The Wife Cast, Showmax, Actors, Telenovela

Showmax has revealed the cast (actors and actresses) of the series The Wife. The series is based on the bestselling novel by Dudu Busani-Dube titled Hlomu the Wife.

The multi-award-winning production house Stained Glass is the brains behind the production of The Wife. Other shows to their credit or name include eHostela, Ifalakhe, and Uzalo.

The online subscription video-on-demand service Showmax had earlier dropped seven series this year. The Wife made it the eighth original series to be released this year.

Expect fresh episodes once a week, on Thursdays, on the tale of a formidable Zulu crime family. 

About The Wife

The Wife cast

The Showmax Original telenovela follows the way of life of eight Zulu brothers through the eyes of the women they marry.

Fast-rising actor, popular as Isipho on Skeem Saam, Mbalenhle Mavimbela was cast as Hlomu.

Journalist Hlomu falls in love with a taxi driver. She never knows that marriage is also about marrying your partner’s secrets too. Mqhele plays as Bonko Khoza.

The Wife inspiration is drawn from the books of Dudu Busani-Dube like;

  • Hlomu the Wife
  • Zandile the Resolute
  • Naledi His Love

Although the series draws its inspiration from best-selling novels expect a new plot twist. Stained Glass is behind the production of this series.

They are also notable for producing other popular shows like eHostela and Uzalo. These are the most viewed soap operas in South Africa.


Kwenzo NgcoboQhawe
Sipho NdlovuSambulo
Abdul KhozaNqoba
Mondli MakhobaNkosana
Thulane Nkululeko ShangeMqoqi
Ishmauel Songo Mpande
Swelihle LuthuliNtsika

Fast-rising star Bonko Khoza, who rose to prominence as Jabz in Necktie Youth said in a press statement;

I read the book a couple of years ago and was a fan from the moment I put it down. Fast forward to 2021 when I got sent an audition for the series. I’m really excited to bring to life this incredible piece of writing. Dudu created a compelling work of art and now we get to breathe life into it, put faces to names and show it to the world.


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