South African have welcomed the first Xitsonga series called the Giyani: Land of Blood with great excitement. The series will premiered on Monday, 1st of April at 21h30 on SABC 2. The series clashes with one of the most loved e.tv’s Imbewu: The Seeds time slot.
Vatsonga Ndhavuko of Ndhavuko.org.za hosted a gala dinner before the premiere, to celebrate the first ever Xitsonga telenovela to hit the screens.
The telenovela is written by two of the South African writer, Phathutshedzo Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon of Tshedza Pictures, whose names appears on most popular TV drama’s such as Skeem Saam, The Queen, The River and etc.
The telenovela will tell a story of two families battling for land: the Baloyi family and Mudau family.
Although many were excited to finally have a television show that relates with them, some have criticised the title of the series “Giyani: Land of Blood” that if Giyani means a peaceful land, then why the title of the series is contradicting what Giyani truly means.
Giyani: Land of The Blood features popular acts such as Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Candy Tsamandebele Mokwena and Gezani Mike Baloyi among others.