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.
Friday 1 September 2023
Monday 4 September 2023
Tuesday 5 September 2023
Musa tries to involve himself in Funeka’s business. Anathi gets sick and Mpilo struggles with his guilt.
Wednesday 6 September 2023
Things go from bad to worse for Funeka. Thulani’s gut tells him there’s more to Anathi’s symptoms.
Thursday 7 September 2023
Desperate to protect her restaurant, Funeka is forced to put her trust in Musa. To ensure Anathi’s pregnancy runs smoothly, Thulani calls in some help. Luzuko officially hands the reigns to Ntando.
Friday 8 September 2023
Ntando is forced to come clean when Luzuko kicks Bulelwa and Nobomi out of their home. Thulani and Anathi receive bad news about their baby. Funeka finds out the truth about Musa.
Monday 11 September 2023
Thulani finds himself with no hope in the face of growing problems. Funeka brings in the big guns to deal with an enemy.
Tuesday 12 September 2023
Bulelwa gets her sister wife’s troublesome child arrested, and all hell breaks loose. A gun goes off during a scuffle at the Makwetus.
Wednesday 13 September 2023
Luzuko fights for Bulelwa’s forgiveness, and Nobomi tries to squash the family feud. Funeka is haunted by what she did to protect her children.
Thursday 14 September 2023
Luzuko decides to return as CEO with Nobomi by his side. Thulani comes to Bulelwa in desperation. Msimelelo returns with a bag of gold.
Friday 15 September 2023
Thulani wants to remain a ghost while life slips out of Anathi. Msimelelo’s dream is worth gold. Zimkhitha has run out of charity.
Monday 18 September 2023
While Anathi battles for her life, Thulani battles Bulelwa’s burning questions of where they’ve been. Nontu decides that Zimkhitha’s not the only Mxenge she can turn to for money.
Tuesday 19 September 2023
Anathi and Thulani’s secret burns a hole in Bulelwa’s chest. Msimelelo asks why Funeka doesn’t believe in him even after proving her wrong.
Wednesday 20 September 2023
Thulani and Anathi learn of the gender of their baby, and Bulelwa makes a tough decision. Msimelelo signs a deal with the devil. Zimkhitha has made up her mind and refuses to change it.
Thursday 21 September 2023
Luzuko is suspicious of Bulelwa’s behaviour. Zimkhitha refuses to fall for Nontu’s emotional blackmail. Msimelelo’s greed is getting the better of him.
Friday 22 September 2023
Vathiswa reveals Zimkhitha’s secret, not aware that Nontu’s listening in. Thulani’s call gets Luzuko’s suspicions right up. Msimelelo’s charm falls flat.
Monday 25 September 2023
Bulelwa blames Anathi for bringing shame to the Mxenges. Msimelelo’s dream pushes him to do something behind Funeka’s back.
Tuesday 26 September 2023
Zimkhitha is worried when a guest extends their stay. The pressure of keeping someone’s secret life becomes too much for Bulelwa.
Wednesday 27 September 2023
Bulelwa and Thulani seem to reach a point of no return in their relationship. Msimelelo makes a loss that might cost him everything. Zimkhitha and Nontu’s feud reaches a boiling point.
Thursday 28 September 2023
Nontu is willing to play dirty to get what she wants. Thulani and Anathi turn on each other. Msimelelo can’t tell Funeka the truth.
Friday 29 September 2023
Zimkhitha gives in to Nontu’s blackmail. Someone discovers Msimelelo’s secret.