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Who’s who on The Road and what can we ex­pect on­screen?

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The Road

Mon-Thu (from 31 Au­gust) Mzansi Magic 19:30

Time trav­ellers get ready! Things are get­ting in­tense on The Road (2015cur­rent) as we ex­plore Themba’s (Neo Nt­latleng) world in Sophi­a­town dur­ing the ’50s and Zwe­lakhe’s (Luthuli Dlamini) chal­lenges in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try in present-day Joburg. While they en­counter in­ter­est­ing char­ac­ters on their jour­neys, some of the cast play dual roles – in both the past and present. To make sure that you don’t miss a thing, here’s our guide to some of the main char­ac­ters you can ex­pect to en­counter in the te­len­ov­ela. Stella Phiri (Gail Ma­bal­ane) The singer is an in­de­pen­dent woman but she’s trou­bled af­ter wit­ness­ing her brother kill their fa­ther. Bog­art (Kabelo Ma­bal­ane) His real name is Humphrey but he changed it af­ter he joined the Ger­man Gang. He’s also good at “read­ing” peo­ple. Zwe­lakhe Ma­sondo (Luthuli Dlamini) He’s the CEO of Bam­batha Pro­duc­tions as well as a screen­writer and ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer. Xo­lile Ma­sondo (S’thandiwe Kgoroge) Zwe­lakhe’s ex-wife is a writer who’s also a con­trol freak and worka­holic. Si­las Mh­laba Ziqubu (Themba Ndaba) Zwe­lakhe’s busi­ness part­ner is a greedy, cashob­sessed and power-hun­gry vil­lain. Kedi Seak­goe (Gail Ma­bal­ane) Zwe­lakhe’s ac­tress fiancée is a gold-dig­ger, a prima donna and ex­tremely ma­nip­u­la­tive. Themba sets up an in­ter­view with Stella just so that he can meet her but their first en­counter doesn’t go well. Mean­while, Zwe­lakhe’s life hangs in the bal­ance as Xo­lile and Mothusi try to re­vive him but their at­tempts fail. Si­las goes in search of a brief­case that went miss­ing mys­te­ri­ously, and news of Zwe­lakhe’s shock­ing death spreads across Joburg.

The Road’s Gail Ma­bal­ane (Stella and Kedi) and Luthuli

Dlamini (Zwe­lakhe).

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