The starring and other cast members of the Lingashoni have been revealed. The South African telenovela follows the story of a businessperson who returns after he was declared dead for a decade.

It is an M-Net Original Production. Stained Glass TV and 1 Magic are co-producers. 


Lingashoni cast
Lingashoni was released on 1Magic on 22 Mar 2021.

The series follows the story of a businessman who comes back after many think he was dead. He returns after a decade of being declared dead to reclaim his life.

The 1Magic series revolves around a farmworker who is in abject poverty. After suffering memory loss for ten years, he comes back to his former life. He was living a high-flying life as a businessperson.

Being a witness of murder by a political heavyweight – Jo’burg Mayor Robert Nondumo, played by Luzuko Nkqeto, Mandla Cele, played by Patrick Mofokeng, runs for his life before surviving a murder attempt from a close member of his family. The incident led to him suffering memory loss.

A farmworker Seipati Moeketsi, played by Liteboho Molise, and her children found him by a riverbank. He started his life afresh as Themba after he survived.

He gets married to Seipati and was content with his newfound life on the farm. A decade later, an incident occurred and he starts to get flashbacks of his former self – Mandla Cele.


  • Co-producers: Stained Glass TV, 1Magic. 
  • Executive producers: Gugu Zuma-Ncube, Pepsi Pokane, Mmamitse Thibedi, and Theo Moodley
  • Series producer: Morishe Matlejoane
  • Supervising producer for M-Net: Mariki van der Walt
  • The head writer: Siphosethu Tshapu
  • Storyliners: KG Mogale, Ntando Mhlango, Fulufelo M, Sibusiso Khumalo, Athi Petela, Nombulelo Mcwerah, and Tsale Makam
  • Directors: Thuli Zuma, Sibongiseni Zondi, Nthabiseng Tau and Zimkhita Maseko
  • Title track: Anzo

Starring cast

Patrick Mofokeng as Mandla Cele

He is a South African actor popular for playing the role of King Sibiya on the TV drama Zone 14. Mofokeng has appeared in other drama series including Blood and Water as Brian Bhele and Fallen as Captain Mabena. Patrick was also cast as Solomon Sithole in Heartlines.

Thuli Thabethe as Puleng Cele

She is a popular face on screen and her acting credits have helped skyrocket her into the limelight. Among her acting credits are roles in Intersexions, isiBaya, isidingo, and iThuba Lokugcina. She is best known for being cast as Phumzile in City Ses’la, an SABC1 sitcom.

Thato Molamu as Papi Zulu

The South African actor is famous for appearing on the Generations. Playing the starring role on the SABC1 soap opera helped gain his prominence in the industry. He has also appeared in other series including Greed and Desire, Intersexion, and Umlilo.

Liteboho Molise as Seipati Moeketsi

The Lesotho-born South African actress is no newbie in the entertainment circle. She rose to prominence for playing many roles on television. She appeared on the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango playing the role of Teboho.

Lingashoni full cast

Neho MolokoJabu
Hlengiwe LushabaMaMdabe Mchunu
Archie NhlapoSkoon
Amanda QuweNofirst Nondumo
Namhla NdlovuNovumile Nondumo
Masechaba MoshoeshoeMrs Chauke
Mlamli MangcalaHlangene Nondumo
Kholeka QwabeMrs Thabethe
Vusi KuneneMr Mkhize
Chichi LetswaloMrs Mkhize
Fulu MugovhaniLetlotlo
Sonni ChidiebereSantos
Phila MazibukoFika Shange
Nkopane MoholaTebatso
Muzi MthembuTitus Zondi
Thuli ZuluCelina
Zukisa MatolaSarah Nondumo
Siyabonga SepotokeleDonald Nondumo
Luzuko NkqetoRobert Nondumo
Liteboho MoliseSeipati Moeketsi
Thato MolamuPapi Zulu
Thuli ThabethePuleng Cele
Patrick MofokengMandla Cele