Zabalaza changes direction
Mzansi Magic’s landmark soapie takes a dramatic turn into a thrilling new world, after the Morapamas experienced an unforeseen and dramatic rupture that has left the legacy of Joseph “Jazzman” Morapama in tatters.
The family factory – which was at the heart of Zabalaza’s narrative – was destroyed in a fire, setting the scene for a new and compelling story to emerge.
Zabalaza moves into a new storyline, with an exciting new location and a line-up of superb new characters played by some of the country’s top acting talent, among them Zolisa Xaluva (formerly Jason Malinga of Generations) and Rosie Motene (formerly Tshego Motene of Generations).
This new era of Zabalaza sees the show’s characters step into an urban milieu that has all the ingredients of a 21st century soapie – a tangle of sex, drugs, egos, back-stabbing and sometimes lethal ambition.
Now shrugged free of the legacy of the old, a great deal of Zabalaza’s action takes place in the Braamfontein offices of an events management company that has its eyes on making it to the top of a hotly contested industry.
Other new characters in Zabalaza include: Tessa Twala as Lexi Thabane – a PR assistant who rapidly realises that she will never be treated as an equal at Slick Vic Media and so joins a rival company as she journeys to a position of power.
Angela Sithole plays Terry Ramotsetsi, a PR Guru and member of the new generation who finds love in all the wrong places. The list of new cast members is completed by Tango Ncetezo (Lindiwe in A Place Called Home Season 2) who takes on the role of Mapule Pule, a workaholic production manager who must try and reconcile the conflict between the values that she believes in and what is needed to succeed in the hard-bitten event industry.
Don’t miss Zabalaza: A New World on February 26th – simulcast on Mzansi Magic & Mzansi Wethu at 9PM.