Masasa Mbangeni headlines new drama shining spotlight on human trafficking

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  • Mzali Wam, a new Mzansi Magic drama series, shines a spotlight on the issue of human trafficking.
  • Watch Mzali Wam on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) from 4 January 2021.
  • Masasa Mbangeni and Dumisani Mbebe headline Mzali Wam.


Masasa Mbangeni and Dumisani Mbebe will headline the new Mzansi Magic drama, Mzali Wam.

The show, which will air on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) from 4 January 2021, shines a spotlight on the issue of human trafficking. 

EHostela actress Lungelo Mpangase will play Ntokozo, a girl who gets entangled in an elaborate human trafficking ring involving her biological mother. 

In the show, Masasa will play Joyce, a woman whose child [Ntokozo] gets stolen at birth, only to cross each other's paths later when a human trafficking syndicate shocks the community.

Nomsa Philiso, the director of local entertainment channels at M-Net, says: "Mzali Wam is set to be a thriller that will introduce viewers to the inner workings of a human trafficking syndicate, through the life of a young Ntokozo, in a story that will resonate with many South Africans. From the star-studded cast to the exceptional storyline, viewers will find themselves on the edge of their seats with every episode."

Set in Johannesburg, Mzali Wam was created by industry heavyweights Dineo Ranaka and Siphosethu Tshapu of Brains At Work Media production. Mbebe will play Terror, a businessman who Joyce later discovers is not the person she thought he was.  

Says Ranaka: "We are fortunate to be working with industry heavyweights such as Masasa and Mbebe to bring this drama series to life in a story that will hopefully contribute to the plight of human trafficking victims in a country where this crime has been a problem."  

Compiled by Graye Morkel

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