Mzansi Magic presents its brand-new series Ifalakhe, the jaw dropping, never seen before story of raging kingdoms, power-hungry kings and their deceptive kin! This spectacular series is set to enthrall viewers as a dramatic succession of events ensues due to an epic clash between two formidable nations.
Ifalakhe, created by Stained Glass Productions is the story of the powerful Okuhle tribe who wage war against the Khanya people who have been raiding their cattle and killing their women and children. What makes the situation even more complex is that Khombindlela, the Okuhle king, finds his tribe on the brink of suffering harsh repercussions from a prophecy that hangs over his head.
This prophecy not only threatens his lineage of the rule of his true heir but also gives him an unnerving task of ensuring it does not come to fruition – heavy indeed is the head that wears the crown!
“The series was set in pre-colonial Southern Africa, which adds a rich texture to the story and makes for, what we feel, is brilliant television,” says Mmamitse Thibedi, Director from production house, Stained Glass. “We’ve worked hard to create an intricate, intriguing plot that highlights the adverse effect of multiple twisted agendas and manipulation of power from the kings themselves and also from characters such as the king’s wives – who have their own selfish ambitions,” she adds.
Starring Bheki Sibiya, Bheki Ngcobo, Chris Radebe and Sthandwa Nzuza the cast of this 13-part drama series focused on ensuring that the authenticity of all the characters is preserved and that the narrative of the era rings true.
Nkateko Mabaso, CEO M-Net says: “Ifalakhe is a captivating and multifaceted story which delves into a number of complex themes, including touching on elements of African history, mythology and leadership. We are excited to share this series with Mzansi Magic viewers and are confident that it will grow to be loved by our audience.”
Ifalakhe, the riveting epic from Africa’s favourite storyteller airs on Mzansi Magic DStv Channel 161 from 06 October 2019.