Behind the scenes of E.TV's new show

By Molife Kumona
05 April 2016

Following the success of e.tv’s local rural drama Matatiele, the channel is launching another epic series. The Kingdom: uKhakhayi is based on the in fighting's of the royal family of the amaBhaca tribe.

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DRUM went behind the scenes of the show set in beautiful rural KwaZulu-Natal.“The story is based on true events that occurred a long time ago,” Zuko Nodada, the show’s director, says. Zuko co-owns Ingomso Film Skills and Youth Development, the drama’s production house.

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So what should viewers expect?

“Let’s say I have seen things on this show that should not be shown on TV,” Chumani Pan, who plays playboy Mayenzeke, says.

“All those things are done in a very responsible way,” producer Dumisani Mbebe adds. He also said that even though there are nude scenes, it is all done tastefully and as appropriate as can be for family viewing.

And if you add backstabbing, power struggles and family drama to any plot, you’re sure to have an intriguing storyline that will thrill viewers.

Some familiar faces will star in The Kingdom: uKhakhayi, including Noxolo Maqashalala, Mncedisi Shabangu, Sthembiso “SK” Khoza and Melusi Yeni.

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Catch The Kingdom: uKhakhayi on e.tv at 9.05 pm tonight.

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