Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
Some of your favourite actors who where unceremoniously fired from Generations in August 2014 amidst salary and contractual issues are back on television- at 8 PM but this tim
The new telenovela called “Ashes to Ashes” is set to premiere on Monday 2 March with a compelling cast which include, among others, Patrick Shai, Nambitha Mpumlwana, Maggie Benedict, Mandla Gaduka and Zenande Mfenyane.
Know your cast
Patrick Shai: Selogilwe ‘Selo’ Namane
He’s the head of the Namane family. He owns the Namane funeral, the family run funeral parlour.
Nambitha Mpumlwana: Mandlakazi Namane
She’s the matriarch of the Namane family and has mothered two sons. She’s a no nonsense taker and has a dark secret behind her that will soon come to lie on e-tv.ght to haunt her.
Zenande Mfenyane: Reba
She’s very intelligent and beautiful. She has the go getter spirit and is willing to prove her potential to everyone.
Maggie Benedict: Violet
She works as the funeral planner at Namane funerals. She’s got the eyes on the ball. She wants to succeed and is willing to work very hard to earn her limelight.
Mandla Gaduka: Damian
Damian is at the front desk of Namane Funerals. He usually flirts with the ladies while charming the gents. He’s an aspiring actor with big dreams. He brings energy, fun and humour to the character.
Craig Urbani: Mickey
You don’t want to mess with Mickey. Hey, he is dangerous. He wouldn’t think twice about pulling the trigger.
Patrick Shai got no regrets. In fact, the veteran actor is excited to have finally arrived ‘home’. He told people attending the launch of Ashes to Ashes that “we were looking for a home and now we are home.”
Equally, Nambitha Mpumlwana also had great things to say about her new gig. “I’m looking forward to magic again, especially with my ‘daughter’ [Zenande] because we have to relate in a different way. We are telling a story. It’s going to be amazing. I’m looking forward to it,” she told Drum magazine.
Ashes to Ashes is set to play from Monday-Thursday at 8 PM only on e-tv.
Sources: TV Plus & Drum magazine