‘Jealousy makes you nasty’, as the saying goes, but can it make you murderous? Mzansi Magic’s star-studded new show, premiering on 4 July, explores sibling rivalry gone wrong – and it’s bound to be a Monday night crowd favourite.
Isifiso is about a woman living under her younger sister’s shadow, envying her seemingly-perfect life – but not all is what it seems, as she quickly and tragically learns. The 13-part drama series is produced by Match Point Productions.
The drama’s lead cast is as impressive as its premise: Nelisa Mchunu (Isibaya, Isithembiso); Melusi Yeni (The Wild); Ntando Mncube (The Wife) and Zinhle Mabena (Isibaya). Its supporting cast includes both familiar and fresh faces, such as Duduzile Ngcobo, Bandile Maphalala, award-winning musician Sjava and Nkosinathi Kheswa.
Filled with shocking twists, betrayal and greed, Isifiso is the story of Bazothini (played by Mchunu), a woman who only wants the approval of her mother and those around her, and will stop at almost nothing to get it.
After a tragedy, Bazothini can now live her dream life, but is the grass really greener on the other side? Will Bazothini get her happily ever after? You’ll have to tune in to find out.
Don’t miss the deliciously thrilling Isifiso, Mondays at 20h00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161), premiering on 4 July.