My Brother’s Keeper tells the story of the Shabalala family, a wealthy and powerful clan drawn into a deadly succession battle of its own. The show stars Wiseman Mncube as Nqubeko, the headstrong and overambitious son of a mistress tired of being sidelined by his father. Nqubeko decides to break the rules of “ukungena” (the Zulu custom of marrying a deceased brother’s widow) by going after his brother’s widow, Fakazile (played by Zola Nombona), the woman who holds the controlling power over the Shabalala family empire.
Premiere episodes of My Brother’s Keeper air on Mzansi Magic from Mondays to Fridays at 19h30.
Monday 1 January 2024
Nomusa feels like she’s losing Nqubeko to Fakazile. Donga rubs his victory in Mshengu’s face. Koketso officially introduces Sibusiso as her boyfriend to her parents.
Tuesday 2 January 2024
When Nomusa is pushed into a corner, she makes a dangerous move. Donga makes a desperate attempt to save his skin. Nqubeko doesn’t seem to know when to stop.
Wednesday 3 January 2024
Mshengu welcomes Khathazile at Shaba’s Snacks. Donga tells Khathazile to rule herself. Nomusa waits for Nqubeko.
Thursday 4 January 2024
Donga puts Khathazile in a compromising and humiliating situation. Paledi goes all broke for the girl of his dreams. Will she be impressed?
Friday 5 January 2024
Nqubeko insists on marrying Fakazile, but Mshengu gives him an ultimatum. Khathazile is embarrassed when she has to clean up after her girls at the shisanyama.
Monday 8 January 2024
Nqubeko fails to sway Mshengu to let him marry Fakazile, while Nomusa’s hopes of falling pregnant hang by a thread. Donga’s woes mount as Sibusiso takes the fall for his sins.
Tuesday 9 January 2024
Nomusa has a health scare that forces Nqubeko to miss his baby’s first ultrasound with Fakazile. Feeling backed up against a wall, Donga resorts to desperate measures to protect his family.
Wednesday 10 January 2024
Nqubeko can’t stop hopping between the fire and the frying pan. Donga has to say a deeply sorrowful goodbye. Mshengu is faced with a painful reality.
Thursday 11 January 2024
Fakazile states her claim. Mashonisa Sibusiso, while Bra Mesh notices things are missing.
Friday 12 January 2024
Nqubeko makes a compelling plea to get his family’s support to marry Fakazile. Bra Mesh accuses Piet of sabotage. Nomusa makes a decision about her marriage that surprises everyone.
Monday 15 January 2024
Fakazile is caught on the back foot by Nomusa’s terms and conditions for their marriage. Nqubeko fails to convince her as Fakazile finds an ace up her sleeve.
Tuesday 16 January 2024
Fakazile has to choose between Nqubeko and her family. Ndumiso lies to Puseletso about the money. Piet and Bra Mesh’s war is far from over, and no one wants to submit.
Wednesday 17 January 2024
Fakazile feels like everything is falling apart and begins to doubt that she can go through with the wedding. Ndumiso and Donga pay Nomalanga inhlawulo for Thoba.
Thursday 18 January 2024
Nomusa gives Nqubeko an ultimatum. Thoba learns that Sbu gets more money. The foot soldiers deliver a package for Ndumiso.
Friday 19 January 2024
Nqubeko is brought face-to-face with horrors from his past, both recent and distant. Fakazile has a gut-wrenching, crushing realisation. Piet is on a mission.
Monday 22 January 2024
Isithembu rears its head for a wife in Nqubeko’s family. Ndumiso is caught red-handed, swimming in money, and damage control isn’t cheap.
Tuesday 23 January 2024
When Thoba learns how his father made his money, he starts dreaming big, but Ndumiso refuses to cut him any slack.
Wednesday 24 January 2024
Mshengu reveals his treacherous plan to Donga. Nomusa consoles Nqubeko, who’s still smarting over Mshengu’s Betrayal. Thoba steals Donga’s money to pursue illicit dealings.
Thursday 25 January 2024
Nqubeko rejects the choices made by Mshengu and feels snubbed and betrayed, while Ndumiso’s lifestyle lures Thoba in.
Friday 26 January 2024
Things get very ugly for Nqubeko. Puseletso faces a challenge she never imagined. Thoba is treading on very dangerous ground.
Monday 29 January 2024
Nomusa accuses Fakazile of wanting to alienate Nqubeko from his family. Thoba gets arrested for his fake money scheme, and Ndumiso does the unthinkable.
Tuesday 30 January 2024
Nqubeko and Fakazile make a move that has Mshengu sweating. Khathazile is scandalised upon learning the truth about Koketso.
Wednesday 31 January 2024
Mshengu and Nqubeko’s confrontation threatens to take the family to the brink. Nomusa begs Nqubeko to make peace with the family, while Fakazile reminds him that the winner takes it all