Back for blood
Bantu declares war on the dark demons and magical forces that are threatening to take away his kingly position.
Igazi Season 2 Sundays (from 9 April) Mzansi Magic (*161) 20:00
Taking over the throne on a drama series like Igazi (2016- current) is usually followed by a quick and tragic death. This left rightful heir Bantu (Anga Makhubalo) fearing for his life in season 1, and his evil stepmom NomaRussia (Vatiswa Ndara) and corrupt brother Jonga (Andile Nebulane) used every trick in their black magic book to try unseat him. But his strong-willed grandma Nomzuzu (Nomhle Nkonyeni ) and girlfriend Phumza (Talitha Ndima) weren’t about to give up on what the ancestors wanted for Bantu’s life and they stood up to the spirits. “There are still plenty of challenges for Bantu,” says Anga. “As a Joburg boy, he’s having a hard time adjusting to the royal lifestyle and, of course, he’s at war with a few people trying to get him off the throne”. Bantu’s ready for the challenge though as season 2 starts. Nomzuzu has helped groomed him into a respectful chief where his people and his love Phumza support him along the way. “Bantu has matured a lot in this season and is more willing to take challenges that face him head on. He understands his duty as the king and is up for whatever challenge coming to him.”
KEEPING THE DEAD ALIVE
NomaRussia might be locked up in jail but that doesn’t stop her mali- cious schemes to destroy Bantu’s life. Producer Shona Ferguson says “the heart of the show has always been about family conflict. She will be using much more powerful forces of darkness this time and Jonga wakes up from the dead in a war to unseat Bantu. That will keep audiences watching!”
Bantu may be scared, but he’s facing his supernatural enemies head on.