Long live The Queen!

The Queen is expanding its ter­ri­tory to five days a week.

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Hus­band-and-wife su­per-pro­duc­ers Shona Fer­gu­son and Con­nie Fer­gu­son’s soapie The Queen (2016- cur­rent) is adding a fifth day to its broad­cast sched­ule from Mon­day 31 July. It will con­tinue the ex­ploits of Har­riet Khoza (Con­nie), who’s try­ing to keep con­trol over her late hubby Mzi’s ( Trea­sure Tsha­bal­ala) drug em­pire. It’s no won­der the show keeps fans glued – look at these five crown jew­els…


We’re told that crime doesn’t pay, but you wouldn’t say that look­ing at Har­riet’s glam­orous gang­ster life.” In­side their Joburg palace – com­plete with pool, squash court and servants’ wing – Har­riet’s all-white boudoir is a ref­er­ence to the white pow­der that built Khozas’ for­tunes: co­caine. From the red soles of her Louboutins to her Bul­gari shades, Har­riet’s look purrs power.


View­ers who knew Sello Maake KaNcube bet­ter as Scan­dal! (2005- cur­rent) vil­lain Lu­cas are see­ing a new side to him as Har­riet’s brother Kgosi. He’s no gay cliché. Gen­tle-voiced Kgosi’s grace, dainty tea sip­ping and el­e­gance hide a ruth­less heart. In episode 1, he had Mzi as­sas­si­nated for leav­ing Har­riet for their house­keeper Vi­o­let (Mbali Nkosi).


De­tec­tive Jerry Maake’s (Shona Fer­gu­son) daugh­ter Amo (Natashe Tha­hane) and Har­riet’s son Kag­iso (Loy­iso Mac­don­ald) are The Queen’s Romeo and Juliet. When Amo un­cov­ered the bloody truth about the Khozas in Oc­to­ber, she chose love over jus­tice. We’ve been break­ing our hearts over their tragic love story ever since.


Har­riet glid­ing through her house as if she was born to lux­ury was un­der­mined when her vul­gar BFF Aunt Dolly (Tumi Mo­rake) rocked up in June this year and rolled in her ex­pen­sive sur­round­ings like a pig in muck. Tumi’s com­edy chops make Dolly the glee­ful fleck of grit in Har­riet’s Louboutins.


Fi­nally, The Queen would rule noth­ing with­out Con­nie’s nu­anced per­for­mance as Har­riet – lov­ing mother and ruth­less killer. She’s plots a ri­val’s down­fall with a glacial smile in one episode, the next she’s sulk­ing in bed be­cause Kag­iso said some­thing mean to her. Se­duc­tive and sin­is­ter, Har­riet is ev­ery­thing!

Con­nie Fer­gu­son is lead­ing The Queen as Har­riet Khoza. Kgosi (top) and Jerry are fan favourite.

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