New shows & hot episodes! We’re Loving Local on DStv, 4-10 June


Finding Bongani Fassie gets real, Sello’s back in The Queen, it’s Uyajolla 9/9 time, Angelique has a Stalker in Legacy, poisonous politics in Die Byl and more! We’re Loving Local on DStv

Local reality shows are red hot this week on DStv, so if you’re feeling the winter blues, it’s time to snuggle up.

Moja Love’s Finding Bongani Fassie promises to give us the unvarnished truth about family tragedy, and the cheating hearts are back in a scandalous new season of Uyajola 9/9. Busiswa takes charge in the run up to the Her Majesty: Busiswa finale next week. And on Showmax, Kelly has a birthday bash and a big trip coming up in Life With Kelly Khumalo. 

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is back on The Queen as Harriet’s quirky brother, but let’s just say his baggage is a) Not carry on, and b) Not Louis Vuitton. Uh oh, Kgosi’s in trouble! And Vuyiswa and Hector are headed for court. Angelique has a creepy stalker in Legacy, so start checking the episodes for clues. And it looks like Sne could be getting it together to leave her abusive relationship with Fistos in DiepCity, while Mdu and Ace have a kidnapping plot afoot in Lingashoni.

Looking for more drama? A killer is poisoning politicians in Die Byl, and it’s Maggie’s day in court in Sara Se Geheim. 

Make yourself at home with DStv’s slate of local series, available here. And for more snack-sized info on DStv’s biggest shows, check out #OhSnack on the DStv YouTube Channel.

The realness

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Finding Bongani Fassie

South African pop superstar Brenda Fassie died in May 2004. In this reality series, her son, Bongani, a producer and musician in his own right, will reveal what it was like growing up in a celebrity’s shadow, how her death rocked his life, and his struggles to protect Brenda’s legacy and secure his own as he raises his own children. Bongani will open up and answer people’s lingering questions about his mother’s death and how the media coverage at the time affected him, and his deadly struggles with addiction and mental health issues.

Watch from Saturday, 5 June on Moja Love (DStv channel 157) at 20:30

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Uyajola 9/9 S6

People who suspect that their partner is cheating on them provide evidence to the Uyajola 9/9 team, who then follow up on their suspicions. And last season, Uyajola 9/9 was the most-watched show on DStv in South Africa – so don’t ignore this little powerhouse! People see the cameras and go to town with their cheater confrontations. We’re talking vests ripped, host Malemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye going glub glub when he’s shoved in a swimming pool during a brawl. All that good stuff. It’s Vitamin D for all your Drama needs.

Watch from Sunday, 6 June on Moja Love (DStv channel 157) at 21:30

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In short…

Her Majesty: Busiswa S1 on Saturday, 5 June on BET (DStv channel 129) at 19:30: It’s all about business this week as Busiswa takes charge of changeovers in her business, at home, and on her TV show in the run-up to the finale next week.

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Life With Kelly Khumalo S2 on Thursday, 10 June on Showmax: Kelly celebrates musician Brenda Mtambo's birthday, and she prepares for her reunion trip to Mozambique, hoping to meet up with Wanda Baloyi.

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Die Byl S3

This week’s case is super creepy but may be a little satisfying if you’re suffering from service delivery issues. Byl’s team is assigned a case in which the greedy leaders who’ve been leeching off their poor community start getting picked off with snake venom. On the personal side, a social worker's visit looms for Byl and Nicki when Mischa comes to stay.

Watch on Tuesday, 8 June on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00

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Sara Se Geheim S3

The big news of the week is the official start of Maggie’s court case. She’s convinced that she’s going to get bail despite accidentally shooting her son Kelvin in the season 2 finale, while the State Prosecutor’s case hinges on testimony of Maggie’s ex, Ricky, and he’s promised to be in court on time. But can he keep that promise?

Watch on Saturday, 5 June on kykNET & Kie (DStv channel 145) at 20:00

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Lingashoni S1

We’re keeping a close watch on Mdu and Ace’s plotting this week after they started planning a kidnapping at the start of the month. They’re going to run into some real trouble on Tuesday, 8 June.

Watch Mondays-Thursdays on 1Magic (DStv channel 103) at 19:30

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Telenovelas and soaps

Local movies

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Umgcagco Wezinyembezi

In this dramatic movie, an uncle decides to fight back against a cultural practice that forces young women into arranged marriages after his niece is chosen to marry an older man against her will. With Thenjiwe Moseley and Sthembiso Khumalo.

Watch on Thursday, 10 June on Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163) at 17:00

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Motel

Ladies and gents, this new movie from kykNET’s Storiefilms collection is a literal nightmare! 2 business partners are on the R27 when their vehicle breaks down in the middle of the night, stranding them in Exactly Nowhere, Northern Cape. They think they’ve gotten lucky when they’re able to check into a motel for the night… until they find a corpse in the closet. Now what? With Laudo Liebenberg, Mbulelo Grootboom and Dann-Jacques Mouton.

Watch on Sunday, 6 June on kykNET (DStv channel 144) at 20:00

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