House of Zwide is a South African drama series or soapie, produced by Bomb Productions and VideoVision Entertainment. The drama is about fashionable Joburg family who bring high drama and ruthless ambition as they rise in the cut-throat fashion industry.
House of Zwide is going to replace Rhythm City on etv, a series of drama that has been airing on etv from 9 July 2007 until 16 July 2021. The show will be airing every weekdays on e.tv (DStv Channel 194) and Openview (Channel 104) from 19 July 2021 at 19:00 hours.
House of Zwide profile
Genre: Soap opera
Created by: Vusi Kunene
Country of origin: South Africa
Original language: English
Chief executive producer: Anant Singh
Executive producer: Desiree Markgraaff
Running time: 30 minutes from 7pm
Production company: Bomb Productions and VideoVision Entertainment
Original network: e.tv
Date of release: July 19, 2021
The following is the cast of actors and their characters on the House of Zwide.
Vusi Kunene, who will play Funani Zwide – South Africa’s biggest fashionista, founder and owner of “House of Zwide”, playing alongside Winnie Ntshaba who plays his supportive wife, Faith Zwide.
Motlatsi Mafatshe will play the comedic Uncle Molefe. He will bring the humour on the show that South Africans have grown to love.
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Jeffrey Sekele will play Isaac, a sympathetic gangster and former Umkhonto we Sizwe veteran involved in the turbulent hostel wars during the mid-’90s.
Rea is played by Matshepo Maleme, is a daughter to Isaac and has got a sister as well.
Khaya Dladla plays Lazarus, he works for Funani Zwide to interpreted and executing his designs. He is very obsessed with neatness and order.
Nefisa Mkhabela will be making her television debut, she will be having a leading role as Ona Molapo, alongside Shalate Sikhabi as Shoki, the friend to Ona. They will both navigate the fashion world challenges together.¹
Number of views of House of Zwide
House of Zwide in less than six months has increased in its number views very rapidly. Its probably because it replaced one of the most watched television series, Rhythm City. The e.tv daily drama has been ratings gold, with a viewership of 4.24 million in July and 4.37 million last month, according to data by Broadcast Research Council of SA. ²