Siyabonga Thwala to star in new action-drama series – Empini

  • Showmax announces new action drama series Empini, starring three-time SAFTA winner Siyabonga Thwala (famous for Isibaya & The River) 
  • The action-packed series is set in the dangerous world of private VIP security.
  • Premieres on Showmax on Thursday, 23 May 2024.

Empini is set in the dangerous world of the private VIP security industry. The 52-episode series is a high-stakes, action-packed drama, starring Siyabonga Thwala as Khaya Bhodoza, a prominent businessman and political stalwart. 

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Thwala has won Best Actor SAFTAs for his iconic roles as Mpiyakhe on Isibaya (which also earned him a Royalty Soapie Award), Vusi Zwane on Scandal!, and Musa onIntersexions. He’s also a fan-favourite from the likes ofeHostelaThe River, and The Republic. 

Speaking of his role, Thwala had this to say;

“I’ve played many roles in my career, but I am particularly excited about my role in Empini as it will showcase the many facets of myself as a performer. This role has stretched me tremendously, mentally and physically.” says Thwala.

He further adds that Empini is not just another show, but a production that will showcase the high quality content local productions continue to offer.

“From the cast to the crew, each and every person on set has shown so much passion and drive in ensuring thatEmpini is viewed as a production of a high quality. It is a project that I pride myself on being a part of,” adds Thwala.

Empini starts streaming on Showmax from 23 May 2024.

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