Sthandiwe Kgoroge returns to our screens in new telenovela, ‘Lithapo’
'Lithapo' debuts on SABC 2, Mondays to Wednesdays starting on January 13 at 9.30pm.
A new telenovela, Lithapo (ties that bind), will see legendary actor Sthandiwe Kgoroge returning to our screens after a long hiatus.
The show opens with young Nolo who decides to leave his rural birthplace, QwaQwa, to find the father he never knew following his mother’s sudden death.
He eventually finds his father and settles in Alex and gets caught up in the “dog-eat-dog” world filled with protests and despair.
We also get introduced to the Hlongwane family in Sandton, whose destiny is intertwined with that of Nolo’s. A love triangle develops when he falls in love with Pabi, a young woman who gets involved with the head of the Hlongwane family. When he finds out that everything he believes about his life is a lie, Nolo must choose between father and mother, loyalty and love, good and evil.
The telenovela boasts industry greats such as Joyce Skefu, Seputla Sebogodi, Mangaliso Ngema, and Israel Zulu.
Producer Siphiwe Hlabangane said: “Telling a Sesotho story in a saturated telenovela market, we chose to tackle issues around class, sexuality, land and race head-on in the hopes that audiences would find the issues relevant, and the show entertaining, especially across the magnificent backdrop that is QwaQwa. From the very beginning of the writing process, we knew that something special was brewing, and that this project would task us with the responsibility of enthralling, amusing, educating and entertaining our audience, all of which the script delivered. We, however, could not have anticipated the extent to which the cast would surpass on these deliverables.”
Lithapo debuts on SABC 2, Mondays to Wednesdays starting on January 13 at 9.30pm.