Reyka is a new M-Net series with many popular actors as cast. Many celebrated television and movie figures including Thando Thabethe and Leeanda Reddy appear on the show. Playing the starring roles are Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen.


Reyka MNet cast
Kim Engelbrecht (41) plays a starring role as Reyka in the MNet series.

The show follows Reyka Gama, portrayed by Kim Engelbrecht, a flawed but brilliant criminal profiler.

Though her past catches up with her present thereby haunting her. She is an investigator trying to connect the brutal murders to the serial killer in the sugar cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal. 

As a child, she was a victim of abduction by Speelman, played by Iain Glen, a farmer.

The experience left her traumatized but assists her in being a step ahead of Africa’s most notorious criminals and turn them inside out.


Kim EngelbrechtReyka
David JamesErasmus
Kgosi MongakeKagiso
Dumisani DlaminiBra Yule
Kennedy StabVilakazi
Tamara JoziBongi’s Gogo
Jessica HainesBeth Tyrone
Kaseran PillayKajee
Mayuri NaiduAsha Pillay
Ilse KlinkVerona
David SherwooPrincipal
Fiona RamsayCathleen Tyrone
Keneilwe MatidzePetronella
Desmond DubePastor Zik
Gontse NtshegangMartha
Nandi NyembeGogo Pampatha
Zimkhitha NyokaBongi
Khayalethu AnthonySoda
Iain GlenAngus Speelman
Jocelyn BroderickExpert Witness
Hamilton DlaminiBrigadier Hector Zwane
Jack DevnarainChairperson
Gerald SteynDetective Nick “Bison” Tanner
David ButlerBloom
Ian RobertsJohn Tyrone
Kenneth NkosiMsomi
Sifiso SimamaneHadebe
Thando ThabetheConstable Nandi Cele
Leeanda ReddySewsunker
Nokuthula LedwabaPortia Speelman
Anna-Mart van der MerweElsa Meyer
Mavuso SimelaneSamuel Zwane
Camilla WaldmanMaxine

Kim Engelbrecht as Reyka

Kim Engelbrecht (41) is a South African actress best known for playing the role of Lolly de Klerk in the soap opera Isidingo.

She is also known for appearing on The CW series The Flash as Marlize DeVoe.

Thando Thabethe as Nandi Cele

Thando Thabethe (31) is a popular South African actress, Radio Disk Jockey, and television personality. She was the presenter for the TV show on channel TLC – Thando Bares All.

Leeanda Reddy as Alia Sewsunker

South African actress Leeanda is best known for playing the role of Kumari Nayar in Cape Town and Vanashree Devan in Scandal! She is a graduate of Speech and Drama and is married to her longtime partner Clive Chetty.

Hamilton Dhlamini as Hector Zwane

Talented actor, playwright, and filmmaker Hamilton Dhlamini (51) is best known for playing the role of Poacher in The Kings Messenger. He also gained popularity for appearing in other films and television serials including Isithembiso.

Mavuso Simelane as Samuel Zwane

Simelane is an actor who gained ground for appearing in The Red Sea Diving Resort in 2019. More on his acting credits include The Widow in 2019 and Deutschland 86 in 2018.

Anna-Mart van der Merwe as Elsa

Multi-award-winning South African actress Anna Martha Prevot van der Merwe (58) is well known for her acting talents. She has appeared in many theatre productions and films. She graduated from the University of Cape Town.

Nokuthula Mavuso as Portia

Ledwaba (38) is a South African actress best known for her roles as Tshidi Khuse in Rhythm City and Angel in The River. She kicked off her profession as an actress when she was 19.

Gabrielle De Gama as Young Reyka

Gabrielle De Gama is an actress, model, and dancer. The 14-year-old also shared that she had suffered bully and wants to tell her story through song. The song track shines the spotlight on issues around bullying – particularly cyberbullying.

Reyka premiers on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv from Sunday, 25 July at 8:00pm.