Kaunda Selisho

By Kaunda Selisho

Journalist


Nikiwe on etv: Meet the cast 

In Nikiwe, viewers will meet the show’s hood-rich clan headed by Themba “Bhungane” Radebe, played by Muzi Mthabela. 


Since free-to-air broadcast channel etv first announced their new daily local drama, Nikiwe, viewers have been wondering just who else will be joining Lungelo Mpangase on the cast. 

Today, the channel confirmed exactly which actors are part of the show’s stellar ensemble cast.

Meet the cast

The new daily local drama follows the lives of the Radebe family based in Diepkloof Extension. 

In Nikiwe, viewers will meet the show’s hood-rich clan headed by Themba “Bhungane” Radebe, played by Muzi Mthabela. 

“This headstrong businessman is gunning to be the biggest entrepreneur in Soweto.” 

Themba is married to Mirriam Radebe, played by Zandi Nhlapo, and together they have three children named Nikiwe, Menzi and Mandisa.

Zandi Nhlapo
Zandi Nhlapo who plays Mirriam Radebe on etv’s ‘Nikiwe’ | Picture: Supplied / etv

Nikiwe Radebe – played by Lungelo Mpangase –  is the firstborn and heir to the family empire. She’s a socialite at heart, with pure intentions. 

“But Nikiwe loses it all after a tragic incident strikes the Radebe home. Menzi Radebe, played by Craig Nobela, is Nikiwe’s brother while Mandisa, played by Silindokuhle Tshabalala, is the youngest sibling in the family.”

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In comes MaSibisi, played by Clementine Mosimane, who is Themba’s mother and she cooks up a storm in our world.

Clementine Mosimane
MaSibisi played by Clementine Mosimane | Picture: Supplied / etv

“We pick up her story as she gets released from prison with her friend Mimmie Cooper, played by Lorcia Cooper. And, we soon learn that she served 15 years to take the rap for a crime that her son committed.”

Lorcia Cooper
Nikiwe’s Mimmie Cooper, played by Lorcia Cooper | Picture: Supplied / etv

More characters

Uncle Skeitla, played by Kenneth Nkosi, is Mirriam’s brother and Nikiwe’s uncle. Based in Orlando Soweto, he’s a hustler at heart.

Dimakatso Sikhosana, played by Liopelo Maphate, is Uncle Skeitla’s wife – always loving, caring and supportive.

Warona Sikhosana, played by Lehlohonolo Moloi, is Skeitla and Dimakatso’s only daughter and their pride and joy.

Mazibuko, played by Israel Zulu, is a ruthless tenderpreneur and Bhungane’s biggest competition.

Israel Zulu
Nikiwe: Mazibuko played by Israel Zulu is a ruthless tenderpreneur and Bhungane’s biggest competition | Picture: Supplied / etv

Lulu Ngebulana, played by Soso Rungqu, is Bhungane’s ex-wife and mother to his first-born son, whom no one knew about.

Ntsika Ngebulana, played by Akhona Ndlovu, is Lulu and Bhungane’s son, and he wants his stake in the family riches.

MaDlamini, played by Neo Iman Mothae, is Bhungane’s sangoma and secret lover.

Nikiwe premieres on the 17th of April at 6.30PM sharp on etv.

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