Monday, July 2, 2018

Mzansi Magic's new drama series, The Herd, with Sello Maake ka Ncube, looking at life's sacrifices with a supernatural twist.

M-Net's Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) channel is adding a new 13-episode drama series, The Herd, starting on Sunday 8 July at 20:00 that will revolve around a man sacrificing his soul for love and a better future with a supernatural twist.

The Herd, produced by Seriti Films, will follow Bhekisizwe Mthethwa (Sello Maake Ka Ncube) who was fired 28 years ago from his job at a butchery due to his leg injury and who then went to consult a witch, MaMngadi (Winnie Ntshaba) who promised him a bright future in return for a great sacrifice as a desperate Bheki tries to provide for his wife and baby.

In the present Bheki is married to MaMngadi with three more children, Muzi (Sparky Xulu), Nkosana (Paballo Mavundla) and Dumazile (Cindy Mahlangu) with Bheki who has to choose the successor to his cattle business that leads to sibling rivalry.

"Sacrifice is at the heart of many human stories, particularly when looking at the family structure. It’s the man’s responsibility to take care of his loved ones and sometimes the pressure of supporting the family can drive a man to the edges of darkness, says Reneilwe Sema, M-Net director of local entertainment channels. "The Herd is essentially about that: the sacrifices we make for love."

Also part of The Herd cast are Zethu Dhlomo playing the tough and gifted gunslinger, Lwandle; Sihle Ndaba as Bheki’s golden child, Kayise; Tiisetso Thoka as the Mthethwa’s leading herdsman, Dingane; and Peter Mashigo as the troubled alcoholic, Magubane.