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Reality series ‘Sakha Umendo’ delves into relationship woes

Thabo, Joy, Anelisa and Skhumbuzo on “Sakha Umendo”. Picture: Supplied.

Thabo, Joy, Anelisa and Skhumbuzo on “Sakha Umendo”. Picture: Supplied.

Published Oct 9, 2023


If you are a fan of Mzansi Magic’s reality series “Forever Maybe”, then “Sakha Umendo”, which will be debuting on Mzansi Wethu, will be right up your alley.

Viewers will get to see an emotional reality series that focuses on two couples, the Mngomezulus and the Letlalas, navigate the complicated web of love, relationships and family dynamics.

The spin-off show has documented the couples’ marital crises and promises a deeper insight into the ongoing journeys of these interesting pairs.

For Anelisa and Skhumbuzo Mngomezulu, life has been challenging and their relationship has been tested to its limits.

Viewers will get a closer look at their current lives, which has changed from city glam to rural realities in KwaHluhluwe.

Unveiling narratives of mistrust, unresolved pasts, and dreams of a new wedding, their journey addresses the concerns of co-dependency, familial interventions and financial dependencies.

Meanwhile, life with Joy and Thabo Letlala is a balancing act of parenting, financial tensions and unresolved family feuds.

A secret pregnancy once pulled them apart and now they must face the strain of Thabo's distance from his son in the relationship.

As they attempt to bring their family closer, they confront financial independence and the challenges of being a nuclear family in a deeply interconnected societal fabric.

Amid the challenges, the Letlatlas are preparing for their wedding. As the big day draws closer, Joy grapples with the deep uncertainty.

“In this raw and unfiltered series, the lines between love and co-dependency blur. Financial independence confronts marital expectations. Nuclear families face the pressures and influences of extended relatives.

“It’s a story of two families seeking love, clarity, and, above all, a second chance at ‘forever maybe’,” read the press statement.

The question remains: Will the couple overcome these hesitations and make their way down the aisle?

∎ “Sakha Umendo” will air on Mzansi Wethu (DStv channel 163) on Sunday, October 15, at 8pm. “Forever Maybe” episodes air Monday to Friday at 9.30pm.