Umkhokha: The Curse is currently the most-watched telenovela on DStv, according to the most recent data from the Broadcasting Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA)’s Television Audience Measurement (TAM).
SOUTH AFRICANS CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF ‘UMKHOKHA: THE CURSE’
BRCSA July 2023 figures also reveal that Mzansi Magic’s drama series Shaka Ilembe is the most-watched TV show on DStv with 828 000 viewers while Umkhokha: The Curse is the most-watched telenovela on DStv with 741 994 viewers.
The July figures also reveal that Gomora is now the second-most-watched telenovela with 721 546, followed by Gqeberha: The Empire with 700 317.
The award-nominated series which aired its first episode in October 2021 as Umkhokha returned in March 2023 as a telenovela titled Umkhokha – The Curse.
South Africans can’t get enough of the faith-based telenovela which focuses on a gigantic church in KwaZulu-Natal, Ithempeli Lenkosi and stars Deli Malinga as MaMzobe, Sibongile Ngubane as Difa, Nay Maps as Sphamandla, Hope Mbhele as Mabusi and many more.
— Jabulani Macdonald ⚡️ (@Jabu_Macdonald) August 16, 2023
DSTV VIEWERS REACT TO FIGURES AND STORYLINES
@m_dimakatsoM: “It’s a soapie you love to hate. Mamzobe drives me mad with her evil behavior, but the clown called Mlungisi keeps me glued bcos I’m wondering where it will all end.”
@MavoSthe: Yup. They having revealed the maternity and all recently, Im struggling to see them creating another future plot that will keep us in suspense but lets wait and see. Unless, of course, #Mamzobe starts shooting some people.”
@OupaMnguni: “UMkhokha is a very demanding soapy from an actor/character perspective, not only does it require talented but also seasoned actors. But unfortunately, Gabi is still new to live up their character demands. She will get better I think.”
@_leratoS: “I loved her from the start, Seeing her in the different light. The pain Zodwa and Difa caused her. You kind of understand Why her guard has always been up.”
@BavumileMbambo: “I didn’t think it was possible, but I’ve grown very fond of the MamMzobe character lol. I hate Difa and his girlfriend shame.”
— Diamond 💎 (@truly_vikki) August 17, 2023
— Jabulani Macdonald ⚡️ (@Jabu_Macdonald) August 18, 2023