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The cast of the telenovela Isono reveals the characters behind the BET Original series. Mahlogonolo Manchester Mahapa is the brain behind its creation. Clive Morris Productions are the producers of the series.

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GenreTelenovela, drama
OriginSouth Africa
Broadcast onBET Africa
Release date28 September 2020


Isono cast

The South African telenovela follows the story of Gabriel, a heroic son. He was born into a dysfunctional family and search for the strength within himself to rebel against a powerful and evil matriarch.

The powerful woman would take out any obstacle on her way to achieving her needs. Set in the township of Vosloorus, also talks about the character Mary Ndlovu, played by Nthati Moshesh.

She has won the heart of her community with her good works that they address her as Mother Mary.

Little did they know that Mary is a wolf in sheep clothing. She pretends to care for unwanted delinquent children. Mary takes them in and caters for them in House of Grace, in Vosloorus, East Rand, Johannesburg.

Yet, behind the deceptive countenance, she is a cold-hearted criminal. She engages in vicious crimes including murder, fraud, children trafficking.

She sees herself to be untouchable.

Even with all that, she tries to outrun a traumatic experience in the past and believes that the past has been buried forever.

She is a staunch Christian and narcissist to the core, still, Mary is involved in money laundering through the church. She is the mother of talented Esther, played by Didintle Khunou. Apart from her biological daughter, she adopted two more.

Her adopted son Simon, played by TK Sebothoma, is also talented, devoted, and troubled. Mary’s favorite son Gabriel, played by Bohang Moeko, is resourceful, brooding, and damaged.


  • Creative director and showrunner: Mahlogonolo Manchester Mahapa
  • Producer: Clive Morris Productions
  • Executive producers: Clive Morris, Dom Gumede, and Lala Tuku. For BET, Khetiwe Ngcobo. 
  • The head writer: Neil McCarthy
  • Team of storyliners: Nas Hoosen, Abena Ayivor, and Nonzi Bogatsu
  • Director: Zuko Nodada
  • Music director: Mpho “37mph” Pholo
  • The title sequence theme: Ambitiouz Entertainment

Isono cast

Nthati MosheshMary Ndlovu
Paballo MavundlaSiphiwe
Kevin SmithElliot (Kgosi)
Sechaba MorojeleRubin
Nandi NyembePrudence
Swankie MafokoMercy
Fabian Adeoye LojedeDamola
Clare MarshallBabushka
Zola NombonaZoleka
Carla ClassenArina Lebedev
Ernest NdlovuBra Moses
Andrian MaziveSmooth
Moshidi MotshegwaSarah
Siphiwe MtshaliBones
Luyolo MngonyamaJournalist
Kgomotso DitshweneSophie
Sonni ChidieberePrivate Investigator
Neil McCarthyNeil
Kayise NgqulaNelisiwe
Sifiso SimamaneWarden Bokwe
Sam MedupeMinister Garane
Sobantu NqayiNceba
Amanda du-PontMamba
Daniel JanksCoach
Thami MngqoloMaradona
Lihleli TiniBrian
Tessa JubberMrs Nillson
Hamilton DlaminiMsizi Zondo
Jo-anne ReynekeAngelina Duma
Luthuli DlaminiGombwa
Natasha ThahaneMillicent Zondo
Zenzelisphesihle XuluDetective Tuswa
Yonela DuzeLerato’s Voice
Ndumiso NyovaneMpho
K NaomiHerself
Craig PalmNumbers
Jack DevnarainHashmi
Paballo KozaDombolo
Nomalanga ShoziIvy
Lindiwe NdlovuFrancina
Kate LiquorishAthena
Emmanuel CastisMannie
Anthony OseyemiPastor Abiola
Mpho SibekoYanga Ramotswe
Moshe NdikiKhaya
Dumisani MbebeSiviwe Mabongo
Lalla HirayamaDestiny
Khulu SkenjanaGazati
Fezile MakhanyaMncedisi Bhengu
Charmaine MtintaLillian “Mam Lili” Madikana
Bongani GumedePastor Titus Duma
Mpule MatlholaLesedi Ntshabele
Rami ChueneJumima Ndlovu
Anga MakubaloMakwande Mabongo
TK SebothomaSimon Ndlovu
Didintle KhunouEsther Ndlovu
Senzo RadebeAbednego Gumede
Bohang MoekoGabriel Ndlovu
Kgosi MongakeZakwe
Mayuri NaiduDr Rasdien

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