Khumbul’ekhaya Back With A New Season

Khumbul’ekhaya returns with a brand-new season

By  | Jan 31, 2023, 10:06 PM  | Top of the

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SABC1’s popular EmoTainment series Khumbul’ekhaya returns with a brand-new season on Wednesday, 1 February 2023, at 21:00. 
The series celebrates healing in South African families through forgiveness and reconciliation. 
Presented by Andile Gaelisiwe, the show tracks the journeys of South Africans who ask Khumbul’ekhaya for help in their search to heal their relationships with lost or estranged family members.
In each show, two stories spark tears and laughter as viewers reflect on their family relationships and are moved to implement positive change in their own homes. 
'In all the seasons, the aim is to venture into homes across the country with characters willing to act on their need to heal, and SABC1 provides that platform.' - Ofentse Thinane - Acting Channel Head.
Khumbul’ekhaya tackles socio-economic issues such as abuse, addiction, poverty, and the breakdown of the family structure, which contributes to the continued estrangement of family members. 
Some of the episodes that viewers can look to as we kick off Season 17 are: - 
Episode 1 – 1 February 2023
Makhosonke’s mother ran away from her home in the Free state when her husband threatened to kill her, leaving behind four children, her parents, and her siblings. After over three decades of running away from home, her children encouraged her to face her fears and reunite with her family. In our second story, Lindiwe is looking for her father, who she has never seen in her entire life. Will the quest to find her father be successful? 
Episode 2 – 8 February 2023
Miche seeks to find his mother to fill that empty void in his heart. We travel with him from Limpopo to North-West, to find out if he reunites with the woman who birthed her. In our second story, Mbali is looking for her father, whom she last saw when she was still a toddler. Battling the life’s challenges of not having a father figure, she hopes to find her father as we embark on a journey from Mpumalanga to Gauteng. 
Episode 3 – 15 February 2023
Nomqibelo Motaung, from Palm Springs, was raised by a father she thought was her father, her world turned upside down when she was getting married, and the man who raised her told her that he is not her biological father. She is on a journey of discovery as she leaves Palm Springs in Gauteng to go and search for a man who is said to be her father. In our second story, Mbuyiselo Khumalo was raised by his grandmother after his mother passed away and his father disappeared. He has been searching for his father his whole life, and he hopes this journey will be fruitful as he travels from Sebokeng to Westonaria, where he finds a lead. 
Episode 4 – 22 February 2023
Vusi Mabaso from Ivory Park had his daughter when he was 17 years old, and due to peer pressure, he abandoned his daughter when she was two years old. He is old and mature and wants to rectify his past mistakes. Let’s see his journey unfold as he travels from Ivory Park to Mafikeng, hoping to find his daughter. In our second story, Karabo Lefoka, was abandoned by his mother, who went to KwaZulu-Natal to find work. After having quarrelled with Karabo’s Father, she packed her bags and left, leaving Karabo under his father’s care. Karabo is old and wants to know why his mother left him. 
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