Meet the cast of Umakoti Wethu
Khathu and Sizwe have been happily married for five years. Sizwe is a young, successful doctor while Khathu is trying to start her career as a screenwriter in the film and TV industry even after years of failure.
She took a break from her work when they got married, Sizwe deciding that Khathu’s place is at home as a wife and a mother to the children they’re desperate to have.
Although she reluctantly agreed to be a housewife, she’s terrible at it, a fact that her mother-in-law never fails to mention. One day, Khathu learns that Sizwe has received a job offer from one of the hospitals in his hometown. It’s a great opportunity for him and he insists that they move.
Little does Khathu know that the move is the beginning of a very interesting journey in their relationship.
Fulu Mugovhani as Khathu
The easygoing, 28-year-old struggling screen-writer has been married to Sizwe for five years. Her dreams of being a screenwriter are about to be overshadowed by her desire for a sense of belonging.
Melusi Mbele as Sizwe
Sizwe is Khathu’s husband and a charming doctor whose subtle infidelity and control issues become apparent when his charm fails to work on a girl he’s known for a long time.
Kwanele Mthethwa as Nobuhle
Nobuhle is a respectful small-town girl who works in her father’s tuck shop. Although she has maintained a simple life and a likeable personality, rumour has it that she’s into other women. Her strict parents decide to marry her off as a means to silence the rumours.
Duduzile Ngcobo as Nokuthula
Sizwe’s overbearing and controlling mother is a manipulative woman with a sharp tongue. She never stops bragging about how she single-handedly raised an entire doctor.
Pascaline Phale as Miriam
Miriam is Nobuhle’s mother, who is a praying woman and a serving member of the community. Though she is hard on her daughter, deep down, she wants Nobuhle to be happy.
Nimrod Nkosi as Mzwakhe
Mzwakhe is Nobuhle’s strict father. He is also a well-respected man within his community.
Stream Umakoti Wethu to celebrate the diversity of South Africa this Heritage Day.