Sibongile & The Dlaminis is a South African telenovela that premiered on Mzansi Magic on March 7, 2023. The series is set in Durban and follows the story of Sibongile Mbambo, a young woman forced to work for the wealthy Dlamini family after her father is injured in a car accident.
Premiere episodes of Sibongile & The Dlaminis air on Mzansi Wethu from Monday to Friday at 18h30.
Wednesday 1 November 2023
Sibongile is set to chase her dream while the Dlaminis prepare lobola negotiations for Kwenzo and Nomalanga, and at last Kwenzo corners Sibongile to address the kiss.
Monday 6 November 2023
Kwenzo is gutted when Sibongile tells him that the kiss meant nothing. Velephi confesses Manqoba’s real paternity to an unconscious Sipho.
Tuesday 7 November 2023
Kwenzo declares his love for Sibongile. Velephi sets a trap for Zakes while Vuma learns that Zakes has been harassing Sipho. Ma’am Ntuli pays the family a visit and the Mbambos’ learn about all the nasty things the teacher has been saying to Sangweni.
Wednesday 8 November 2023
Sibongile daydreams about Kwenzo after he confessed his love for her and Wenzeni advises her to get her man, not knowing it’s Kwenzo. Vuma chastises Zake for his violent behavior towards Sipho.
Monday 13 November 2023
Nomalanga exposes the kiss to the Dlamini family and demands that they fire Sibongile. Zakes admits to tracking Velephi using the new phone, but he turns the tables on her when he wants to have a paternity test done on Manqoba.
Tuesday 14 November 2023
Under the looming threat of Sokhabase’s fury, Kwenzo’s desperate proclamation of love for Nomalanga saves him, but for Sibongile, destiny isn’t as kind. With Zakes unwavering on the paternity test, Velephi seeks Deliwe, the only ally who might hold the key to her salvation.
Wednesday 15 November 2023
In a shocking turn of events, the helpers down tools in solidarity with Sibongile, but Phetheni fires all of them. Despite Deliwe’s manipulation, Zakes takes Manqoba for a DNA test without Velephi’s knowledge.
Monday 20 November 2023
Phetheni is forced to rehire the domestic workers and Sibongile, but Nomalanga is not happy with her decision. Zakes suspects that Velephi is out with sugar daddies when she’s not home yet, but he is wrong.
Tuesday 21 November 2023
Nomalanga and Gcina conspire against Sibongile and she begins to feel as if she is walking with a target on her back. Deliwe gives Velephi a lecture to focus on her child and her future husband from now on.
Wednesday 22 November 2023
Gcina overhears a private conversation between Deliwe and Phetheni and gains ammunition against Sibongile, and Sibongile is stunned to learn that she’s been paying for Deliwe’s debt. Zakes finally confronts Velephi about the paternity test results.
Monday 27 November 2023
Kwenzo is stung when Sibongile is distant towards him after getting advice from Nomfundo. Zakes chooses to spare Velephi’s life, but on one condition – she and Manqoba have to move in with him.
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Gcina puts her plan to drive Sibongile out of the Dlamini home in motion while Nomfundo low-key advises Sibongile to settle for number two. Zakes gets upset when Velephi is reluctant to eat his food and he does something to prove that he is trustworthy, unlike her.
Wednesday 29 November 2023
In a cunning play for Nomalanga’s affection, Gcina ruthlessly undermines Sibongile, leaving Kwenzo entangled in a web of doubt about who to trust. Velephi’s shocking confession to Asanda reveals the suffocating grip Zakes has on her life, forcing both women to question their friendship and their freedom.