Married to the Moswanes
Weddings are part of this family’s heritage in Broken Vows
Weekdays e.tv (*194) 20:00 It’s all about big days in new telenovela Broken Vows (2017- current), which follows the Moswanes and their wedding-planning business Yours Truly Wedding Concepts. The action is set in Midrand, Gauteng and centres on sisters and best friends Azania and Thandi (Enhle Maphumulo and Jo-Anne Reyneke), who now run the business that their mother Mam Gertrude (Thembi Mtshali-Jones) started. “Weddings are action-packed and we wanted to capture the people who bring the events to life,” say producers Genna Lewis and Sunni Saba. But the drama extends beyond drapes, catering and confetti and into the personal lives of the Moswane family and their close associates, including…
Matriarch Mam Gertrude (Thembi Mtshali-Jones) leads by example. She’s strong-willed and pressures on her children to be successful. Thandi (Jo-Anne Reyneke) is the senior wedding planner. She was adopted as a 15-year-old and wants to outshine her sister at every turn. Azania (Enhle Maphumulo) is the baby of the family and the more creative sister. She’s married to former soccer player Chris (Emmanuel Castis). They work hard to keep Mam Gertrude happy and are planning to start a family. Uhuru (Thapelo Mokoena) is Mam Gertrude’s investigative journalist son who takes pride in telling the truth. “Uhuru is fearless and reliable, but he wants to please everyone, which comes back to hurt him,” says Thapelo. Ace (Sello Sebotsane) is Mam Gertrude’s ex- convict hubby who’s hoping to win back his family. He’s manipulative and lies to his children to get them on his side. Lydia (Nomsa Nene) is Thandi’s irresponsible biological mom who blames the Moswanes for her troubled relationship with her daughter. Lydia will do almost anything to get in Thandi’s good books now. Feisty Lulama (Nambitha Ben-Mazwi) is an aspiring designer who takes care of the wedding fashion section of the family business.
Azania (left) and her sister Thandi head up their family wedding business.