Durban Gen is a South African telenovela which follows newly-qualified doctor Mbali Mthethwa who moves to the big city to serve her final year of community service at Durban General Hospital.
The story of Durban Gen is set in the heart of Newlands East, a township in Durban, where the most prominent and recognisable academic public hospital Durban General is found.
Monday 5 October 2020
It’s Mbali’s first day at Durban Gen and she is ready for this next chapter of her life, with Sibusiso by her side. Her world is turned upside down when a stranger saves her from danger but steals her heart.
Tuesday 6 October 2020
Thabo makes a deadly discovery. A viral video disrupts the Superintendent’s world. Sibusiso surprises Mbali.
Wednesday 7 October 2020
The Durban General staff await a site visit from the MEC but will she make it there on time? Thabo uses his intel on the superintendent to secure a permanent position as Head of Surgery and Mbali outshines Dr. Precious by catching onto a diagnosis she missed.
Thursday 8 October 2020
The MEC of Health’s life is on the line. Precious is forced to overlook Thabo’s behaviour. Mbali ignores Thabo’s advice and jumps at the chance to work with Lindelani, with surprising results. Meanwhile Qwabe battles to maintain control of her hospital.
Friday 9 October 2020
Mbali blames herself for the death of the MEC and is looking for comfort from Lindelani, but he is too preoccupied with tracing his steps and figuring out what may have gone wrong in with the surgery.
Monday 12 October 2020
Qwabe is desperate to manage the crisis while keeping her doctors, the health department and the public calm. Mbali wants Sibusiso to give her space so that she can start her life at Durban General Hospital as an intern.
Tuesday 13 October 2020
The hospital investigation fingers a culprit in the MEC’s death and they are dealt with. Mbali struggles with her guilt. A teenager’s pregnancy creates chaos in the clinic.
Wednesday 14 October 2020
Mbali finds out about the MEC’s autopsy. Mbali confesses but it only complicates things for her. The Dlaminis get involved in the investigation and make things even worse for Mbali.
Luthuli can’t handle things when a patient loses her baby. MacGyver is forced to carry Lulu’s friends to the hospital in the ambulance.
Thursday 15 October 2020
Lindelani and Mbali await the investigation results. Even though Mbali is not willing to stay for the outcome, Thabo and Precious are glad to not be part of the mess.
Qwabe has her own threshold towards the enquiry. Meanwhile McGuyver’s over-friendly attitude gets him in trouble.
Friday 16 October 2020
Lindelani seeks Mbali’s attention but she doesn’t budge while Luthuli gets a make-over from the inhouse make-over artist. MacGyver advances to the next stage of the competition.
Monday 19 October 2020
Thabo and Lindelani butt heads over Skhumba’s kidney transplant. Mbali stumbles upon some heart breaking news. DJ MacGyver’s fans raid the hospital.
Tuesday 20 October 2020
Mbali decides to make a risky move regarding Skhumba’s status. Lindelani is forced to set boundaries his heart is not ready for. Macgyver and Bab Gumede get called out for a peculiar emergency.
Wednesday 21 October 2020
Mbali and Lindelani are brought together by the love of saving lives as they try to find a way to save Skhumba. Will their prayers be answered? Meanwhile MacGyver plays a dangerous game that sends him running out of the hospital.
Thursday 22 October 2020
Qwabe makes a decision about a patient and the consequences are grave. Mbali’s attraction to a fellow doctor is palpable. MacGyver is not giving up on his dream girl.
Friday 23 October 2020
The effects of Skhumba’s death are starting to affect Lindelani’s work life. Thabo tries to throw his weight around by ordering Lindelani to get onto a case he refuses to do and the interns take Mbali on a night out to cheer her up.