Zolisa Xaluva and Lunathi Mampofu helm the new crime drama, ‘Code 13’

Award-winning actor Zolisa Xaluva. Picture: Instagram

Award-winning actor Zolisa Xaluva. Picture: Instagram

Published Mar 22, 2024


Multi-award-winning actor Zolisa Xaluva is ready to fight crime with his love interest in Mzansi Magic’s latest local production, “Code 13”.

The gritty drama is set to premiere on the channel on Sunday, April 14.

Set in the heart of Joburg, Xaluva takes on the role as Bheki Ndlovu, a no-nonsense detective with a knack for connecting the dots and solving complex cases.

Together with his team, he must recapture six of the city’s most dangerous criminals who escaped while in custody from a police van.

According to a statement from the channel, the case presents Ndlovu with hurdles at every turn, but what makes it even more challenging is his love interest, Bongi Nkosi, played by “Fatal Seduction” star Lunathi Mampofu, who is also a fellow detective.

Lunathi Mampofu. Picture: Instagram

He soon finds that striking a balance between his career and private life is easier said than done.

Ultimately, the two set out on an action-packed adventure to catch the bad guys.

Produced by Seriti Films, the series is filled with crime, corruption, and betrayal of the highest level.

“How to Manifest a Man” star Aluve Mjali also enters as Marcus “Mamba” Moagi, a highly skilled hacker and Primo Baloyi as Veli “Veja” Mohalanyane, who is deeply connected to the community, which makes him a reliable informant.

Other cast members include Zikhona Bali as Azania, Saint Seseli as Patrick and Thami Mngqolo as Dr Pitso.

“The big question is: Can Bheki trust his team of overqualified and egotistical law enforcers to recapture this group of dangerous escapees and expose a web of corruption that reaches the highest levels of power before the city descends into irreversible chaos,” read Mzansi Magic’s statement.

Shirley Adonisi, director of Local Entertainment Channels: M-Net, said the series captures the true essence of a criminal investigation show.

“It includes a cast and plot that will keep viewers guessing with every episode. We are excited to bring something that we know our viewers will look forward to and make it part of the already strong and entertaining Sunday line-up.”

∎ “Code 13” will air from Sunday, April 14, at 8 pm on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161).