Zola On How Her Character Has Evolved On LockDown S5

The drama series will air on Showmax this season

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:48 PM  | Zola 7 

Mzansi's much-anticipated prison drama series, LockDown season five is set to hit our TV screens on the 30th of January and viewers are waiting with bated breath for this thrilling drama series to premiere. 


Known for its cliffhangers, plot twists and emotional roller-coaster, the series is set to leave viewers sitting on the edge of their seats and begging for more.

The fast-paced drama tells a story of inmates who battle with all the hurdles and demons that land them in the fictional Thabazimbi Women’s Correctional Facility. Their fascinating backstories leave you enthralled as they unravel the paths that led them into prison.


Zola Nombona, who portrays the character of Monde (a gorgeous celebrity who is apprehended for possession of her boyfriend's cocaine) gave us a sneak peek into what we can expect from her thrilling character this season.

On the star-studded show, she navigates around getting out of the prison cells by seducing the prisoner’s governor’s son to give her information to put her plan in motion, but her plain hits a rock button as she is busted.
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Since her debut on the drama series, Zola has had Mzansi eating on the palm of her hands with her groundbreaking acting prowess which literally earns a standing ovation. She is multitalented and has a heart of gold. 

Zola's big break in the cut-throat acting industry was on Intersexions. Since she burst into the scene, the actress has managed to remain relevant in the industry and has become a household name with legions of fans.

“This season is going to be fantastic. We are going to see a different side of Monde. She has grown so much! We will get a front row seat into all her troubles of fighting with the prison warder, her running, trying to make things right with Vicky while worrying about her sister, Katlego, who is being transferred to Kgotsong Asylum. Monde is very ambitious and I was afforded a great opportunity to be in a different space "

The drama will move from Mzansi Magic to stream exclusively on Showmax and it will release two episodes every Thursday, from 30 January 2020.

Speaking about the major shift and storyline changes, Zola said: " The storyline has changed a lot because now it's a different audience. It's going to air on Showmax and the producers have made sure that it's more thrilling. They have introduced new locations like Constitutional Hill and new characters like Sophie Ndaba Lichaba. So it will be action packed and a fresh start for the new audience.“
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Asked about her plans for #20plenty she said she's excited about this year because "career wise there's a lot I have planned, I want to grow even more."

Zola is also nominated in the Dstv Mzansi Viewer's Choice Awards 2020 which takes place in March.

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