The Queen is an interesting South African television series that first premiered on August 2016. The Khoza family, who are drug lords and conceal their activities under a logistics firm, are the focus of the show. Their disputes with rivals and the Tembisa Police Service are also key themes.
The Queen teasers are here, and as usual, they are filled with intriguing plots and twists. The show ends on January 13, 2023, following its cancellation. A telenovela created by Tshedza Pictures called Gqeberha: The Empire will take its place on the Manzi Magic channel.
A Recap of Major Events on the Show in December 2022
We saw in the December 2022 episodes how Londiwe made an effort to persuade Mlungisi to exact revenge on Brutus for the death of Cora. The Khoza family also held a tribute to Cora.
We also saw the Khozas’s ignorance of the complex game of chess taking place while Mpumelelo focused on the actual facts of who is in charge of the drug trade. As things got messier, Harriet discovered that her family members were in the clutches of her adversaries.
The show ended with Harriet devising a plan to save Nkosiyabo. Mpumelelo also made attempts to prove his case against the Khozas and Londiwe, while Litha received an ultimatum from Londiwe.
We’ll get to find out if Harriet will eventually save Nkosiyabo in the teasers for the January 2023 episodes of the show.
The Queen Teasers for January 2023
Here’s what to expect in the series finale.
Monday 2 January 2023 – Episode 116
Another loss in the family
Are there any chances that the Khoza family may lose more members? No obstacle will go in the way of Londiwe’s vengeful intentions.
Tuesday 3 January 2023 – Episode 117
Ten steps ahead
The demons that plague Londiwe are still with her. Mpumelelo runs into yet another dead end. A Khoza returns to support his family’s necessities.
Wednesday 4 January 2023 – Episode 118
The Khoza family bids their loved ones goodbye. More than ever, Mpumelelo is committed to finding Londiwe.
Thursday 5 January 2023 – Episode 119
Another family member passes away
Will Olerato recover from her terrible wounds? As Londiwe exacts her retribution, she grows more and more insane.
Friday 6 January 2023 – Episode 120
Her own mind is waging war on Londiwe. Harriet holds herself responsible for the passing of her family members. Brutus must act like a grownup.
Monday 9 January 2022 – Episode 121
The mother’s transgressions
As Harriet unravels, she encounters an odd individual. A startling skeleton is discovered in Londiwe’s closet by Mpumelelo. Duma makes vain attempts to save the lady he loves.
Tuesday 10 January 2023 – Episode 122
Walking the line
A startling revelation is made by Harriet. In his pursuit of Londiwe and the Khozas, Mpumelelo is given a reprieve. Mpumelelo is offered assistance with his case by Officer Mbele.
Wednesday 11 January 2023 – Episode 123
The final days are now
The danger starts for Officer Mbele. Mpumelelo is outplayed by Londiwe.
Thursday 12 January 2023 – Episode 124
Support for Londiwe declines. A good thing happens for the Khozas.
Friday 13 January 2023 – Episode 125 (Series Finale)
Forever the Queen
Harriet’s deadliest foe yet awaits her. Will she win, or will the cocaine queen lose her title as a result?
The Queen’s Cast Members and The Roles They Portray
- Themba Ndaba plays the role of Brutus Khoza
- Connie Ferguson plays the role of Harriet Khoza
- Vuyolwethu Ngcukana plays the role of Lumko “Schumacher” Toto
- Lorraine Moropa plays the role of Olerato Mathepelo
- Thembsie Matu plays the role of Patronella “Sis Pat” Zulu
- Sipho Manzini plays the role of Jabulani “Mjekejeke” Zulu
- Khumbuza Meytwa plays the role of Bhambatha Khoza
- Siphesihle Vazi plays the role of Mlungisi Khoza
- Craig Nobela plays the role of Nkosiyabo Khoza
- Ntobeko Mathebula plays the role of Ceboelihle Khoza
- Mbulelo Katise plays the role of Duma Jama
- Sithandile Nkosi plays the role of Londiwe Jama
- Mpho Sebeng plays the role of Litha
The Show Runs on Mzansi Magic on Weekdays at 21h00
The Queen shows on Mzansi Magic from Mondays to Fridays at 21h0 between 22- 24 minutes. Produced by Ferguson Films, the show was released on August 1, 2016. The producers of the show are Lauren Neil, Amanda Quwe, and Eva Khumalo Banda.
The show’s executive producer is the legendary Harriet Ferguson, who is also the lead female character and main character alongside Brutus Mfanafuthi Khoza (played by Themba Ndaba).
Her late husband, Shona Ferguson, also had a starring role in the series before his shocking demise on 3oth July 2021. He portrayed Captain Jeremiah “Jerry” Maake, father to Amo, Mogapi, and Bakang and the rugged robocop spouse of Vuyiswa Jola. He was on the program from Season 1 to Season 4.
The Queen’s original languages are English, Setswana, Sepedi, Afrikaans, isiZulu, and isiXhosa.
The Queen’s Series Finale was the Shortest Episode
As opposed to the typical 260-episode season order, The Queen was renewed for a condensed seventh and final season with only 125 episodes in mid-2022. Following the completion of Seasons 7 and 6, which were both successful, the last season began in July 2022 and will end on the 13th of January 2023.
A telenovela created by Tshedza Pictures called Gqeberha: The Empire will replace the show.
Who are The Queen’s Directors and Writers?
The Queen’s directors are:
- Andries van der Merwe
- Xolani Mabaso
- Zolani Phakade
- Wandile Magadla
The show was written by multiple writers who were responsible for putting viewers in a state of TV addiction. Their names are:
- Sihle Mthembu
- Sthembile Mnisi
- Nelisiwe Ngcobo
- Linda Bere
- Kelton Sinyosi
- Paul Crilley
- Percy Bonga Vilakazi
- Shitshembiso Mabasa
- Bafana Khumalo
- Zamani Khethelo
- Donna Sibande
- Phathutshedzo Makwarela
- Gwydion Beynon
- Christa Biyela
- Duduzile Zamantungwa Mabaso
- Lebogang Mogashoa
- Nandisa Mkhize
- Tiisetso Tlelima
Some Notable Actors Who Previously Appeared on The Queen
- Rapulana Seiphemo as Hector Sebata – seasons 5-6
- Loyiso MacDonald as Kagiso Khoza – seasons 1-5
- Rami Chuene as Gracious Mabuza – seasons 2-4
- Zenande Mfenyane as Goodness Mabuza seasons 1-7
- Sthembiso Khoza as Shaka Khoza – seasons 1-6
- Zandile Msutwana as Vuyiswa Jola – seasons 1-6
- Jessica Nkosi as Thando Sebata- seasons 5-6
- Nomsa Bhuthelezi as MaJali Khoza – season 6
- Dineo Langa as Kea Khoza seasons 1-4
- Sibusisiwe Jili as Georgina Zulu – seasons 4-6
- Zolisa Xaluva as Diamond Mabuza – season 1-3
- Nay Maps as Dingane Khoza – seasons 3-4
- Ntando Duma as Mpho Sebata – season 5