Katlego Danke. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).
Just three episodes into the show, fans of Mzansi Magic’s
new drama series Gomora are
already asking for more – and we can’t really blame them.
The show, which premiered on Monday and quickly captured the attention of
viewers, tells a story of inequality. It’s about the rich and the poor, and how
fine the line between the two can be. It follows the lives of two families as
their worlds collide.
A woman manages to escape from her humble township roots and makes it big as a
hotshot Sandton socialite. But then a series of events sees it all come
crashing down around her and suddenly she’s back where she started, in the
hustle and bustle of Alexandra township. And while the township is just down
the road from her previous life, it feels like a million miles away. More than
that, she finds herself at the heart of its underworld.
Starring new talent as well as renowned performers Katlego
Danke, Zolisa Xaluva, Thembi Seete and Connie Chiume, the series kicked off with a focus on the Ndaba
family. The wealthy family consists of Thathi (played by Katlego), an
ultra-rich trophy wife living a life of luxury in Sandton, her bank-owner husband Mbongeni (Themba
Ndaba) and their two bratty children, Nobuhle (Amamkele Qamate) and Langa
their staff with disrespect and each other with disdain. But things aren’t
always as they appear, and it’s soon revealed that not only is Mbongeni having
an affair with his secretary, he’s also been embezzling from the bank.
storyline has pulled everyone in right from the start – and viewers just can’t
wait for the next instalment and the one after that, and so on.
the show, viewers couldn’t stop singing praises to those involved in the
production. It was these reactions that saw the show trending at No 1 on