Set on the backdrop of the taxi industry, with two young lovers, torn apart by a century old feud between two powerful families. From a valley long divided by too little resources the bitter feud continues in Egoli, the city of gold as the Zungu’s seek to build their fortune. The promise of riches and old cycles of revenge tears them apart but one man’s quest for reconciliation & peace leads them all to understand that they can prosper together. Isibaya, depicts the everyday struggle for wealth and power between the Zungus and the Ndlovus. This struggle is reflected in the title – Isibaya; meaning (The Kraal , where a herd of cattle and goats are kept).

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This Week On Isibaya

The wives lay down the law with Thandeka. Mon-Fri, 20:30
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Meet the new characters on Isibaya

Compelling slate of new characters for award-winning Isibaya.
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Isibaya Returns!

Massively popular Isibaya goes full-throttle into soapieland!
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Tonight on Isibaya

Mpiyakhe is having flashbacks of when he was being mkhovufied.
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Isibaya Omnibus

Jabu faces the empty failures in his life. Catch the Omnibus on Sunday at 10:00
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This Week On Isibaya

The Zungu and Ndlovu camps send search parties out to find the uMkhovu.
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Isibaya 100th Episode

Join us as we celebrate Isibaya's 100th episode today.
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Coming Up On Isibaya

Monday to Thursday at 20:30. Click here to find out more.
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Isibaya

Mondays to Thursdays at 20:30. Click Here for the Episode Re-caps
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Isibaya

Mkabayi fights for her place in the UTA.
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Shadrack

Father of Lerato. Insightful, world-weary, speaker of truth. A warrior who has lost the will to fight. Yard manager at the Zungu’s and close friend and confidante to Mpiyakhe, he too has a vision for peace and reconciliation in the Valley. Undeniably attracted to MKabayi.

Sibusiso (S’bu) Ndlovu

Samson’s youngest son, is as determined and stubborn as his father. A natural leader, with integrity. S’bu is charming, articulate and smart. Being groomed to take over the taxi business from his dad, he is willing to make whatever sacrifice is needed. But when he falls in love with Thandeka his world is turned upside down.

Mandla Ndlovu

Brutal, jealous and corrupt younger brother of Samson. He lives and dies by the sword and believes that his brother is wrong to imagine that the peace negotiations will change anything.

Samson Ndlovu

Strong, fierce and calculating taxi owner from the West valley and principle voice in that taxi association. His smooth and seemingly reconciliatory manner, hides a man who is at the very top of a dangerous and corrupt business and there is nothing he will not do to stay there. But he is also a proud father. He believes in principles and family honour. He is a complex villain.

Lerato

Shadrack’s daughter. 16 year old, street smart and sassy. Dreams of a better life, glamour and love. Gives everyone a run for their money including her father who has sacrificed everything for her education. Fearless but wanting more from life.

Jackson

A charming, smart and smooth talking businessman. Snake in the grass, willing to do anything for personal profit.

Siphokasi Zungu

The oldest of Mpiyakhe’s wives, is a respected childless matriarch with an irreverent, slightly wicked, sense of humour and a secret smoking habit. Her astute but inexperienced business skills are put to the test when ‘the wives’ get a catering contract on the road construction project.

Jabulani (Jabu) Zungu

Mpiyakhe’s son and Zodwa’s brother. Dissolute, angry young-man, wastrel with a chip on his shoulder and wanna be musician. He is popular with girls, his charm and good looks get him out of trouble.

Thandeka Zungu

Mpiyakhe’s daughter. Well educated, modern city girl. She has been protected by her fathers position and money and is an innocent. She must face an unrequited love and fight for what she believes in. She is filled with a passion for science and discovering the universe, but knows nothing about those living in it.

Iris Zungu

Mercantile, calculating and manipulative ‘city wife’ of Mpiyakhe. Married for money, power and position. She is willing to do almost anything to retain and grow those things. Morally questionable and deeply flawed.

Mkabayi Zungu

Mpiyakhe’s sister. Pugnacious, abrasive, tough talking matriarch of the family in KwaZulu-Natal. Is forced into a more high-profile public and political involvement with the taxi business. Still mourns a lost love and struggles to show her softer side. She learns to lead and find time to listen to the people around her.

Mpiyakhe Zungu

High profile taxi boss. Savvy political player and leader. He has a ‘road to damascus’ moment when his daughter is nearly killed in a taxi shootout. He realizes violence is not a viable alternative and envisions a new peace. As a young man Mpiyakhe was a consummate stick fighter and very popular with women.

 


Tonight on Isibaya

Mpiyakhe is having flashbacks of when he was being mkhovufied.

Episode 193: Condemned

S’bu is devastated by Samson’s complicity. Jackson informs Samson about Mkabayi. Mehl'emamba takes care of Mpiyakhe. Mandelic breaks the news to Mdu.

Episode 194: The Trap

Mkabayi avoids a trap. Mimi and Tony confront Mia Sheng. Shadrack is determined to get Lerato back into school. Mdu and Jabu are worried about Mandelic’s plans.

Episode 195: Entrapment

Mai Sheng arranges the drop off. Iris celebrates. Mpiyakhe is having flashbacks of when he was being mkhovufied.

Episode 196: Covering Tracks

Shadrack, the drivers and Jabu plead their case to the school board. Samson tries to destroy the evidence.
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Ntandane and Skhaleni battle for their room – using muthi. 20:30 on Mzansi Magic

Isibaya at 20h30 Episode 78

The awarding of the tender ripples out into the valley. Jackson’s money troubles surface. Ntandane arrives at the yard with a mysterious package.
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Isibaya

Mkabayi fights for her place in the UTA.

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Samson scrambles to take control of the UTA - Tonight at 20:30

Isibaya at 20h30 - Episode 71

Samson scrambles to take control of the UTA, while Mimi finds evidence placing a woman at the murder scene. Jackson puts his stamp on the house, irking Thandeka. Iris is still keeping a secret from her family.
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Catch episode 54 at 20:30.

Isibaya at 20h30 - Episode 54

Lerato is pressured by Shadrack. The yard is full of gossip about Iris and Jackson. Mkabayi reminds everyone just how tough she is.
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Sparks fly with S'bu and Thandeka - Catch Isibaya tonight at 20:30









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Catch episode 46 at 20:30.

Isibaya at 20h30 - Episode 46

Jabu decides that he is not ready to take over the family business. Buhle is angry at Ntandane for causing S’bu departure from the yard. Mimi finds a key witness in her case against Mandla. Sparks fly when Mkabayi discovers what has been happening in the Joburg yard.


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Catch episode 44 at 20:30.

Isibaya at 20h30 - Episode at 44

The wives are shocked when Jabu suggests making changes to the yard, but surprisingly he Mkabayi supports him. Samson gets closer to uncovering Mandla’s secret. Shadrack makes an unpopular choice. Thandeka experiences a terrifying dream.
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Catch episode 43 tonight at 20:30.

Isibaya at 20h30 - Episode at 43

Iris manipulates Jabu into claiming what’s his, but the wives still see the Jabu they love. Pam enjoys having the house to herself. Mandla lies to his brother and the police. Thandeka tries to explain what’s been spooking her.
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Tonight at 20:30.

Isibaya at 20h30 - Episode at 42

Samson puts pressure on Duma to find the pirates, whilst Mandla desperately tries to cover his tracks. S’bu comes into Skhaleni’s favour. Iris can’t stand being in the valley any longer, Jabu starts to see the possibilities of his inheritance.
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Isibaya: 15 Apr 2014

Mpiyakhe wants the whole truth and nothing less from all his drivers or else…

Interview: Isibaya's Vusi Kunene

We caught up with Vusi Kunene, who plays chief Bhekifa Ntshangase

Isibaya: 08 Apr 2014

Mpiyake is on the verge of finding out the truth about Iris and Jackson.

Isibaya: 04 Apr 2014

Thandeka is anxious about the lobola negotiations.

Interview: Isibaya's Nomzamo Mbatha

We spoke to Nomzamo Mbatha who plays Thandeka Zungu on Isibaya.

Isibaya: 02 Apr 2014

Mkabayi is sceptical about the Ndlovu's intentions. Mandla will do anything to stop the lobola negotiations.

Isibaya: 01 Apr 2014

Iris tells Mpiyakhe how she got tied up in a joint account with Jackson.

Isibaya: 31 Mar 2014

Zungu is regaining his memory.

Isibaya: 26 Mar 2014

Bhekifa is planning to suprise the hitman who's been sent to kill him. Mandla goes ahead with his plan to scare the other WTA members.

Isibaya: 25 Mar 2014

Mandla tries to convince the WTA to make him chairman.

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Isibaya launches in Soweto

See who was at the launch.

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This Week On Isibaya

The wives lay down the law with Thandeka. Mon-Fri, 20:30
Read More

Meet the new characters on Isibaya

Compelling slate of new characters for award-winning Isibaya.
Read More

Isibaya Returns!

Massively popular Isibaya goes full-throttle into soapieland!
Read More

Tonight on Isibaya

Mpiyakhe is having flashbacks of when he was being mkhovufied.
Read More

Isibaya Omnibus

Jabu faces the empty failures in his life. Catch the Omnibus on Sunday at 10:00
Read More

This Week On Isibaya

The Zungu and Ndlovu camps send search parties out to find the uMkhovu.
Read More

Isibaya 100th Episode

Join us as we celebrate Isibaya's 100th episode today.
Read More

Coming Up On Isibaya

Monday to Thursday at 20:30. Click here to find out more.
Read More

Isibaya

Mondays to Thursdays at 20:30. Click Here for the Episode Re-caps
Read More

Isibaya

Mkabayi fights for her place in the UTA.
Read More

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