Mzansi Magic’s (DStv 161) new local drama series Housekeepers, produced by Oche Moving Pictures with Portia Gumede as showrunner, peeks behind the high walls of Fourways mansions to explore the lives and the drama of the rich as seen through the eyes of those who serve on them and see and know all.
In Housekeepers starting on Monday 8 October at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic, a devoted daughter goes to look for the truth when Linda Ndlovu (Thando Thabethe) who hides her identity behind an apron, assumes the role of housekeeper in an attempt to bring the Zwide family to justice after one of her loved ones are framed for murder.
Viewers are taken on a journey of discovery. They learn about the secrets that bind the Zwide family and the people that hold the keys to their freedom as they make their beds every morning; keep their homes clean and are the invisible souls that know their employers’ sins,” says Mzansi Magic in a statement.
“We are excited to be able to tell a story of the voiceless and sometimes overlooked beings, yet they run the households of those with financial power and social stature,” says Reneilwe Sema, the director of local entertainment channels at M-Net.
“Housekeepers is an exploration of the class dynamics that exist in our society. As Mzansi Magic, we wanted to go into the unfamiliar territory which is not foreign to our audiences.”
Housekeepers stars an ensemble cast led by Mangaliso Ngema as Peter Zwide, Zikhona Sodlaka as Boniswa Mzobe, Clementine Mosimane as June Ndlovu, Matsepo Maleme as Eunice Khotso, Connie Chuime as Maria Motsepe, Linda Sokhulu as Pru Yeni, Zodwa Nkosi as Phindi Molefe, Mike Mvelase as Max, Masasa Mbangeni as Nomhlubi, Bohang Moeko as Kabelo, and Gabriel Mini as Conway.