The end is never easy to deal with, even if you can see it coming for a long time. We reached the end of the road with Isidingo this year when many of our favourite cast members from the SABC 3 soapie reported in to work for the last time. Thankfully, fans of Isidingo can still watch the show on television for another two months. The show is set to end in March 2020, however, as many of their scenes are filmed in advance, this week marked the final day on set for many of Mzansi's biggest stars.
After months of speculation, the most feared decision has been made and Mzansi Magic's popular telenovela, Isibaya has faced the chopping board. Isibaya is currently in it's 8th season but according to Daily Sun it has not been renewed for season 9.
Mzansi’s favourite magazine show on Vuzu Amp -V-Entertainment has allegedly been canned after 9 years of being on the air. V-Entertainment is South Africa's hottest magazine show giving viewers a front-row seat to all the freshest local and international celebrity news.
4. Rhythm City
e.tv announced the cancellation of its long-running daily drama which has been on air for over 13 years. The very first episode of Rhythm City aired on 9 July 2007 as a replacement for Backstage. This is despite the fact that the soapie has been performing well with over 5.2 million viewers this year alone, making it one of the top 10 most-watched soapies in Mzansi. According to the channel, decommissioning the soapie is purely a business decision and part of a greater business strategy.
5. Queen Sono
Despite being Netflix’s first original African series and starting the year on a high, Pearl Thusi’s Queen Sono has come crashing down just as quickly. In a statement sent to ZAlebs, a Netflix spokesperson confirmed that they have decided to not continue with the second season.
“We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with season 2 of Queen Sono. We are incredibly proud of the Diprente team for sharing their audacious vision and bringing it to life with Netlflix. A huge thank you to our fans across the world for the love shared for our first African Original series. Netflix is also grateful to the amazing efforts shown by the cast and crew for their stellar efforts in creating this show for our members around the world. We’ll continue to work closely with South Africa’s creative industry to keep producing more compelling ‘Made-in-South Africa’ stories.” said a Netflix Spokesperson.