Gogo Dlamini (SAFTA Lifetime Achievement winner Thembi Mtshali-Jones) is a rich matriarch who wishes to reconcile things with her estranged family before she dies. As her family comes to bid her farewell, they uncover the hidden secrets that have torn the family apart. Will the truth bring the Dlamini family closer or break them apart for good?
Executive produced by Quinton Jones and Minnie Dlamini Jones, who also co-wrote the original story, Goodbye Gogo co-stars Gagasi FM’s Hope Mbhele, The Throne star Keke Mphuti, and Uzalo actor Sizwe Khumbuza, among others.
Goodbye Gogo is the feature film directorial debut of SAFTA-nominated actor Neo Ntlatleng (Zone 14) and Alex Hlabangane, who also DoPs.
Goodbye Gogo is streaming first on Showmax.
Thembi Mtshali-Jones as Gogo Dlamini
Gogo Dlamini is the matriarch who estranged her children because she chose her career over motherhood. Realising that it’s too late to be a good mother, she adopts Gugu – her second chance at being a good mother.
Hope Mbhele as Gugu
Gugu is Gogo’s adopted granddaughter. She thinks she is a real Dlamini, daughter of Thuli Dlamini. Gogo shares the story of how Thuli (her missing daughter) left Gugu on her doorstep in the middle of the night with just a note asking Gogo to take care of her. Everyone except for Gugu knows that she is adopted and not a “real” Dlamini.
Sizwe Khumbuza as Themba Dlamini
Themba is Gogo’s spoilt and sterile son. He is also a good husband who desperately wants to be a father and start a family with his wife. However, Themba keeps a dark secret from everyone, but Gogo knows of the secret that is eating him.
Keke Mphuti as Khanyi Ngubane (Nee Dlamini)
Khanyi is Gogo’s unhappy daughter, married to a man by the name of Robert. She couldn’t get her hands on her mother’s money, so she tries to marry into money – but it turns out Robert wasn’t honest about his wealth.
Zinhle Zuma as Nandipha Dlamini
Nandipha is Themba’s attention-craving and pregnant wife who comes from a disadvantage background and gives off gold-digger tendencies. And just like her husband, Nandi has a dark secret she’s keeping from the family.
Nhlakanipho Manqele as Robert Ngubane
Robert is Khanyi’s arrogant and vindictive husband who also has a lot of skeletons in his closet. He is heavily in debt but was initially a successful financial broker and investor – until a series of bad investments. His marriage to Khanyi is hanging by a thread and just like his wife, he desperately needs money.
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