CASTING NEWS: Sophie Ndaba, Sonia Mbele, Katlego Danke & Menzi Ngubane in new series

CASTING NEWS: Sophie Ndaba, Sonia Mbele, Katlego Danke & Menzi Ngubane in new series

A new SABC 1 soapie will hook viewers as tons of the lead actors and actresses are going to be familiar faces. Some former Generations stars have re-united for a replacement soapie called Family Secrets.

The star-studded cast includes Sonia Mbele, Menzi Ngubane, Sophie Ndaba and Katlego Danke. they’re going to be joined by veteran actresses Michelle Botes & Thembi Seete.

The series which has excited many promises to be successful and can premiere on September 6 on SABC 1 at 19h00.


After getting axed from Generations along side the entire cast before it had been renamed to Generations: The legacy, many of the viewer favourites ‘fell off the face of the earth’ however a number of the cast members made a reputation for themselves in other series or television soapies.

Sonia Mbele has been on our small screens as Ntombi on Generations since 2003 up until 2009 and has since starred in other famous productions including; Muvhango, Gold Diggers, Freed and Desire, iNumber Number, Keeping Score, Mr. Bones and God Is African.
CASTING NEWS: Sophie Ndaba, Sonia Mbele, Katlego Danke & Menzi Ngubane in new series


Menzi Ngubane has been on our screens way before Generations however his fame grew even more during and after the hit soapie. He got another role on Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya. He played the role of Judas Ngwenya, a ruthless and feared taxi boss from KwaMashu who was able to leave his mark on the valley.

Sophie Ndaba – Lichaba landed herself a serious role in Mzansi Magic’s Lockdown and is killing it.

Katlego Danke after departing from the telenovela, she landed another major role on SABC 3’s Isidingo. The serial led to March 2020 but the talented actress found another range in Mzansi Magic playing Thathi on Gomora.

The new telenovela has another lead actor however viewers aren’t to happy about his casting. Playing Caesar Mokwena – the continent’s richest banker- disgraced actor Mangaliso Ngema has many questioning why is he still getting gigs but he has sexual assault allegations hovering over him.
CASTING NEWS: Sophie Ndaba, Sonia Mbele, Katlego Danke & Menzi Ngubane in new series
Many believe that he doesn’t need to get on television until he’s proven innocent or cleared. Mangaliso was fired from e.tv’s Lithapo following an outcry from beloved actress and tv personality Lorraine Moropa, who opened being sexually harassed by a senior actor on the set of Lithapo. it had been later revealed that Mangaliso Ngema was the person accused.

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