Muvhango

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Muvhango
GenreSoap opera
Created byDuma Ndlovu
Written byChisanga Kabinga
Directed byJedi Mulovhedzi
Sipho Nhlaka Myeni
Sibongiseni Zondi
Nonkululeko Mdluli
Tamie Madlakana
Creative director(s)Nomonde Ngema
Original language(s)Multilingual
Production
Executive producer(s)Duma Ndlovu
Producer(s)Nolo Phiri (Associate Producer)
Leo Phiri (Line Producer)
Naledi Manaka (Series Producer)
Running time30 Minutes
Production company(s)Word of Mouth Pictures
Release
Original networkSABC2
Chronology
Related showsImbewu: The Seed

Muvhango is a South African television soap opera, created Duma Ndlovu, it has 5.5 million viewers.[1] The first episode was aired on 7 April 1997. It was the first Tshivenda language TV drama,[2] but later became multilingual in order to showcase that languages and cultures of South Africa should be used to unite all South African people rather than dividing them . The creator of Muvhango is Zulu by ancestry, but can speak and is fluent in all South African languages. [3]


The show is built on a premise that umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu meaning that we exist within a context. The show has strong family orientated storylines that seeks to speak to the conflict between the traditional and the modern ways. The Vhakwevho's are the custodians of the traditional side of things while the Johannesburg lot focuses on the modern ways.

In 2006 the series was nominated for the South African Film and Television Award for best soap opera.[4]

Cast[edit]

Starring

1. Dingaan Khumalo - James Motsamai

2. Gabriel Temudzani - Azwindini Mukwevho

3. Maumela Mahuwa - Susan Mukwevho

4. Murabeli Rasalanavho - Vho-Mukondeleli Mukwevho

5. Bukamina Cebekhulu - Gugu Nkosi Zikalala


Supports to Starring

6. Nats Ramabulana - Tendamudzimu Mudau

7. McDonald Ndou - Khakhathi "KK" Mulaudzi

8. Liteboho Molise - Teboho Mukwevho

9. Sydney Ramakuwela - Mulalo Mukwevho

10. Zonke Mnchunu - Imani Nkosi


Other Leads

11. Regina Nesengani - Vho-Masindi Mukwevho

12. Candy Sibiya - Vho-Hangwani Mukwevho

13. Innocentia Makapila - Rendani Mukwevho

14. Sharon Seno - Marang Motsoaledi

15. Azwimmbavhi Litelu - Mpho Mukwevho

16. Humbulani Tsharani - Mulimisi Negota

17. Kingsley Ramabulana - Vhangani Ramasha

18. David Sebe - Vho-Gizara Mukwevho


Supporting Cast

19. Eunice Mabeta - Vho-Makhadzi Mukwevho

20. Austin Shandu - Vuyo

21. Khathu Ramabulana - Rudzani

22. Wavhudi Lidzegu - Vhutshilo Mukwevho

23. Amos Mulaudzi - Vho-Borosi Mukwevho

24. Pandelani Mulaudzi - Demba "Dee"

25. Ndivhuho Mudau - Mmorongwa "Mo"

26. Candy Magadimisa - Sharon "Shaz"

27. Raymond Neluvhalani - Sgt Neshehe

28. Mmabatho Mogomotsi - Moipone

29. Bokang Moeng - Lethukuthula "Lethu" Mokoena

30. Dumisani Dlamini - Eric Zikalala

31. Pride Klaas - Pride

32. Candy Moloi - Vho-Makhadzi Senior

33. Paulina Mphethahanyi - Denga "Didi" Mudau

34. Xolile Tshabalala - Dr Senamile Maseko

35. Phophi Mulaudzi Phakathi - Funanani


Former Cast Members

Sindi Dlathu - Thandaza Mokoena

Tsholo Matshaba - Meme Kotsokoane

Vatiswa Ndara - Moliehi Zikalala Motsamai

Joyce Skefu - Doris Mokoena

Candy Moloi - Vho-Makhadzi Mukwevho

Dieketseng Mnisi - Ousi Ntswaki

Nthabi Tau - Meiki

Clementine Mosimane - Miriam

Nolo Phiri - Palesa

Gabriel Mini - Njabulo Chabedi

Lillian Dube - Mampho Mokoena

Cynthia Shange - MaNkosi Buthelezi

Raphael Griffits - Vusi Mukwevho

Melusi Yeni - Pat Mojalefa

Buhle Samuels - Matshidiso Dikeledi Tshiloane

Omuhle Gela - Busi Motsamai

Makalo Mofokeng - Tshepo Mokoena

Brian Themba - Ranthomeng Mokoena 2

Themba Nofemele - Ranthomeng Mokoena 1

Bhekumuzi Mkhwanazi - Moses Zikalala

Mmarona Motshegoa - Buhle

Mutodi Neshehe - Ndalamo Mukwevho

Rapulana Seiphemo - Pheko Mokoena

Rami Chuene - Khomotjo Mojalefa

Rantebeng Makapana - Morapedi Mojalefa

Tshidi Tsimile - Mme Kotsokoane

Phuthi Khomo - Carol Chabedi

John Morapama - Lerumo Mojalefa

Shoki Sebotsane - Tumi

Bheki Sibiya - Bheki Sotobe

Millicent Makhado - Agness Mukwevho

Florence Masebe - Humbulani

Lindiwe Chibi - Doobsie 1

Khabonina Qubeka - Doobsie 3

Khanyi Mbau - Doobsie 2

Jo-anne Reyneke - Pearl

Simphiwe Ngema - Thuli Nkosi

Phindile Gwala - Nonny Nkosi

Phila Mazibuko - Spha

Takalani Popi - Konanani

Menzi Biyela - Mthokozisi

Kertrice Maitisa - Thobile Zikalala

Moliehi Didi Mokobane - Maureen

Mike Ndlangamanga - Pastor Max Mchunu

Azwidhowhi Malaka - Pfuluwani Mukwevho

Owen Mmbobo - Muvhango Mukwevho

Nats Ramabulana - Tshamano Mudau

Senzo Radebe - Sthembiso

Sanah Mchunu - Nomarussia

Anzani Tshivhase - Livhuwani Mudau

Nats Ramabulana - Tshamano Mudau

Sylvester Makhado - Rashaka Mukwevho

Lesley Musina - Ndalamo Mukwevho 2

Thabelo Makakavhule - Mudi Mulaudzi

Nqobile Ndlovu - Bongi

Faith Kekana - Mrs Manana

Chomee - Chichi

Maduvha Madima - Vele Mukwevho

Brenda Mukwevho - Lufuno Mukwevho/ Blind Maine

Daryn Sondaka - Luruli Mukwevho

Nosiphiwe Mazibuko - Dakalo Mokoena

Thandeka Sesinyi - Athi

Ndivhuho Mainganga - Vho-Jeffery

Zwovulea Nenungwi - Pfarelo

Florence Sadiki - Mrs Ravele

Norman Mudau - Chief Ravele

Vincent Nange - Phuluwa

Quibell Ramantswana - Matodzi

Pascaline Phale - Mme Kotsokoane 1H ICU theatre

Soapie Writers[edit]

Current writing team, as per show's rolling credits.

Head of Scripts/ Writing

Loyiso Maqoma

Story Editor

Tsholofelo Ndlovu

Story Continuity

Sarah Smith

Storyliners

Sibongile Nkosana

Tsale Makam

Awelani Makhuvha


Script Editor

Nontuthuzelo Magoxo

Script Co-Ordinator

Mimmy Mtshali Ntaka

Script Writers

Pamela Power

Nontuthuzelo Magoxo

Tsholofelo Ndlovu

Awelani Makhuvha

Sarah Smith

Jacques Du Rand

Marina Bekker

Trainee Script Writer

Tumelo Tladi


Notable former writers who contributed to the success of the show are: Carol Shore, Kate Bruce, Duduzile Mabaso, Bongi Ndaba, Gwydion Beynon, Phathutshedzo Makwarela, Julie Hall, Tumi Morake, Siphosethu Xolisa Tshapu, Kelton Sinyosi, Lynn Neo Kekana, Moshoeshoe Chabeli, Zelipha Zulu Rodgers, Chinaka Iwunze, Chisanga Kabinga, Sasa Nqabeni (credited on 1 episode), Pfarelo Nemakonde, Bonga Percy Vilakazi (credited on 3 episodes), Xolani Xaba, Kagiso Mogale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'The Wild' nominated for seven awards". Daily Dispatch. 17 February 2012. Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  2. ^ Perkins, Kathy A. (1999). Black South African Women: An Anthology of Plays. Juta and Company. p. 142. ISBN 9781919713151.
  3. ^ "SABC still favours rich, urban viewers". The Times (South Africa). 19 September 2004.
  4. ^ "Inaugural SAFTA nominees announced". Bizcommunity.com. 4 October 2006. Retrieved 23 July 2012.