Gqeberha: The Empire Teasers October 2023


Gqeberha: The Empire is a South African telenovela set in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) and revolves around the polygamous marriage of Luzuko Mxenge, a successful businessman who is husband to three wives.

Premiere episodes of Gqeberha: The Empire air on Mzansi Magic from Mondays to Fridays at 21h00.


Monday 2 October 2023
Episode 186

What’s that in the Sky?

Msimelelo buckles under the weight of his costly secret. Zimkhitha does some snooping when she finds out who Luzuko’s been meeting with. Thulani and Anathi part ways.
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Zimkhitha does some digging and learns of the best news ever regarding Ntando. Things worsen between a couple on the run. Msimelelo struggles to get through to Funeka, fears he might have lost her forever this time.
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Wednesday 4 October 2023
Episode 188

Ephesians 6:4

Anathi is determined to solve her problems with Thulani and decides to risk it all by visiting Bulelwa. Msimelelo is not prepared for what’s in store for him when furious Ntando shows up swinging a golf club. Fundiswa has an inappropriate crush on someone she has no business crushing on.
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Thursday 5 October 2023
Epiode 189

Anathi Returns Home

Fundiswa shamelessly lusts over an oblivious Mbube. Zimkhitha discovers by chance that Anathi is alive. Msimelelo is in a coma. Ntando feels guilty.
Friday 6 October 2023
Episode 190

Fantasy mania

Fundiswa fantasises about being ravaged by Mbube. Zimkhitha is determined to solve the Anathi mystery. Msimelelo comes home but Funeka still has her walls up.

Monday 9 October 2023
Episode 191

Back from the dead

Zimkhitha worries Thulani’s rise from the dead will affect Ntando. Fundiswa wants Mbube to know that she’s not a girl but a woman who knows what she wants. Nontle sings Ntando’s praises while Msimelelo forgives him.
Tuesday 10 October 2023
Episode 192

When love calls

Fundiswa learns that it takes more than an SMS to capture a man’s heart.
Wednesday 11 October 2023
Episode 193

Sins of the father

Thulani is determined to make amends, no matter the risk. Ntando declares his love to an old crush but doesn’t get a desired reaction. Fundiswa continues playing with fire but doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere.
Thursday 12 October 2023
Episode 194


Thulani goes back to face Luzuko. Nontle gives in to her feelings for Ntando. Fundiswa tells Mbube what she wants in very clear terms.
Friday 13 October 2023
Episode 195

The dead shall rise

Thulani doesn’t get the reaction he expected from Luzuko but he is not giving up. Mbube and Fundiswa achieve a milestone but there’s still another mountain to climb. Ntando chooses love, despite what people think.

Monday 16 October 2023
Episode 196

The selfish act of forgiveness

Nontle and Ntando take their relationship to the next level. Luzuko tells Nozuko about Thulani being alive. She suggests Luzuko must finish what he started. Luzuko and Bulelwa are both anxious about the secrets they are keeping from each other.
Tuesday 17 October 2023
Episode 197

The calm before the storm

Nontle begs Sivuyile to keep quiet after he uncovers her secret. Fundiswa reverts to childish stunts to get Mbube’s attention. Anathi questions whether they are truly safe now that Luzuko knows they’re both alive.
Wednesday 18 October 2023
Episode 198

Your son is no more

Thulani receives devasting news about his unborn son. Ntando and Nontle are shook when they learn what they have to do if they want to be together. Fundiswa drops a bombshell on her brother.
Thursday 19 October 2023
Episode 198

In need of a painkiller

Luzuko lays down the law and demands that Mbube and Fundiswa stay away from each other. Zimkhitha fails to get the Makwetu’s support in putting a stop to Ntando and Nontle’s relationship. Thulani is sure he knows who’s responsible for the pain he and Anathi are in.

Friday 20 October 2023
Episode 199

Guns and Knives

Thulani versus Luzuko. Could this be the end of the Mxenge empire? Can Zimkhitha stop Ntando and Nontle’s incestuous affair, or is it too late? Mbube packs his bags and leaves Zimkhitha’s house.

Monday 2023 October 2023
Episode 200

Love is Stained 

Zimkhitha brings in secret weapons to deal with Ntando and Nontle. Bulelwa covers up for Thulani. Fundiswa makes a choice, but will she get her way?
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Episode 201

Mama, I love her!

Luzuko doesn’t reveal who shot him. Ntando fights for Nontle while Fundiswa breaks it off with Mbube.
Wednesday 25 October 2023
Episode 202

New Sheriff in Town

Change comes knocking at Thulani and Anathi’s door. Nozuko finds herself in a vulnerable position. There’s a new sheriff in town but not everyone in the Mxenge family is pleased about it.
Thursday 26 October 2023
Episode 203

The Price you Pay

Zimkhitha and Nozuko’s worst fears come to light while Thulani and Anathi realise just how much their freedom is going to cost. Msimelelo and Funeka reach a thorny middle ground.
Friday 27 October 2023
Episode 204

Family over Everything

Nontle is reunited with Thulani. Bulelwa surprises everybody by reinstating Thulani at Mxenge businesses. Zimkhitha is determined to keep her current position in the family.

Monday 30 October 2023
Episode 205

Unrequired Love

Ntando comes to a painful realisation that he will always live in his brother’s shadow. Bulelwa’s efforts to unite the family blow up in her face. Thulani is caught between fulfilling his duties and following his heart’s desires.
Tuesday 31 October 2023
Episode 206

Back to old Ways 

Nontle and Thulani struggle to find their groove while they both pine for other people. Fed up with Bulelwa, Zimkhitha turns to an unlikely ally. Anathi’s future seems more uncertain than ever.


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