Nambitha Ben-Mazwi shines in her lead-role in Diamond City

It's been a long time coming for Nambitha

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:44 PM  | Nambitha Ben Mazwi 


She's on a new show that will surely get you on the edge of your seat, Nambitha returns to our screens on Sunday - 14 October for a highly anticipated 13-part legal/prison drama titled Diamond City

Nambitha is set to play the role of Benathi Zwide; a timid yet bold lawyer set to solve a high profile case. Nambitha stars alongside; veteran actress Noxee Maqashalala and is skillfully supported by Angela Sithole, Lehlohonolo Makoko, and Thabang Molaba.

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi

Nambitha expressed that she's always wanted to play characters vastly different from the ones she’s played before. 

“I never want to be type-casted,” she says, “so it’s great to see how that’s played out in my career thus far. Viewers will be stunned to see me in this light, I enjoyed every minute of becoming a criminal law attorney. My research into the character and law helped with my role. I wanted Benathi to be an effortless and believable lawyer so my body language in itself is vastly different to what viewers expect.”

Nambitha boasts an impressive resume starring in local and international productions such as Black Mirror, Madiba, and most recently Broken Vows, so we're definitely excited to see her role on this new show.

So what is Diamond City about?

Well according to a statement released by the creatives of the show:

 "Diamond City, a prison on the outskirts of Johannesburg, is home to some of South Africa’s most dangerous female prisoners and the story takes place in two worlds; each as complex and dark as the other. One is the gritty, fast-paced, and intricate legal realm in Johannesburg. A city where the law is held to the highest standard and is the ultimate pillar of order in the community. However, as the story progresses, we learn that corruption and greed can infiltrate even the purest of places and turn men and women alike into monsters, and if caught, they may find themselves in Diamond City."

Sounds like a show that we all cannot afford to miss.

Diamond City will air every Sunday from 14 October 2018 – 6 January 2019 at 20:00 on SABC 1.

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