduzi Mabaso) and carried out by Nox and her crew.

After doing time behind bars following her arrest, Nox returns to find her family still living in a shack after her alcoholic father Bonga (Hamilton Dlamini) lost his job, while her mother Thandiwe (Dawn Thandeka King) - who has not forgiven her for Sibusiso's death - continues to work as a domestic worker.

Will Nox manage to mend relations with her parents? Will her circumstances force her back into a life of crime or will she turn her life around?

DiepCity was created by Gwydion Beynon, Phathu Makwarela, Mandla N and Mpumelelo Nhlapo and is produced by Black Brain Pictures. The executive producers are Mpumelelo Nhlapo, Mandla N and Annelie van Rooyen.

The head writers are Duduzile Zamantungwa Mabaso and Mpumelelo Nhlapo, with storyliners Busi Amon and Makganwana Mokgalong and a writing team including Bafana Khumalo, Nonhlanhla Simelane, Wilson Shaddai, Paul Crilley, Thulani Sundu, Mbalizethu Zulu, Fezekile Cokile, Makanaka Mavengere and Sello Ramolahloane.

The director is Mandla N. Music is by Black Brain Pictures, 1020 Cartel, Jamela J Ross, Senzo Afrika, Kurt Slabbert and Mlindo.

Main Characters

Nokuthula 'Nox' Jele (Nozuko Ncayiyane)

Nox is Thandiwe's daughter. She has always been a smart, funny and resourceful young woman; a hustler who works hard to take care of her family.

She has a knack for fixing things and easily understands mechanical and electrical things.

She never intended to get into crime, much less housebreaking, but Elliot painted it as such an easy operation with high financial returns.

Lerato Theledi (Kgaogelo Monama)

Lerato's main focus is to get out of Diepsloot and to gain independence from Elliot. Lerato is the beauty of the group.

She is a smart slay queen who had to grow up very quickly and become a mother to her younger brother after her mother died when she was 14 years old.

When Elliot wanted to take her and her little brother in, she resisted.

She only let her brother move into Elliot's house when a boyfriend wanted her to come live with him in Sandton.

Asanda Ndungane (Zikhona Bali)

Asanda is the one with book smarts in the group - she is great with numbers.

All she ever wanted is to stay away from the life of crime so that she can be a worthy mate for her pastor boyfriend.

Asanda was raised by a deeply religious grandmother who did her best to provide and raise Asanda and her many cousins well.

Snenhlanhla (Nompumelelo Vilakazi)

To find the strength within herself to get out of her tough life, Sne has the resources within but she has given up her power.

She is the gossip of the group - the one who knows everything that's going on in the streets.

Her bubbly, open and friendly disposition makes her easily approachable and she is friendly with most people.

Thandiwe Jele (Dawn Thandeka King)

Thandiwe is a strict, uncompromising mother who rules her household with an iron fist.

She doesn't believe in sparing the rod and is determined to make sure that none of her children end up failures.

Mgedeza (Mduduzi Mabaso)

Mgedeza is a man who has learnt that no matter how good of a person you are, if you never cross the line between legal and illegal, you will always end up being a loser.

He is respected as a 'grootman' but also feared by many, and his criminal dealings are not public knowledge - but everyone knows to never mess with his wife or any of his family.

Season 1 Cast

(scroll to bottom for available actor bios)


Nozuko Ncayiyane	...	Nox
Kgaogelo Monama		...	Lerato
Nompumelelo Vilakazi	...	Snenhlanhla
Zikhona Bali		...	Asanda
Hamilton Dlamini	...	Bonga
Dawn Thandeka King	...	Thandiwe
Mduduzi Mabaso		...	Mgedeza

Recurring / Guests

Obed Baloyi		...	Ringo
Vele Manenje		...	Maureen
Tshiamo Molobi		...	Sibusiso
Sipho Mbele		...	Father in Car
Mzikayise Makroti	...	Fistos
Luyanda Lungelo		...	Lungile
Lungile Radebe		...	Khumo
Lebohang Mpyana		...	Khelina
Moshine Mametja		...	Mary
Phindile Thango		...	Ntswaki
Akhona Ndlovu		...	Herbert
Aluysia Hlela		...	Mother in Car
Lwandile Hlela		...	Boy in Car
Zandile Mbuso		...	Girl in Car
Peter Clark		...	Mr Simpson
Oratile Ramoshaba	...	Extra (as Oratile Ramaoshaba)
Nyiko Ramoshaba		...	Extra (as Nyiko Ramaoshaba)
Khethi Sithole		...	Extra
Lisa Khaya Sithole	...	Extra
Lydia Masuku		...	Extra
Nyiko Mashimbye		...	Extra
Amanda Khoza		...	Extra
Joel Mazibuko		...	Extra
Edmond Motlhatlhedi	...	Extra (as Edmond Mothlhedi)
Nthabiseng Mokwene	...	Extra
Thapelo Rathabeng	...	Extra
Joseph Mutumane		...	Extra
Patricia Mukhari	...	Extra
Maggie Nkuna		...	Extra
Zanokuhle Mkhwanazi	...	Extra (as Zanokuhle Mkwanazi)
Eva Moatlhodi		...	Extra
Zebron Mukuze		...	Extra
Dumisani Mutavhatsindi	...	Extra (as Dumisani Mutavhatsine)
Phuthego Mokoena	...	Extra (as Phutlaego Mokoena)
Yolanda Dombo		...	Extra
Rashika Williams	...	Extra
Charon Uys		...	Extra
Sibusiso Khuzwayo	...	Extra (as Nosibusisu Khuzwayo)
Priscilla Smith		...	Extra
Nalini Govender		...	Extra
Thom Schaffner		...	Extra (as Thom Scaffner)
Elsa du Plessis		...	Extra
Barry Malele		...	Extra
Odwa Mzuzu		...	Extra
Simone van der Merwe	...	Extra
Mpho Rasetsoko		...	Extra
Caleb Simelane		...	Extra
Bafana Skosana		...	Mashudu
Thabang Mphahlele	...	Jomo (as Thbang "Maestro" Mphalele)
Lufuno Mariba		...	Extra
Paballo Thobejane	...	Extra (as Pabalo Thobegane)
Lazarus Teffo		...	Extra (as Lazaruz Teffo)
Hector Maake		...	Extra
Joseph Moyo		...	Extra
Anele Sawula		...	Extra
Patrick Vuyeka		...	Extra
Mfanafuthi Mabizela	...	Extra
Itumeleng Mokgwela	...	Extra
Medupe Mokwana		...	Extra
Victor Mdobane		...	Extra
Jabulani Motswana	...	Extra
Bonolo Ramoshaba	...	Extra
Lethabo Ramoshaba	...	Extra
Lucia Mthiyane		...	Soja
Mpho Molepo		...	Thami
Lungile Radebe		...	Khumo
Chrispen Nyathi		...	Charleston
Boitumelo Benibe	...	Extra
Lerato Bembe		...	Extra
Mmapaseka Meso		...	Extra (as Mmapasela Meso)
Phumzile Khumalo	...	Extra
Barry Malele		...	Extra
Bo Maq			...	Extra
Lindelani Vidima	...	Extra
Tshepo Phoofolo		...	Extra
Brandon Eloff		...	Extra (as Brandon Ellof)
Phanuel Maleho		...	Extra
Okuhle Sobhijasi	...	Extra
Thabane Eramonetha	...	Extra
Fedel Shoko		...	Extra
Patrick Madonsela	...	Extra (as Patrik Madonsela)
Philasande Mkhize	...	Extra (as Philasanda Mkhize)
Olga Gumbe		...	Extra
Grace Rasekgolo		...	Extra
Nomvula Ndlovu		...	Extra
Venus Tshivhase		...	Extra
Sandile Ndlovu		...	Extra
Maria Makamu		...	Extra
Elmon Segapo		...	Extra
William Ragrakhootho	...	Extra
Simephi Dube		...	Extra
Zandile Mdlalose	...	Extra
Dakalo Ramagalela	...	Extra
Victor Mdobane		...	Old-School Mechanic
Bongani Pheza		...	Extra
Mokale Molapo		...	Extra
Akhumzi Hlengisa	...	Extra (as Akhimzi Hlengisa)
Bonginkosi Ndlovu	...	Extra
Thato Makoti		...	Extra
Khomotso Mohale		...	Extra
Violet Mmatli		...	Extra
Wendy Manamela		...	Extra
Abe Motimela		...	Extra
Koketso Moowe		...	Extra
Phindile Thango		...	Caroline
Tracey Viljoen		...	Mrs Pienaar
Beaumont Maphumo	...	Bab Sibanyoni
Arnold Mkhari		...	Extra
Gneck Mabode		...	Extra
Sebe Mngomezulu		...	Caroline
Nkululeko Mashinini	...	Snethemba
Themba Sibanyoni	...	Danger
Vusi Thanda		...	Mthimkhulu
Gugu Mazibuko		...	Gogo Mkhize
Nthabiseng Nkutha	...	Bank Consultant (as Nthabiseng Nkuta)
Paulina Nyane		...	Stokvel Lady
Antie Moyane		...	Stokvel Lady
Buti Magagula		...	Bakkie Driver
Bheki Ngiba		...	Bacede
Kamva Tshabalala	...	Nomaweni
Neo Sibeko		...	Gabi
Esther Morometsi	...	Nofoto (as Ester Morometsi)
Mcediwe Mndwetywa	...	MaNdaba
Themba Dlamini		...	Thug
Kwanele Mpofu		...	Thug
Francisco da Silva	...	Thug (as Francisco Dasilva)
Sipho Mrasi		...	Extra
Seema Tekezulu		...	Extra
Amogelang Moriri	...	Extra
Penelope Madala		...	Extra
Wonder Biyela		...	Extra
Fikile Banda		...	Extra
Ndali Nkoane		...	Extra
Aletta Mokoena		...	Extra
Zinhle Sam		...	Extra
Emmanuel Mpofu		...	Extra
Sabelo Magagula		...	Extra
Doreen Tshose		...	Extra
Phuthuma Ziqu		...	Extra
Gloria Mngcongo		...	Extra
Thembisa Nzimande	...	Extra
Owami Buthelezi		...	Extra
Bandile Mbambo		...	Extra
Moses Mabotja		...	Extra
Noluthando Xulu		...	Extra
Elizabeth van Rooyen	...	Extra
Madauc Cleopus		...	Extra
Yolokazi Noruwana	...	NoBarbWire
Siphosethu Mabaso	...	Godfather
Nomonde Tafeni		...	Makazi
Abe Pupunyane		...	Hamilton
Nompilo Mwelase		...	Zoe
Sizwe Twala		...	Menzi
Fikile Nkosi		...	Sangoma
Charmoné Blennies	...	Mrs Van Wyk
Sipho Ndlovu		...	Thabo (as Sipho Sphola Ndlovu)
Kelvin Sule Kelvinstone	...	Pastor
Mluleki Moyo		...	Humble
Azwi Malaka		...	Dakalo
Wilson Dlamini		...	Bra Mzoli
Thobani Nzuza		...	Smangaliso
Mlindo the Vocalist	...	Mlindo the Vocalist
Happy Leremi		...	Kwena
Sonia Mbele		...	Zola
Zikhona Sodlaka		...	Cebekhulu
Senzo Afrika		...	Artist
Bheki Sibiya		...	Bhodloza
Carlo Radebe		...	Shezi
Nelson Ntombela		...	Mbazo
Marietjie Bothma	...	Helen
Ncebekazi Pilingane	...	Eve (as Ncebekazi Nashy Pilingane)
Monira Mothonsi		...	Naledi
Junior Magagane		...	Big Boy
Thembinkosi Chagwe	...	Manyambana
Ntokozo Dlamini		...	Bafana
Seipati Mpotoane	...	Mama ka Bafana
Khokho Madlala		...	Singer
Luthuli Dlamini		...	Baba ka Bafana (as Lutuli Dlamini)
Nqobile Sipamla		...	Detective Cebekhulu

Season 1 Cast










Father in Car







Baba ka Bafana (as Lutuli Dlamini)

Detective Cebekhulu


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