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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Isibaya Review: Keep your enemies closer

The phrase "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" summarizes this week perfectly.
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Isibaya Preview: 14 - 18 July, 2014

Everything you need to get excited about the week ahead.
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Isibaya Review: People must die!

A week of excitement, drama and cringe-worthy moments.
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Things heating up between Zweli and Sihle.
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Isibaya Preview: 30 June – 4 July

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Isibaya Review: A week of firsts

Sihle and Zweli, Josie and Shad, Mpiyakhe and Qondi, it all happened this week.
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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.

 


Isibaya Preview: 21 – 25 July, 2014


The week that was and what a week! Mgijimi was back, much to Sunday's delight. There was definitely something brewing between Bhefika and Sihle, what that is, remains to be seen. Will Josie finally get to stretch those vocal chords for the community? And there's much to watch in the Iris camp this week. This is not a week to miss...

Monday, 21 July 2014
Power within


The thief at the lodge is identified after another item goes missing. Mehl’emamba goes to the valley in search for the vial.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Pleading for innocence


While Sihle pleads her innocence, Bhekifa broods about his decision. Mandla asks Bhekifa for a favour. Zweli makes a new deal. The thief is revealed.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
A deadly spell to be released


Zweli finds out about Sihle. Mpiyakhe tells Qondi the truth. Sunday gives the guard muthi. Iris considers a new plan for the baby.

Thursday, 24 July 2014
A new vision


Mpiyakhe and Shadrack have a vision for the taxi business. Zweli makes a discovery. Mbodla finds proof that could rattle Iris’ cage. Sunday gets his cellphone. The wives have to be persuaded about their trip to Jo’burg.

Friday, 25 July 2014
Dirty Money


Bhekifa confronts Iris with evidence. S'khaleni and Ntandane count their money. Mandla keeps boasting about being in power. Josie needs more taxi research.


Stay tuned to Isibaya on Mzansi Magic every weekday at 20:30. Catch repeat episodes the following day at 09:30 and 12:30 and on the Sunday omnibus from 10:00. We are also on Twitter and Facebook so join the online community for exclusive interviews and all the latest updates.
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Isibaya Preview: 14 - 18 July, 2014

Everything you need to get excited about the week ahead.

The pressure is on and Mpiyakhe is battling to rid himself of Mgijimi. Fezile was hurt to find out that he was the one who attacked him but instead of plotting revenge, Fezile simply surrendered himself to Mpiyakhe and insisted that he would do anything for him.

This week, we'd like to see how far Qondi's snobbish behaviour goes and if Zweli will continue with his flirty ways. It will be exciting to see the return of Sunday this week.

This is what the week has in store for you:

Monday, 14 July
Surprise rescue


A surprise visitor comes to help Mpiyakhe. Zweli and Zanele share their feelings. Mandla shares his business plan with chief Bhekifa. Lerato questions Josie’s plan for a concert.

Tuesday, 15 July
The Cleansing


Mpiyakhe undergoes a cleansing with Gog’Mkhithi. Qondi is back from the valley. Josie puts on a show. Mkabayi and Fezile visit Sunday. There is hostility between Bhekifa and Mbodla.

Wednesday, 16 July
A Tough Decision


Josie fights with Shadrack. Sunday gets an unexpected visitor. Zweli confronts Zanele about the mysterious man who’s been hanging around her.

Thursday, 17 July
Wounds opened up


Sunday's guest leaves things in a bad note. Lerato forces her parents to speak. Zweli hears more ominous news about his father. S’khaleni and Ntandane are in for a big surprise from Pam.

Friday 18 July
A rat between the mice


The Zungus come up with a new plan after the failed visit with Sunday. Zanele has a new business plan. The mystery of theft at the lodge deepens.

Stay tuned to Isibaya on Mzansi Magic every weekday at 20:30. Catch repeat episodes the following day at 09:30 and 12:30 and on the Sunday omnibus from 10:00. We are also on Twitter and Facebook so join the online community for exclusive interviews and all the latest updates.
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Isibaya Preview: 7 July – 11 July


Last week Zweli made an incredibly brave decision and told Bhefika that he wasn't going anywhere; he was very direct about his feelings towards Sihle. Bhefika digested the information and conceded that Zweli was now a grown man, he could advise him but could not tell him what to do or how to live his life.

S'khaleni and Ntandane were blackmailed by Pam; she demanded a 30 percent cut of the profits if they expected her not to rat on their dodgy dealings, that woman knows how to strategise!

As for Sengwayo, after admitting to Mehlemamba that he was responsible for Godfrey's attack, it remains to be seen what his next move will be.

Qondi was sent away to join the wives; of course they were somewhat cagey when she arrived and without directly saying as much, they didn't want her to get too comfortable in her role as Fezile's fiancé.

Of course there was that awkward moment when Lerato walked into a private moment between Shadrack and Josie, will she start getting used to her parents being back together?

This is what we can look forward to this week:

Monday, 7 July
Episode 289: Complications


The police visit Mpiyakhe. Zweli and Sihle’s relationship gets complicated. S’khaleni and Ntandane try to solve their problems.


Tuesday, 8 July
Episode 290: Trouble in paradise


Sihle is furious when she realizes what Zweli has done. Iris is upset that the elders are forcing Bhekifa to find a wife. S’khaleni’s problems are not over yet.

Wednesday, 9 July
Episode 291: Unexpected help


Mpiyakhe thinks an arrest is pending. Lerato and Josie fight. Pam agrees to help S’khaleni and Ntandane. Sihle helps chief Bhekifa to solve a problem.

Thursday, 10 July
Episode 292: Insecurities


Mkabayi comes to Jo’burg to find out what is happening with her brother. Zweli tries to cope without Sihle. Iris is insecure about Bhekifa.

Friday, 11 July
Episode 293: A sibling's quarrel


War breaks out between Mpiyakhe and Mkabayi when Mpiyakhe learns what Fezile is about to do. The drivers like Josie’s singing, which makes her decide to hold a concert for the yard.

Stay tuned to Isibaya on Mzansi Magic every weekday at 20:30. Catch repeat episodes the following day at 09:30 and 12:30 and on the Sunday omnibus from 10:00. We are also on Twitter and Facebook so join the online community for exclusive interviews and all the latest updates.

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Isibaya Preview: 30 June – 4 July

Things are getting heated up in Mzansi’s favourite soapie.

Things are getting heated up in Mzansi’s favourite soapie. Last week saw what might be the start of a beautiful relationship between the gorgeous Sihle and hunky Zweli. Mpiyakhe and Qondi continue to have awkward moments after what nearly happened between them.

Iris is cozying up to the chief who seems to have a grudge against Mpiyakhe and who better to partner up with than his estranged wife?

The question still remains, could Iris be carrying Mpiyakhe Zungu’s baby?

Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect from Isibaya this week:

Monday, 30 June
Episode 284, A Brutal Attack

Mpiyakhe’s return leads to problems in the Zungu household. Pam overhears a secret. Fezile is the victim of a brutal attack.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Episode 285, The shocking truth

Mpiyakhe is horrified as the truth about Fezile’s attack dawns on him. Pam finds S’khaleni and Ntandane’s stash. Zweli and Sihle draw closer together.

We’ve seen these two get closer together and we think they make a beautiful couple. Don’t you agree?


Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Episode 286, Sabotage to your own blood

Fezile and Mpiyakhe agree to send Qondi away. Bhekifa tries to keep Zweli away from Iris. Something occurs that changes Zweli and Sihle’s relationship for good.

Thursday, 3 July 2014
Episode 287, A sad goodbye

Qondi goes down to KZN without saying goodbye to Mpiyakhe. Mehl’emamba offers his help investigate Godfrey’s assault. Things hot up at the lodge between Zweli and Sihle. Pam has a big surprise for S’khaleni.

Ah, don’t you just love Pam and S’khaleni? Remember when he told her all about the life he is dreaming of for them? Watch this:


Friday, 4 July 2014
Episode 288, Caught in the act

Mpiyakhe’s visit to see Godfrey in hospital doesn’t go as planned. Bhekifa plots against Zweli and Sihle. Ntandane and S’khaleni run into issues when they try to move their stash.

Stay tuned to Isibaya on Mzansi Magic every weekday at 20:30. Catch repeat episodes the following day at 09:30 and 12:30 and on the Sunday omnibus from 10:00. We are also on Twitter and Facebook so join the online community for exclusive interviews and all the latest updates.
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Isibaya Preview: 23 - 27 June, 2014

An unlikely union could be born. Can Mpiyakhe shelter his feelings?

So the hilarious Mandla aka Bafo is back and to say he's calling the shots at the Ndlovu compound would be downplaying his overzealous, energetic leadership.

The guy simply has everyone wrapped around his little finger, that's if there's anything little about it. Ukuphapha uMandla - We were never ready! As for KaMajola, she's been placed in a little corner and Bongani can't help smiling from ear to ear as his chief has returned.

Mhmmm, so the wives will not tire on their search and have even cast their net wider to the Internet. The way Mpiyakhe laughed when he heard the news.

If your Tweets are anything to go by, then Siphokazi and Phumelele are every man's dream. What they don't know though, is that they may have planted a seed on their husband. Did you see how the two stared into each others' eyes on Friday? Wemadoda! Kuzof'inja iyolahlwa stru.

For a complete review of last week, CLICK HERE.

It's a brand new week and the drama never ends on Isibaya. Let's take a look at what we can look forward to this wee:

Monday, 23 June
Episode 279: Signs of Affection


An unlikely union could be born. Can Mpiyakhe shelter his feelings? Lerato declines an invitation. Mkabayi tells Mpiyakhe about Mandla’s business venture.



Tuesday, 24 June
Episode 280: New Enemies


Qondi tries to get closer to Fezile. Iris schemes to get Mpiyakhe to the lodge. The chief and MEC plot against Mpiyakhe.

Vusi Kunene aka Bhekifa and others say it's not easy playing the bad guy



Wednesday, 25 June
Episode 281: Confrontations


Iris is confronted and takes her frustrations out on an unsuspecting victim. S’khaleni and Ntandane attempt to move their merchandise to another place.

Thursday, 26 June
Episode 282: A Dream Lost


Mpiyakhe’s announcement backfires. Zweli tries to apologise to Sihle.

Friday, 27 June
Episode 283: New Romance


Zweli makes a move on Sihle. Bhekifa consolidates his position while Mpiyakhe is haunted by his past.

Here's a little something you probably didn't know about the Isibaya cast:




Stay tuned to Isibaya on Mzansi Magic every weekday at 20:30. Catch repeat episodes the following day at 09:30 and 12:30 and on the Sunday omnibus from 10:00. We are also on Twitter and Facebook so join the online community for exclusive interviews and all the latest updates.
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Isibaya Preview: 16 - 20 June, 2014

Here is a sneak peak at what’s coming your way this week on Mzansi’s favourite soapie.

Last week, S’khaleni found himself in quite a sticky situation with Ngwebedla demanding his money and the police arresting Skroof. Meanwhile, back in Bhubesini, Phumelele and Siphokazi, were on a mission to find Mpiyakhe a new wife to take care of him in the city.

The MEC’s visit to Mpiyakhe’s house ended on a terrible note when his financial advisor, Godfrey, tried o force himself on the beautiful Qondi. He was later attacked and is still in hospital fighting for his life. Question is, who attacked him? Could it have been Mgijimi?



Here is a sneak peak at what’s coming your way this week on Mzansi’s favourite soapie.

Monday, 16 June
Playing With The Devil

Mandla blames Bhekifa for the problems he is facing. Mehl’mamba gets reassurance from the guard. The wives struggle with the Internet. After last week’s dismal interviews, we’re wondering if they will ever find Mpiyakhe a new wife. How will they convince him to take on a new bride when they do eventually find her?



Tuesday, 17 June
In Need of a Mother’s Love

S’khaleni and Ntandane make a plan to transport the merchandise. Lerato makes Josie reconsider her decision. Bhekifa shares his plan with Zweli. Bhekifa is a man on a mission. Do you think he will ever find the answers to all his questions?

Wednesday, 18 June 2014
An Undeniable Offer

Mehl’mamba is suspicious of S’khaleni and Ntandane. Mkabayi leaves for Jo’burg. The wives ask for Mdu’s help. Bhekifa makes an offer to Mandla he can’t refuse. This sound likes trouble. What could Mandla and Bhekifa be up to?

Thursday, 19 June
Caught Red-Handed


Mkabayi tries to warn Shadrack. Lerato encourages Josie to make a move. Bhekifa gives Mandla the go ahead.


Friday, 20 June
The Return of the Ndlovu Taxis

Mkabayi does not interfere in what the wives are doing. A vicious fight breaks out. Fezile shares his concerns about the night Godfrey was attacked. Is Mandla returning to the taxi business?


Last week Samson told Bhekifa that if he wanted his help, he would have to return the Ndlovu taxis and ensure he is back on the road working. Do you think the chief will give in to these demands?



Stay tuned to Isibaya on Mzansi Magic every weekday at 20:30. Catch repeat episodes the following day at 09:30 and 12:30 and on the Sunday omnibus from 10:00. We are also on Twitter and Facebook so join the online community for exclusive interviews and all the latest updates.
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Isibaya Preview: 09 - 13 June, 2014

Fezile witnesses a moment that could break his heart. Check out what's happening this week on Isibaya.

Last week saw Mpiyakhe battling to get rid of Mgijimi but with Mehlemamba by his side, it would seem he might just have his mkhovu self under control. What about S'khaleni and his dodgy dealings? It looks like Pam will not be enjoying those night outs again any time soon.

So much is happening up at Bhubesini and down in Joburg with Josie and Ma Mnisi 'fighting' for Shadrack and Lerato's attention on the one hand and Mpiyakhe's wives hustling for a way around pinning their husband down. Check out what Isibaya fans had to say about last week's episodes.

This is what we can look forward to this week:

Monday, 9 June

Episode 269: Back Against The Wall

Shadrack is aware of the closeness between Mpiyakhe and Mehlemamba. Pam turns her back from an old friend. S’khaleni tells Ntandane the truth, will he get help?

Tuesday, 10 June

Episode 270: Unjust Behavior

The wives continue with their mission. S’khaleni asks for more time from Ngwebedla. The MEC arrives at Mpiyakhe’s house for a meeting with a colleague.

Wednesday, 11 June

Episode 271: Growing Concerns

Fezile witnesses a moment that could break his heart. Ntandane offers S’khaleni a way out of a sticky situation. A visit to the prison raises a lot of questions.

Thursday, 12 June

Episode 272: A Message From The Devil

Ntandane gets an unexpected call from Ndwebedla. The wives’ mission is on track. Zweli arrives at the lodge with his big plans. Mandla gets a frightening message, who could be after him?

Friday, 13 June

Episode 273: A Brotherly Encounter

Shadrack is concerned about how close Lerato and Josie are. The wives turn to the internet for help in their mission. Fezile notices something different about Qondi.

Stay tuned to Isibaya on Mzansi Magic every weekday at 20:30. Catch repeat episodes the following day at 09:30 and 12:30 and on the Sunday omnibus from 10:00. We are also on Twitter and Facebook so join the online community for exclusive interviews and all the latest updates.

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Isibaya Highlights

Iris comes up with a plan that might relieve her.

Episode 259 Monday 26 May 2014

Dirty Dealings

S’khaleni is late for work because of his dealings. Iris comes up with a plan that might relieve her. Ntandane is suspicious of S’khaleni. Lerato questions Mehl’mamba about Mpiyakhe’s strange behavior.

Episode 260 Tuesday 27 May 2014

An unexpected visitor

Josie stays the night at the Kgogong house. The wives encourage Qondi to look after Mpiyakhe. Shadrack questions Josie about the passed. Mehlemamba keeps an eye on Mpiyakhe’s behavior.

Episode 261 Wednesday  28 May 2014

Open avenues for affection

Qondi shuts Pam down when she employs authority. Mehl’mamba agrees to watch over Mpiyakhe. Pam and Iris wonder why Bhekifa shows interest in Iris’ affairs . Things are not going well in S’khaleni’s business.

Episode  262, Thursday 29 May 2014

Pampering

Shadrack keeps a secret from Fezile, while he wants to tighten up security. Mehlemamba is relieved of his guarding duties. Sihle discovers Iris’ secret about her trip to Durban.

Episode 263, Friday 30 May 2014

Searching

S’khaleni gets a payout from shortie.  A leg of lamb has been eaten by someone in the yard. Lerato teaches Josie about motherhood. Mehlemamba asks for permission to look after Mpiyakhe and the dark side of Mgijimi takes over.
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Isibaya Omnibus

This Sunday at 10:00 on Mzansi Magic

Episode 249 Monday 12 May 2014
Dirty dealings

Zweli makes a promise to Keisha. Will things ever get better between Mpiyakhe and Jabu? Iris has a tough lifestyle ahead of her and Zanele is there to show her the ropes. Bhekifa captures Chitja.

Episode 250 Tuesday 13 May 2014
Father and son bond

Bhekifa rewards Zweli for a job well done and S’khaleni get a fine from Shadrack. Blade tries to get information from Sihle. Jabu introduces his son. Bhekifa is about to deal with Mbuyazi.

Episode 251 Wednesday 14 May 2014
All that glitter is not gold

It’s Jabu and Mpiyakhes interview debut and the whole family is excited. Will everything go as planned? Zanele puts Iris in the deep end.

Episode 252 Thursday 15 May 2014
A Father’s Forgiveness

Bhekifa remembers Mbuyazi from his past. Hard times take a toll on Iris. Bhekifa and Mbuyazi make a deal. The people in the yard convince Mpiyakhe to keep his family together.

Episode 253 Friday 16 May 2014
A new kingdom

Bhekifa and Zweli talk about Iris. Iris’ worries grow day by day. Bhekifa could be an answer to Iris’ gloomy life. Duma rejects an offer from Samson. Blade has a mission for Mbodla.
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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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Isibaya: Who attacked Ntandane?

Ntandane is attacked as he takes a walk.

Isibaya Highlight: 25 July 2014

Ntandane’s wise words for S'khaleni fall on deaf ears.

Isibaya: Qondi blushes

Qondi blushes like a school-girl when Josie tells her what a good man Mpiyakhe is.

Isibaya Excusive: Who has the best fashion sense?

According to Jessica (Qondi) and Andile (Zweli), it's hard to tell until everyone is out of character.

Isibaya Highlight: 24 July 2014

Siphokazi and Phumelele aren’t buying MaNcwane’s story of Mpiyakhe’s flu. They are convinced they must go to Joburg to see for themselves.

Isibaya: Nkabinde proves his power

Nkabinde’s muti worked and the guard now knows just how powerful he is.

Isibaya: Mpiyakhe comes clean with Qondi

Qondi is concerned about Mpiyakhe when he confides in her about Mgijimi's attack on Fezile.

Isibaya Excusive: Wardrobe Malfunction

The cast share some of their wardrobe issues with us.

Isibaya Highlight: 22 July 2014

Iris reveals a chest of treasures hidden in a dark room.

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Isibaya gallery

Check out some of the exclusive pictures.

Isibaya launches in Soweto

See who was at the launch.

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Isibaya Review: Keep your enemies closer

The phrase "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" summarizes this week perfectly.
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Isibaya Preview: 14 - 18 July, 2014

Everything you need to get excited about the week ahead.
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Isibaya Review: People must die!

A week of excitement, drama and cringe-worthy moments.
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Isibaya Review: That Zweli/Sihle kind of love

Things heating up between Zweli and Sihle.
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Isibaya Preview: 30 June – 4 July

Things are getting heated up in Mzansi’s favourite soapie.
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Isibaya Review: A week of firsts

Sihle and Zweli, Josie and Shad, Mpiyakhe and Qondi, it all happened this week.
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