The show airs weeknights on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:30, and every episode is fully packed with drama that will keep you at the edge of your seat.
Here are five things you didn’t know about Zikhona, who plays Asanda.
Zikhona was born in Humansdorp, and raised in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. She was active and involved from a young age.
She matriculated from Riebeek College Girl’s High School, and she completed a Diploma in Media Studies and Journalism at Boston Media House.
Zikhona’s on-screen debut was a recurring role as Ziyanda on the SABC1 drama series Mfolozi Street, starting in July 2014. She reprised the role in Season 2 in 2016.
She also played the lead role in an episode of the e.tv drama anthology series eKasi: Our Stories, entitled Thula Thula. In that same year, she guest-starred in the fourth season of the e.tv drama series Umlilo.
Her breakthrough came from Mzansi Magic’s first teen drama, Is’thunzi, which explored the complexities that teenagers from all walks of life face, and the choices they are forced to make on their journey to adulthood. Leading a group of girls who refer to themselves as “ninjas”, the young wife Londi defies her in-laws by returning to school to get her matric certificate.
Isi’thunzi gave Zikhona a big break and a notable nomination for the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series SAFTA in 2019.
Zikhona starred alongside the Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker in the movie The Forgiven, based on Archbishop Tutu’s role as chairman of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.