Hot­ter scenes of Har­vest drama se­ries yet to come

CityPress - - News - SIL­VER SIBIYA sil­ver.sibiya@city­press.co.za

Melo­drama fans may have started watch­ing the grip­ping new e.tv drama se­ries Har­vest, but they haven’t seen any­thing yet. The real drama, with a cap­i­tal D, is still to come.

I was one of the priv­i­leged few to dine with the cast and cre­ators of Har­vest at the up-mar­ket Radis­son Blue Ho­tel in Sand­ton on Thurs­day night, where I got a glimpse of some of the show’s still-to-come high­lights.

The star-stud­ded se­ries fo­cuses on the tri­als and tribu­la­tions of three women who fight for recog­ni­tion amid the high stakes of the il­le­gal busi­ness world. The show takes the premise of strong women in a “man’s world” and a cut-throat il­le­gal busi­ness sec­tor. Who bet­ter, then, to play such roles than Safta win­ner Masasa Mban­geni, tal­ented ac­tress Vatiswa Ndara and the lovely Khanya Mkangisa. Mban­geni plays Celia, the leader of the busi­ness; Ndara plays Cle­men­tine, a busi­ness part­ner and fren­emy to Celia; while Mkangisa takes on the role of Tshep­iso, a young and naive tro­phy wife who knows noth­ing about the il­le­gal busi­ness deal­ings. We caught up with Mban­geni, who was look­ing dash­ing in a metal­lic gold dress. She said it was ex­cit­ing to play a dif­fer­ent role from what she is used to. Many know her from e.tv’s soapie, Scan­dal, as Tem­beka, a ma­nip­u­la­tive woman who al­lows noth­ing to stand in her way. The gor­geous Mkangisa was also there look­ing stun­ning in a sim­ple, off-shoul­der black num­ber. And so were the Har­vest men: Muzi Mtha­bela, Mu­todi Neshehe, Sim­phiwe Mini and Nat Ram­ab­u­lana.

THE LEADER plays Celia Ac­tress Masasa Mban­geni

PHO­TOS: SIL­VER SIBIYA

THE TRO­PHY WIFE plays Tshep­iso Khanya Mkangisa, who

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