Gqeberha: The Empire is a South African telenovela that is set in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) and revolves around the polygamous marriage of Luzuko Mxenge, a successful businessman who is husband to three very different wives.
Premiere episodes of Gqeberha: The Empire air on Mzansi Magic from Mondays to Fridays at 21h00.
Tuesday 1 August 2023
Bulelwa becomes more convinced that Thulani is alive and Luzuko worries that Fakude may expose him to Bulelwa. Nontle’s mission is starting to cost Funeka and Msimelelo more. Things are becoming harder for Thulani and Anathi.
Wednesday 2 August 2023
Nozuko does the unthinkable to keep her and Luzuko’s secret safe. Thulani runs into serious trouble while hustling on the EL streets while Bulelwa loses it in GQ. Nontle is unrelenting in keeping Thulani’s memory alive.
Thursday 3 August 2023
Zimkhitha goes to the extreme to force Bulelwa to accept that Thulani is dead. Anathi gives Thulani a harsh reality check. Nontle’s behaviour worries Funeka.
Friday 4 August 2023
I know who you are
Bulelwa comes to terms with her grief while Nozuko is tortured by demons. Thulani finds himself exposed in the worst way. Nontle’s grief is growing expensive.
Monday 7 August 2023
Game of thrones
Thulani is lost and alone without the Mxenge name. Zimkhitha tells Ntando to prepare himself for taking over the throne.
Tuesday 8 August 2023
Fanning the flames
Zimkhitha insists her kids give up their chance to run the business and support Ntando. Thulani loses his temper and ups the blackmail amount. Sivuyile surprises everyone with his new career goal.
Wednesday 9 August 2023
Love is not enough
Thulani and Anathi have a fight and Anathi suggests that they break up. Stokkie promises to help Thulani find dirt to use on Dali. Nontle finally convinces Sivuyile to pursue music.
Thursday 10 August 2023
My brother, my enemy
Thulani and Stokkie are on a mission to get dirt on Dali before he exposes his secret. Ntando and Mpilo’s competitiveness leads to an all-out fight. Gubevu returns.
Friday 11 August 2023
The top job
Thulani manages to get himself out of a sticky situation. Mpilo pulls out of the running for the top job. Gubevu is certain that he can kickstart his grandson’s career.
Monday 14 August 2023
Friends and foes
The battle lines are drawn between Nobomi and Ntando. With their close friends, Thulani and Anathi start a business in East London. Gubevu worms his way into managing Sivuyile.
Tuesday 15 August 2023
Small & hopeful starts
Amanda’s food truck gets off to an exciting start. Ntando sabotages Nobomi. Sivuyile chokes under the spotlight.
Wednesday 16 August 2023
A star in the making
Nobomi realizes who sabotaged her. Nozuko gets a chance to be a star. Sivuyile and Gubevu get ready for a big show.
?Thursday 17 August 2023
Bulelwa Magoxo’s daughter
Ntando’s premature celebration ends with Luzuko expecting him to unite with Nobomi. Nozuko has self-doubt. Gubevu capitalizes on Sivuyile’s successful first performance.
Friday 18 August 2023
What a wonderful day
Ntando hates that Nobomi is trying to outshine him again. Funeka worries about the attention Sivuyile’s getting from female fans. Nozuko feels seen and validated.
Monday 21 August 2023
The fun mom
Ntando feels defeated when he sees old patterns re-emerge as Luzuko mentors Nobomi as he did Thulani. Mpilo and Fundiswa quickly regret agreeing to be on Nozuko’s reality show when she starts oversharing. Gubevu handles Sivuyile’s money worries easily.
Tuesday 22 August 2023
Reality isn’t real
Nozuko is jealous of the attention Nomaflower is receiving from the TV crew. She comes up with a plan to humiliate her. Ntando devises a plan to frame Nobomi for financial fraud.
Wednesday 23 August 2023
All of the lights
Nozuko’s newfound fame starts to rub people up the wrong way, especially those closest to her. Nobomi unknowingly signs her own fate. Sivuyile gets the opportunity of a lifetime.
Thursday 24 August 2023
Nozuko lords her new status as a reality star over everyone. Gubevu hides Sivuyile’s advance payment from the family. Ntando is anxious for the bomb to drop on Nobomi, but it’s taking too long to happen.
Friday 25 August 2023
Birth of the Diva
Ntando outplays Nobomi. Nozuko pushes Nomaflower too far. Gubevu is cut out.
Monday 28 August 2023
Dance to the music
Nozuko’s reality show dreams turn to horror. The axe Ntando sharpened falls on Nobomi and Bulelwa. Gubevu is made to dance.
Tuesday 29 August 2023
All that glitters isn’t gold
Nobomi threatens to kill Ntando if he does not confess that he framed her. Nozuko spirals because of last night’s screening. Gubevu entices Msimelelo to trade in illegal gold.
Wednesday 30 August 2023
Luzuko insults Bulelwa when she tries to reason with him. Nozuko seems to have lost all her rights to privacy. Funeka has a setback at the Tshisanyama.
Thursday 31 August 2023
Isn’t this your job?
Nozuko pleads with Luzuko to help her get out of the TV show. After receiving no help from the police, Nontle decides to take action. Nobomi has figured out that Mpilo is involved, but Ntando isn’t worried.