The magical play Mzansi ends with the ending of Isibaya
After months of speculation, the foremost feared decision has been made and Mzansi Magic’s popular telenovela, Isibaya has faced the cutting board.
Isibaya is currently in its 8th season but consistent with Daily Sun it’s not been renewed for season 9.
The telenovela follows the lives of two feuding families, the Zungu’s and therefore the Ndlovu’s, within the cut-throat taxi industry. Two young lovers from either family caused havoc once they fell crazy with one another.
Leading cast members have exited the show one-by-one and this concerned viewers from everywhere. Sadly their deepest fears have come to life.
The soapie has been battling viewers as their numbers are dismal. Less and fewer people tune in weekly at 8:30 PM to observe the show because it has not been appearing within the top 5 for the longest time now.
According to numbers revealed by the printed Research Council of South Africa, the very best watched show is Gomora with 1.1 million viewers and therefore the second was The Queen with also 1.1 million viewers. At number three was the Powerball draw with 938K viewers. These figures are from September and Isibaya has but 800K viewers, which are the figures for Moja Love’s You Promised To Marry Me.
Sources told the publication that the cast and crew members are cognizant that the show is in its final season, which the announcement didn’t shock either of them.
“Unfortunately, the channel has decided to not renew the show for an additional season because it doesn’t see a return on investment and doesn’t see sense in continuing with a property that doesn’t make financial sense. the assembly company was given a time-frame within which to extend ratings, but they’re still low.
“The show’s creators are said to possess tried to energize ratings by bringing back old and famous faces, but even this didn’t help. They tried to urge a number of Mzansi’s most recognizable faces, but that hasn’t worked in their favor. The channel asked the producers to return up with ways to enhance the show and gave them a deadline to realize this,” said the mole.
According to the source, contracts for soapies are normally renewed by the top October per annum for brand spanking new seasons. That has not been the case for Isibaya.
The two most famous faces on the telenovela Siyabonga Thwala who plays Mpiyakhe Zungu and Sdumo Mtshali who plays Sibusiso Ndlovu are the recent cast members to go away the show. they need been with the telenovela since it’s inception.