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Actors Siyabonga Xaba, Dineo Rasedile and Panch Gasela star in Netflix's Justice Served. Photo: Screenshot
Actors Siyabonga Xaba, Dineo Rasedile and Panch Gasela star in Netflix's Justice Served. Photo: Screenshot


“Now Justice will be served.”

These are the words lead actor Hlomla Dandala, who plays the role of military veteran Azania Maqoma, utters as his crew takes over the courtroom overseeing the trial of a murder accused.

This sets the tone for the action-packed six-episode series that launched on streaming service Netflix at the weekend.

Comfortably sitting at number one of the top TV shows in South Africa, Justice Served takes the viewer on a journey of Maqoma and his group of freedom fighters hijacking a courthouse to let the public decide whether a white man accused of killing a young black man should be executed. This leads to chaos in the lives of everyday people in the country.

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City Press sat down with actors Siyabonga Xaba, Dineo Rasedile and Panch Gasela about their roles in the series and the importance of having such stories – though fictional – told.

Rasedile said that even though the story is fiction, it tackles themes that people in South Africa and other parts of the world can relate to.

Xaba added:

The importance of this story is that we need to stop sometimes and question certain things, whether good or bad. We need to sit down and assess the situation as it goes forward and I think that applies to this story and to life in general.

Justice Served is currently streaming on Netflix and also stars Lerato Mvelase, Pallance Dladla, Alex McGregor, Anton Jephta, Jailoshini Naidoo and Morné Visser.

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