Muvhango CancelledMuvhango Gets Cancelled After An Illustrious 27 Years [Image: Muvhango/Facebook]

After captivating audiences for an impressive 27 years, the popular South African soap opera Muvhango has been cancelled.


Muvhango Cancelled

The final episode aired on July 2, 2024, leaving viewers saddened.

The soap opera confirmed the news on its X account yesterday:

“End of the Road for Muvhango. Thank you for watching all these years. #muvhango.”

Muvhango first graced our screens on April 7, 1997. Created by Duma Ndlovu, the show initially aired on SABC 2. Its name, “Muvhango,” derives from the Venda word for “rainbow.” The series aimed to reflect the diverse cultural tapestry of South Africa, weaving together stories from various ethnic backgrounds.

The fictional village of Thathe, nestled in the Limpopo province, served as the backdrop for Muvhango. Thathe was home to the Mukwevho family, whose intricate dynamics formed the core of the show. The cast included Chief Azwindini Mukwevho (Gabriel Temudzani), Susan Mukwevho (Maumela Mahuwa), Vho-Mukondeleli Mukwevho (Elsie Rasalanavho) and KK (MacDonald Ndou).

The show tackled many themes, including love, betrayal, tradition, power struggles, and societal issues. From forbidden romances to corporate intrigue, Muvhango weaved intricate narratives that resonated with viewers across generations.

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Viewers In Disbelief

Muvhango Cancelled
Muvhango Gets Cancelled After An Illustrious 27 Years [Image: Muvhango/Facebook]


Muvhango viewers expressed sadness as the soap opera got cancelled.


“The only thing that made us know Amavenda was Muvhango … otherwise, we wouldn’t know these people.”


“Who will hire Thifelimbilu and Susan? Anicabangelani nina 😒”


“You guys played a huge role in sparking interest in the Venda language among many of us.”


“Tshisa fheli tshiya Tula 🥺🥺😭 Muvhango storyline raised us, and some people would watch it to learn the language.”


“You fought a good fight. You documented and preserved Tshivenda. It’s a pity because this has negative implications for that minority population sub-group. Leaving it vulnerable to dying slowly.”

By Rumpel