Rented Family

About Rented Family

Muzi is a self-made, township rich entrepreneur who has his fingers in many pies. He owns taxis, a chisa nyama, and the biggest house on his street, which he is constantly extending in order to rent out more rooms.

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07:30 PM - 08:00 PM

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His half-brother Zach, who happens to be a washed up and perpetually broke former soap star, with nowhere to go and a teenage daughter Zanele to raise, has moved into the house much to Muzi’s displeasure. Zanele has been brought up ‘model C’ in the suburbs and now has to adjust to life in the township. 

Muzi has his own wayward son of his own to raise Mzwa, a ghetto cheese boy who is far from a chip off the old block, being lazy and not sharing his father’s hustler spirit. This situation is made even more complicated a third parent in the mix, Lwazi a single mother bringing up a pre-adolescent child Gates who most people in the neighbourhood consider to be trouble, but who she sees as an angel. Lwazi is an ambitious, confident, hard grinding, but unfocused, often torn between being the dedicated mother and her latest get rich scheme. The Big House is a revolving door for classic township characters who come and go for a whole host of reasons. Leading the pack are Muzi’s mother, Sis Dina an ex-Beauty Queen who lives on her past glories. Together they all form a far from ordinary family. Filled with outcasts who at first can’t stand each other, but soon, even though they would never ever admit it, come to depend and care for one another. This is family, redefined. 

Cast include: Trevor Gumbi (Zach); Gabriel Mini (Muzi); Samkhe Makhoba  (Zanele); Linda Sebezo (Sis Dina); Nkanyiso Shezi (Mzwa); Swankie Mafoko  (Lwazi); Siyabonga Mabuza (Gates) and Thobani Mbhele (CJ).


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