7 October 2022
When a woman’s beloved husband and father-in-law are murdered, she is culturally obligated to marry her brother-in-law – but what happens if he also wants her dead?
That’s the premise of Isibopho, the exciting and intriguing drama series led by award-winning actress Zethu Dlomo.
Zethu Dlomo, known for portraying a feisty character in the US historical adventure series Black Sails, stars alongside a strong cast: the celebrated Slindile Nodangala (Lockdown, The Queen); Sicelo Dlamini (Isithembiso); the award-winning icon Jerry Mofokeng (The Girl from St Agnes, Tsotsi); actor and musician Lerato Makhetha; and actress and producer Dineo Lusenga.
Driven by distorted family dynamics caused by greed and obsession with money, Isibopho tells the story of Thandi Ndlovu (Dlomo), a young widow left with the Ndlovu family inheritance – but her life is in danger, with her new husband and former brother-in-law Sgoloza (Dlamini) and his mother, Onica (Nodangala), the classic matriarch who will do anything and sacrifice anyone for what she believes belongs to her family, putting a target on her bak .
While the concept of the family at war is at the heart of Isibopho, the show also takes us into the murky and dangerous worlds of fafi/mochina (a form of gambling based on dream interpretation) and rhino horn smuggling.
Binge the 13-part drama series now on Showmax.