It is unclear if Patrick Mofokeng who plays the role of Mlungisi on Scandal will exit the soapie permanently for his new role; however there have been speculations that Liteboho Molise who plays Tebogo Mukwevho might be leaving Muvhango.
The new novella which is produced by Stained Glass TV premiere on DSTV’s 1Magic on channel 103 from the 22nd of March at 7:20 pm, Monday to Thursday. Stained Glass TV have produced shows Uzalo, which the most watched show in the country. They have also produced shows such as eHostela, Durban Gen and Ifalakhe.
Stained Glass TV’s Zodwa Zuma gave a description of the show in a statement:
Through this telenovela, we wanted to tell a story that reveals the lived experiences of most South Africans. The themes of this telenovela will include family drama, love, betrayal, scandalous affairs and crime. The last thing that everybody wants is for Mandla to regain his memory. Will Mandla remember what happened to him on the day of his memory loss?”Patrick Mofokeng is a businessman called Mandla who returns to reclaim his life after 10 years of being declared dead. Mandla will end up living another life as a poverty-stricken farm worker after suffering a decade-long memory loss.
This is what Nomsa Philiso, the Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net said about the show:This story has the hallmarks of a hit telenovela series with twists and turns that will explore the concept of family, blended family drama, high stakes, the dark underworld of crime and suspense that will keep viewers engaged with every episode.
We have observed that our valued 1Magic viewers have become accustomed to juicy storylines and exceptional talent. Therefore, we are excited that these two elements meet political power and crime in what looks set to be a thriller.
After witnessing a murder by a prominent politician – Joburg mayor Robert Nondumo (Luzuko Nkqeto), monied ‘tenderpreneur’ Mandla Cele (Patrick Mofokeng) goes on the run before surviving a murder attempt, which led to his memory loss.
After being discovered by Seipati Moeketsi (Liteboho Molise), a farmworker and her two children, along a riverbank, Mandla starts a new life with them as Themba. Mandla weds Seipati and lives a content life in the farm, until 10 years later when an incident leads to him getting flashbacks of who he really is; Mandla Cele”