The Ranakas star Mpumi makes acting debut in Mzansi Magic film

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Mpumi Ranaka.
Mpumi Ranaka.
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  • Magic Hlatshwayo, Muzi Mthabela and Slindile Nodangalo star in some of Mzansi Magic's new movies this month. 
  • Reality TV star Mpumi Ranaka also makes her acting debut in the first of these movies. 
  • The movies premiere every Saturday, from 5 November, at 20:30.

Former stay-at-home mom turned entrepreneur and reality TV star Mpumi Ranaka makes her acting debut in a Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) movie at the weekend.

Ranaka makes her debut in Ay'Phakelwa, directed by Zaba LeRoto Hlatshwayo, premiering on 5 November at 20:30.

She stars alongside Trevor Mdaki, Zamo Dlamini, Thabiso Makhene and Black Madondo.


The movie is about a 25-year-old street-smart taxi driver who falls in love with a business executive 10 years older. However, their families think it's a mistake and stop at nothing to prove they are not meant for each other.

Veteran actor Magic Hlatshwayo also returns to TV screens, alongside Aubrey Mmakolo and Londiwe Nzimande, in eGamini on 12 November. He is also in Icala, which premieres on 26 November, with Gcina Nkosi and Diana Maseko.


eGamini is about a formerly rich student who invents a fake life to go to his high school reunion and show up the girl who broke his heart, while Icala is about a woman who goes on a quest to clear her name after she was wrongfully convicted of a crime.  


Former Isibaya actor Amina Jack also returns to the small screen in Ma on 19 November. She stars alongside fellow former Isibaya actor Muzi Mthabela, The River actor Slindile Nodangala and Zethy Dlomo Mphahlele.


Ma follows a militant mother who gets the opportunity to return to the past and prevent the tragic accident that took her daughter's life.

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