All hail the queen
The Khoza family have a new leader: matriarch Harriet, played by acting icon Connie Ferguson.
Mzi is at the centre of the telenovela. Mon-Thu Mzansi Magic (*161) 21:00
Tragedy strikes from the word go in new Mzansi Magic telenovela The Queen (2016). Monday 1 August sees wealthy Khoza patriarch Mzi (Treasure Tshabalala) busy planning his daughter Kea’s (Dineo Moeketsi) wedding, but what follows leaves his wife Harriet (Connie Ferguson) forced to pick up the pieces and take control of Mzi’s business empire… and it’s one she knows nothing about!
Harriet She’s a fighter and will do whatever it takes to protect her and Mzi’s daughter Kea and son Kagiso (Loyiso Macdonald). Shaka Khoza (SK Khoza) Hot-headed Shaka detests stepmom Harriet because his dad Mzi left his mom Zodwa (Slindile Nodangala) for Harriet. Keabetswe “Kea” Khoza The daddy’s girl is getting ready to marry her businessman fiancé whom she met while studying political science at Wits. Kagiso Khoza The charmer is the black sheep of the family and lives in another province where family drama can’t reach him. Or so he thinks. From left: Jerry, Harriet and Kgosi. Ntombizodwa “Zodwa” Khoza Mzi’s school sweetheart has been left bitter by him ditching her for the more modern Harriet. Kgositsile “Kgosi” Kgositsile (Sello Maake Ka-Ncube) Harriet’s fun-loving, crazy brother is also her co- conspirator and new business partner. Brutus Khoza (Themba Ndaba) Mzi’s youngest brother is selfish, greedy and destructive – and he’s also involved with family business Khoza Trucking. Jerry Tuelo Maake (Shona Ferguson) He’s a dedicated, nice- guy cop at the Tembisa police station and serves his uniform with pride. He has his hands full with the Khoza clan…
COMING UP IN AUGUST
Jerry gets the results of a fingerprint test and other diagnostics on a gun and he learns that it’s not only a stolen police service weapon, it was used in other crimes too. Harriet puts all her energy into the family business and she keeps a close eye on her stepson Shaka, while Jerry’s daughter Amo’s (Natashe Thahane) relationship with Kagiso grows but she refuses to tell her father that she’s dating a Khoza.