More of riveting SA legal drama

2011-02-28 00:00

FANS of the South African drama series Sokhulu & Partners are in for a treat. The second season is set to start on March 3 at 8.30 pm on SABC1.

Sokhulu & Partners, which won South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) for best drama, best actress and best script in 2009, follows the lives of three lawyers — Mabutho (Melusi Yeni) and Zweli Sokhulu (Thami Africa) and their partner, Pamela Thusi (Linda Sokhulu) — who are determined to protect the rights of those they serve.

In the season opener, a young man, Litha Zwane, is accused of trafficking children across the South African border. He claims he was framed, but the evidence against him is overwhelming. Mabutho steps in to assist in his defence.

In addition to child trafficking the new series looks at xenophobia, female chieftaincy, celebrity HIV status revelations, religious possession of illegal substances and international child adoption.

Other highlights this week:

TODAY

• The Academy Awards 2011 — M-Net, 8.30 pm: Tune in to find out who walks off with the best actor, actress, film and directing prizes. James Franco and Anne Hathaway will co-host the ceremony. On Sunday, March 6, M-Net Movies 1 will rebroadcast an edited version of the ceremony at 5.10 pm.

• eKasi: Our Stories — e.tv, 9 pm: Mkhuseli’s story looks at a single parent household for whom an academic bursary for their son represents their last chance at living a decent life.

TOMORROW

• 3rd Degree: Elephant Woman — e.tv, 9.30 pm: One of Nana Ntombela’s legs is a metre-and-a-half in circumference, and her neighbours call her the elephant woman. Despite attempts by her family to get help from both traditional healers and western medicine, Nana’s leg has still not been treated, grows larger every month and weighs almost three times more than her other leg. 3rd Degree speaks to experts about her condition.

• Afro Café — SABC2, 10 pm: World acclaimed trumpet player, Feya Faku, is tonight’s main guest. He shares stories about his musical journey over the years as well as his career.

WEDNESDAY

• Oprah Farewell Season — SABC3, 9.30 pm: Actress and model Cybill Shepherd, Dynasty’s Linda Evans and Desperate Housewives’ Teri Hatcher reveal startling confessions about aging and beauty.

THURSDAY

• The Whole Truth — M-Net Series (Dstv channel 110), Thursday at 8.30 pm: Drama series in which Manhattan’s toughest team of district attorneys face New York City’s most up-and-coming defence firm.

FRIDAY

• Run’s House — SABC3, Friday at 9 pm: Vanessa and Angela are in desperate need of money to decorate their apartment, so, when Jojo fails his driving test for the second time, Run gets them to teach him how to drive.

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