New Mzansi Wethu show follows the life of widows mistreated by their in-laws

2019-04-04 11:36
Phindile Grootboom
Phindile Grootboom (PHOTO: Supplied)

Cape Town - Mzansi Wethu has a brand-new reality intervention show and this time it’s following the lives of widows who recently lost their husbands. 

According to Mzansi Magic the show will narrate the lives of 13 widows in the aftermath of their departed spouses, as they are forced to deal with the consequence of the loss.

The show which is produced by Thape Media will aim to highlight the devastation of loss and conflict that comes with losing a spouse – from being excluded by in-laws, the financial and emotional devastation, to having to deal with family members who are unsympathetic, and sometimes accusatory.

The series will be mediated by Relationship and Marriage Coach, Phindile Grootboom, with the audience being taken through each widow’s tale of meeting the love of their life, walking down the aisle, and ultimately losing their spouse forever. 

"The unjust treatment of widows across communities is not unheard of. Widowed is taking a step towards giving a voice to the ostracised, the dispossessed and the voiceless, with the hope that not only will the show mend broken hearts and broken families, but will give the bereaved a chance to find closure and move on with their life," says Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net, Reneilwe Sema.

Widowed premieres on Saturday, 6 April on Mzansi Wethu (DStv Channel 163) at 19:30.

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