Meet the Zulu Brothers of ‘The Wife’

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Showmax has introduced that the TV adaptation of Dudu Busani-Dube’s in style ebook collection, “Hlomu: The Wife”, will hit the streaming web site on November 11.

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The streaming service launched new info about the present, together with the extremely anticipated solid announcement of who would play the fan-favourite Zulu brothers.

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“Hlomu: The Wife” is a romantic dramedy about a journalist who meets a taxi driver, falls in love and so they rapidly get married. But she doesn’t realise that he’s not only a driver – he co-owns a taxi empire together with his brothers and they’re secretly rich.

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But she additionally quickly realises that as a way to be in the household, she has to show a blind eye to a many issues the brothers must do to remain forward in the taxi business.

Themed after every brother’s spouse or lover, the books comply with the lives of the eight Zulu brothers, a formidable crime household, by the eyes of the wives they marry.

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The ebook collection has turn into a cult basic, with follow-up books being rapidly devoured by followers, and made Busani-Dube one of the most profitable self-published authors in the nation.

The adaptation comes after years of followers asking the writer to promote the rights to a manufacturing firm and produce a stay motion collection or film. Finally it occurred, as Showmax stepped up.

Showmax commissioned three seasons of 40 episodes every, impressed by Dudu’s books “Hlomu: the Wife”, “Zandile the Resolute”, and “Naledi His Love” respectively.

When the news was introduced of a “The Wife” telenovela based mostly on theHlomu: the Wife” ebook, followers instantly took to social media to supply their casting solutions for the lead roles of Hlomu and Mqhele.

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Dudu Busani-Dube with the Zulu brothers from “The Wife”. Picture: Showmax

Now Showmax has confirmed that Mqhele can be performed by Bonko Khoza, who burst on to the performing scene as Jabz in the multi-award-winning 2015 film directed by Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, “Necktie Youth”, and has since appeared in the likes of “Professionals” and the Emmy-nominated “Roots”.

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The different actors who bagged roles in the collection as the beloved Zulu Brothers are Kwenzo Ngcobo as Qhawe; Sipho Ndlovu as Sambulo; Safta winner Abdul Khoza as Nqoba; Mondli Makhoba as Nkosana; Safta nominee Thulane Nkululeko Shange as Mqoqi; Ishmauel Songo as Mpande; and Swelihle Luthuli (eHostela) as Ntsika.

“The Wife” is being produced by Stained Glass, who’ve created Safta-winning reveals like “eHostela” and “Ifalakhe” in addition to “Durban Gen” and “Uzalo”, South Africa’s most-watched cleaning soap opera.

“The Showmax collection expands on the world created in the novel,” says Busani-Dube in an announcement.

“For followers of ’Hlomu: the Wife’, who know all the scenes and the strains, be ready for brand spanking new experiences and surprises on display screen.”

The first three episodes of “The Wife” from 11 November 2021, with three new episodes added each Thursday.

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