Picture this: a woman manages to escape from her lowly, humble township roots and makes it big as a hotshot Sandton socialite. But then, a series of events leads it all to come crashing down around her and suddenly she’s back where she started, in the hustle and bustle of Alexandra township which, although just down the road from her previous life, feels like a million miles away. More than that, she finds herself at the heart of its underworld. There are so many reasons to watch this captivating new show, but here are just a few.
1. Katlego Danke plays the role of Thathi
Thati is a spoilt young woman with plenty of small skeletons in her closet. It’s Katlego’s first role since leaving Isidingo, and the seasoned actress is sure to enthral us with her talent, as she always does.
2. There’s a female crime boss
Connie Chiume plays Mam’Sonto, a woman who appears to be a loving grandmother on the outside – but underneath has a heart of steel. She pulls the strings in this community and doesn’t let anyone forget it.
3. Expect a complicated love story
What would any telenovela be without a bit of romance? Gomora delivers in spades. We don’t want to give too much away, but let’s say that Thathi finds herself reunited with an old flame whose heart she broke – and although he’s moved on with his life, there might still be something there.
4. There’s plenty of action, scandal and secrets
You’ll be holding your breath from the very first episode as things take a dire turn. And the twists and turns don’t stop there. Just when you think you know something, you’ll discover you knew nothing at all.
5. It all takes place in Alexandra
The beloved Johannesburg Kasi is where most of the story unfolds (when it isn’t focused on nearby Sandton) and it’s an insight into the love and care of a community, despite the tough, frightening environment they might have to deal with on many an occasion.
6. Meet the entire cast
Here’s a sneak peak of the characters you’ll come to know and love on Mzansi Magic’s new telenovela.
7. More reasons to watch Gomora
The cast members were even kind enough to let us in on their reasons to stay tuned to Gomora all week. Here’s what they had to say.
Don’t miss the dramatic fate of two unraveling families in Gomora.