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The Wife To Premiere On Mzansi Magic

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When the most anticipated show in South Africa, The Wife, debuts on Mzansi Magic on September 12, viewers can look forward to a drama full of romance, competition, and revenge. The popular Showmax Original may be seen by Compact subscribers on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings at 21:30. On Saturdays, from 21:30 to 23:00, our viewers can watch the omnibus.

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The Wife has become the most-watched series ever on Showmax, shattering many previous marks for the service. The just ended second season debut had more first-day views on the streaming site than the premiere of the first season.

“Having seen its impressive and record-breaking performance on Showmax, we have decided to bring The Wife to our DStv Compact subscribers so that they can get in on the action. We know that our viewers will fall in love with the story and its characters. It’s a show that has resonated deeply with many, and we’re glad to bring all of our subscribers into this phenomenal world,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

The Wife is based on the novels by Dudu Busani-Dube called Hlomu the Wife, and it tells the narrative of the relationship between a young, independent journalist named Hlomu (played by Mbalenhle Mavimbela) and an erratic cab driver and taxi owner named Mqhele (played by Bonko Khoza).

Aside from being a program about a young couple in love, The Wife is also a show about loyalty, family, and the lengths people will go to in the name of both.

Several of the series’ performers were nominated for DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards, and Abdul Khoza (who plays Nqoba) took home Best Male Actor honors, while Kwenzo Ngcobo (who plays Qhawe) was awarded Favourite Rising Star. Sowetan recognized Mbalenhle Mavimbela and Bonko Khoza among its ‘Stars Who Shone the Brightest this Year,’ and The Wife has been nominated for ten South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), including Best Telenovela and Most Popular Soap/Telenovela.

Season 1 also has performances from Mondli Makhoba, Kay Sibiya, Sipho Ndlovu, Siyabonga Shibe, Linda Majola, and Zikhona Sodlaka (for whom he was nominated for a SAFTA) in the role of Mandisa.

Stained Glass production recently announced Bonko’s replacement. The actor will be replaced by Wiseman Mncube. In a statement shared by the production house, Wiseman said he is a fan of both the book and the series, “What actor wouldn’t want to be part of The Wife? Mqhele is a very interesting role and I’m in my element: there’s a lot to chew on and play off, from the love story to the anger to the care. uBonko carried the role with so much respect and power. I’m not here to replace Bonko but to start my own journey as Mqhele and take things from where he left off and run with it in my own way.”

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