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Thursday, August 7, 2014


(S’Dumo Mtshali)

Former Durban actor S’Dumo Mtshali appears in a new Mzansi Magic homegrown drama series, Saints and Sinners, which takes a look at the mix of crime and love and corruption and freedom that has come in the wake of the birth of democracy in South Africa.

Saints and Sinners, is a 13-part gripping family drama centred on the lives of two very different families, living in the south of Johannesburg. Produced by Penguin Pictures, it stars a top line-up of acting talent, including Nthati Moshesh, Tumisho Masha, Nomphilo Gwala, S’dumo Mtshali, Tshepo Maseko, Warren Masemola, Sibulele Gcilitshana, Yonda Thomas and Siyabonga Radebe.

Inspired by a quote by Nelson Mandela (“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others”) Saints and Sinners focuses on the new struggle faced by South Africans – an inner quest that revolves around economic freedom, issues of identity, the fall of traditional family structures, and lack of cohesion within the nucleus and community at large.

The two families at the heart of Saints and Sinners represent this struggle in such a compelling way that the series is likely to become essential viewing alongside other homegrown Mzansi Magic dramas like Rockville.

Headed by matriarch Mamohato and her two attractive daughters, Phindi and Boni, the Khumalo family lives in the upmarket suburb of Bassonia. The other family is that of hard-working Lulama and Thabang Moloiswa who live in a modest home in Diepkloof with their adored son, 12-year-old Tshepiso.

Saints and Sinners is running on Sundays on Mzansi Magic, channel 161.