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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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: 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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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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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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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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Isibaya

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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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.

Isibaya Highlight:

Sihle is evicted from Bhekifa's residence.

Isibaya: A nasty surprise for Nkabinde

Prison warder turns against Nkabinde

Isibaya Exclusive: My favourite outfit was...

The Isibaya cast tell us about their favourite or most memorable piece from the Isibaya wardrobe.

Isibaya Highlight: 18 July 2014

Samson is elated to hear that Mgijimi is still alive.

Isibaya: The dagga business

Skhaleni, Pam and Ntandane are all in on the weed trade.

Isibaya: Highlight 17 July 2014

Pam tells S’khaleni and Ntandane to man up and just sell the last bag of Ngwebedla’s weed.

Isibaya: Mgijimi awakens

Mgijimi awakens when an angry Mpiyakhe confronts Sunday in prison.

Isibaya: Highlight 16 July 2014

There’s trouble in paradise! Josie and Shadrack’s newly revived love hits a very rocky patch.

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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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