Check Out The Cast Of The Republic

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Check Out The Cast Of The Republic

Check Out The Cast Of The Republic

In The Republic, it’s the South Africa you recognise, but with extra spice. It’s somewhat paralleled with the real political world of SA, with figures like former President Kgalema Motlanthe being mentioned, and fictional characters who’re running the country.

But make no mistake: while you’ll laugh at some of the plot lines, this is drama at its finest on the local front. Fan-favourite actor Siyabonga Thwala plays corrupt Hendrik Zondo, who has been fired for his unethical practices and policies – he has not only allowed state capture, he’s spearheaded it. Not all that far-fetched, is it?

But what makes The Republic a stand-out is that it keeps viewers on their toes. In the show, it takes minutes for new policies to become legislation, rather than months in real life. There’s a combination of actual news footage tugging on the heartstrings and footage that feels like it’s come straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster thriller. And there’s a woman president, which would be huge for South Africa – Lufuno Mulaudzi (played by Florence Masebe).

Art imitates real-life in Mzansi hit series 'The Republic'

“Lufuno is the perfect role to play right now,” says Florence. “It’s an honour [to play her] and I’m glad that [series creator and writer] Phathutshedzo Makwarela came up with such a strong female lead. Women are usually followers. Now we are standing up!”

Also look out for household faces like Seputla Sebogodi (Nchabeleng in Diamond City) as Moses, leader of the Dogs of Soshanguve gang; the Vice President (Hlomla Dandala, Zweli in The River) and corrupt cop Thabang Ranaka (Warren Masemola, Tjovitjo’s MaFred and The River’s Oupa – putting his epic dance skills to use in The Republic’s action scenes).

New episodes of The Republic S2 are streaming on Showmax on Sundays at 9pm, immediately after channel.

Reality inspires fiction': Tshedza Pictures' 'The Republic' will return in 2022

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Cast

Masasa Mbangeni as Bridget
Florence Masebe as President Lufuno Mulaudzi
Lemogang Tsipa as Sizwe
Mdu Gumede as Captain Radebe
Bonnie Mbuli as Nandi
Noxolo Dlamini as Thina
Thembi Nyandeni as Mama G
Lebohang Motaung as Solomon
Solomon Sebothoma as Fistos
Kgosi Mongake as Mzee
Bongile Mantsai as MK
Tsholo Mashishi as Lizzie
Phumzile Mlangeni as Nomzamo
Jerry Mofokeng as Judge
Makalo Mofokeng as Shakes
Chichi Letswalo as Mrs Ndlovu
Stephen Manaka as Supermarket Owner (as Chukudu Manaka)
Keneilwe Matidze as Tembisa Female Officer
Charmaine Mtinta as Thabiso
Sello Motloung as Reverend Lamula