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Friday, 17 May 2024 17:17

Makoma Mohale stars as Queen Modjadji in Mzansi Magic's new drama series.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Entertainment channel Mzansi Magic has finally revealed who will be portraying the role of Queen Modjadji in the upcoming historical drama series.

Mohale, who plays Tlhogi on e.tv's Scandal, will take on the role of Maselekwani (Queen Modjadji), the young Queen-in-waiting who brings about a golden age of peace and prosperity to the land.

A graduate of the Performing Arts, Mohale's first performances were theatre-based in plays such as Too Sweet Too BadFright Alah and The Infidel

Other cast members who have been revealed by the channel include Mudi Mudau, who will portray Khadikhulu, Maselekwani's Rakgadi (aunt) and head teacher and adviser.

Putla Setlapelo will play Ramulodi, the keeper of the secret and the king's keeper. Putla has appeared on many M-Net productions such as The Wild and various other local productions.

Priscilla Raboroko will play Young Raisibe, who is the daughter of young Maselekwani’s minders. She is also Maselekwani's childhood companion and trusted friend in the series.   

Aubrey Mmakola will portray Kgoshi Mampuru, who was the king of the neighbouring Bapedi Kingdom. Mmakola is an actor, dialogue coach and director who has made his mark on the acting scene.

Moses Raseleke will play Mphabantshi, who is the royal healer, fortune teller and spiritual leader.

Former The Wife actor Sipho Ndlovu will play General Phaahla, who was the cunning general of the Bapedi Kingdom. Musician Candy TsaMaNdebele plays Muyahabo, one of Mambo Mugodo's wives and stepmother to Maselekwani.  

Veteran producer Duma Ndlovu, who is the leading production says: "The earth, the elements, and the energy of humans connect in ways that are both physical and spiritual, both obvious and unseen."

"Queen Modjadji was a living embodiment of this, and so we will explore what this royal title, and the women who've held it, have lived, sacrificed, lost, and achieved."

More cast members are yet to be revealed closer to the premiere of the historical drama. The drama series premieres in July on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161).