Muvhango is a South African television soap opera, created by Duma Ndlovu, it has 5.5 million viewers. The first episode was aired on 7 April 1997.
It was the first Tshivenda language TV drama but later became multilingual in order to showcase that languages and cultures of South Africa should be used to unite rather than divide. The creator of Muvhango is Zulu by ancestry, but can speak and is fluent in all South African languages.
The show is built on a premise that umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu meaning that we exist within a context. The show has a strong family-orientated storyline that seek to speak to the conflict between the traditional and the modern ways. The Vhakwevho’s are the custodians of the traditional side of things while the Johannesburg lot focuses on modern ways.
In 2006 the series was nominated for the South African Film and Television Award for best soap opera.
The premiere episode of Muvhango centered on the life of Mashudu Mukwevho, a well-established businessman who was on his way to becoming the chief of his community. Unfortunately, Mashudu ended up dying of a heart attack, causing mayhem in his home as a struggle ensued between his two wives and other family members.
The commotion was, however, particularly between his two wives; Vho-Masindi (his traditional customary wife) and Catherine (his legally married wife) who struggled over who had the rights to their husband’s body and who would bury him. The season ended with numerous court cases between the pair as the funeral ended up being called off due to some mystery regarding Mashudu’s coffin.
The subsequent episodes and seasons saw more conflicts between the wives, family, and children as they moved on from fighting for Mashudu’s body to fighting over his estate and heir to the throne.
In recent times, the show centers around Mukwevho family patriarch and village chief Azwindini Mukwevho who had inherited the throne with the blessing of the ancestors. He, however, finds himself in a never-ending battle to keep his throne and family together as his younger brother Mulalo Mukweho proves to be at times his biggest ally or greatest foe.
Muvhango TV Series Actors
Here is a list of the talented actors and actresses that make Muvhango the quality soap that it is;
- Azwimmbavhi Litelu acts as Mpho Mukwevho
- Candy Sibiya plays the role of Vho-Hangwani Mukwevho
- Dingaan Khumalo features as James Motsamai
- David Sebe features as Vho-Gizara Mukwevho
- Gabriel Temudzani is known as Azwindini Mukwevho
- Humbulani Tsharani takes the role of Mulimisi Negota
- Innocentia Makapila features as Rendani Mukwevho
- Liteboho Molise performs the role of Teboho Mukwevho
- Maumela Mahuwa takes the role of Susan Mukwevho
- Murabeli Rasalanavho as Vho-Mukondeleli Mukwevho
- Regina Nesengani is known as Vho-Masindi Mukwevho
- Kingsley Ramabulana acts as Vhangani Ramasha
- Amos Mulaudzi as Vho-Borosi Mukwevho
- Bokang Moeng as Lethukuthula “Lethu” Mokoena
- Charlotte Mulaudzi as Sundani
- Candy Magadimisa as Sharon “Shaz”
- Dumisani Dlamini as Eric Zikalala
- Eunice Mabeta as Vho-Makhadzi Mukwevho
- Maxwell Ditchi as Seretse Diphoko
- Mmabatho Mogomotsi as Moipone
- Ndivhuho Mudau as Mmorongwa “Mo”
- Pandelani Mulaudzi as Dineo “Dee”
- Paulina Mphethahanyi as Denga “Didi” Mudau
- Pride Klaas as Pride
- Raymond Neluvhalani as Sgt Neshehe
- Sharon Seno as Marang Motsoaledi
- Wavhudi Lidzegu as Vhutshilo Mukwevho
- Vele Manenje as Seani Ramasha
- Kertrice Maitisa plays the role of Thobile Zikalala
- Mike Ndlangamandla acts as Brother Max
- Thokozani Sithole is known for acting as Skhumbuzo Zikalala
- Vatiswa Ndara plays the role of Moliehi Zikalala Motsamai
Muvhango TV Series Teasers
Here are a few Teasers to give you something to look forward to.
Monday 2 March 2020 (Episode 3502): Vho-Masindi is praying that nobody reveals her secret, while Teboho’s ambition goes up to another level. Mudi unwillingly revives Matsidiso’s plans. Shaz is at verge of being exposed.
Tuesday 3 March 2020 (Episode 3503): Susan and Mpho are planning to do something about the royal secrets. The minute KK goes back to his medication, his symptoms worsen. Warona’s financial troubles go deeper than she expected.
Wednesday 4 March 2020 (Episode 3504): Azwindini makes an uncertain decision regarding Vho-Masindi. Kgosi is unto Matshidiso’s diabolic schemes. Warona does a juggling act with her finances.
Thursday 5 March 2020 (Episode 3505): A shocking truth is revealed to the royal family about Vho-Masindi. Matshidiso stirs up trouble between James and Marang. Warona discovers that Mbali has set her up and it’s appalling.
Friday 6 March 2020 (Episode 3506): Tension runs high in the royal house, who is on whose side? Matshidiso’s plans are paying off, trouble is brewing for Marang. Shaz stumbles upon disturbing news from Mbali, what is she going to do?
Monday 9 March 2020 (Episode 3507): Vho-Masindi finds solace in an unlikely place when she struggles to cope with her fate. Matshidiso is having second thoughts when she connects with KK. Warona thinks she has found her way out of trouble but has dug an even deeper hole for herself.
Tuesday 10 March 2020 (Episode 3508): Vho-Masindi unravels as the time for the royal family meeting draws near. A surprise gesture from KK rocks Matshidiso’s boat. Shaz attempts to unmask Mbali but finds tables have turned.
Wednesday 11 March 2020 (Episode 3509): The royal house gets an unexpected guest. KK poses a surprising question to Matshidiso. Shaz’s warning hits deaf ears when Warona is not interested on what she has to say.
Thursday 12 March 2020 (Episode 3510): Battle lines are drawn in the war for the throne and Phusuphusu has won a small victory against Azwindini. Matshidiso is basking in KK’s love, looking forward to the wedding. Little does she know that there’s a potential threat. Warona, who has barely escaped rape, realises that her troubles just begun.
Friday 13 March 2020 (Episode 3511): Vho-Makhadzi pulls the rank and makes a decision about the chieftaincy. Kgosi is suspicious of Matshidiso’s intentions of marrying his father. Marang is devastated to find out what Warona has been through.
Monday 16 March 2020 (Episode 3512): Azwindini is livid when he finds out that Vho-Masindi meddled in his business. Kgosi does not take KK’s decision to marry likely; he finds ways to hinder it. Mbali gets what she deserves when Shaz and Warona decide to humiliate her.
Tuesday 17 March 2020 (Episode 3513): Azwindini receives news that shakes his world. KK has a life threatening seizure. Warona suffers the punishment of cancelling her car insurance.
Wednesday 18 March 2020 (Episode 3514): Vho-Makhadzi and Phusuphusu get Azwindini and Mulalo to come down. Matshidiso has a tender moment with KK, she can’t let him die. Marang is shocked when Warona reveals her plan to go away.
Thursday 19 March 2020 (Episode 3515): An unexpected visitor from the spirit world makes contact with Mpho. Matshidiso’s impulsive behaviour has Kgosi oozing with suspicion. Mpfareni is uneasy when Vhangani tells her he is going home to talk about his marriage.
Friday 20 March 2020 (Episode 3516): Mpho being in the royal house as a practising Maine is one of the causes of Azwindini’s current predicament. When Kgosi and Matshidiso find KK gone, they realise he is going to kill himself. Vhangan has good news, his marriage is finally dissolved.
Monday 23 March 2020 (Episode 3517): Mpho resorts to desperate means to stay in the royal house. Kgosi and Matshidiso are freaking out for different reasons, Kgosi thinks it’s the end of his father and Mathsidiso thinks it’s the end of her games. Love is in the air for Mpfareni and Vhangani, but she wants him to put a ring on it.
Tuesday 24 March 2020 (Episode 3518): Tenda finds out he needs Vho-Masindi’s help in order to help Tshamano’s spirit. KK finds out the truth about his diagnosis. Mpfareni punishes Vhangani for not wanting to marry her.
Wednesday 25 March 2020 (Episode 3519): Mpho thinks she has found a way to restore Azwindini to the throne. KK suspects that Matshidiso might be behind his illness. Mpfareni’s punishment starts affecting Vhangani at work.
Thursday 26 March 2020 (Episode 3520): Azwindini and Tenda both have something they want from each other. Will Matshidiso get away with her biggest scam yet? Vhangani and Mpfareni are drifting further apart.
Friday 27 March 2020 (Episode 3521): Azwindini’s enemies collude behind his back. KK vows to put a bullet in Kutlwano’s head when he finds him. The fear of losing Mpfareni whips Vhangani into shape.
Monday 30 March 2020 (Episode 3522): Gizara’s pursuit to catch Azwindini red handed does not end well for him. An unexpected visitor arrives when Lesedi comes to stay with James for the holidays. Vho-Mukondeleli volunteers when Mpfareni and Vhangani need to find a marriage councillor.
Tuesday 31 March 2020 (Episode 3523): Gizara is forced to apologize to Azwindini when his attempt of spying backfires. James suffers pangs of jealousy when his son receives attention from an unexpected source. Vho-Mukondeleli is thrilled with the idea of a new career as Marriage councillor.
So there you have it! All you need to know about Muvhango.