There's a new show on the horizon and it's set to bring some intrigue. Lingashoni has a star studded cast which includes Patrick Mofokeng, Thuli Thabethe, Liteboho Molise and Thato Molamu.
It is about a man who has amnesia and after 10 years as a farm worker realizes that before his memory loss he was a tenderprenuer.
After witnessing a murder by a prominent politician - Joburg mayor Robert Nondumo [Luzuko Nkqeto], monied ‘tenderpreneur’ Mandla Cele [Patrick Mofokeng] goes on the run. He survives a murder and losses his memory.
He's discovered by Seipati Moeketsi [Liteboho Molise], a farmworker and her two children along a riverbank and Mandla starts a new life with them as Themba. Mandla weds Seipati and lives a contented life in the farm, until 10 years later when an incident leads to him getting flashbacks about his real life as Mandla Cele.
Nomsa Philiso, the director of local entertainment channels at M-Net says they want to give their viewers the kind of content they know they like.
"This story has the hallmarks of a hit telenovela series with twists and turns that will explore the concept of family, blended family drama, high stakes, the dark underworld of crime and suspense that will keep viewers engaged with every episode.
"We have observed that our valued 1Magic viewers have become accustomed to juicy storylines and exceptional talent. Therefore, we are excited that these two elements meet political power and crime in what looks set to be a thriller," she says.
Lingashoni is produced by the company that made eHostela and Ifalakhe, Stained Glass TV.
Stained Glass TV’s Zodwa Zuma says they wanted to portray just some of the daily realities some South Africans have to face.
"Through this telenovela, we wanted to tell a story that reveals the lived experiences of most South Africans. The themes of this telenovela will include family drama, love, betrayal, scandalous affairs and crime,” she says.