Ashes to Ashes teasers August 2016
Monday 1 August 2016
Epsiode 101Damian and Disebo grapple with a Funeral Inspector who arrives unexpectedly. Thandeka washes her hands of the Namanes, leaving them to grapple with Chwepheshe, Mandlakazi’s disappearance, and Reba’s unravelling. Bab’Hlongwane is haunted by Judith.
Tuesday 2 August 2016
Bab’Hlongwane reveals shocking news to Mandlakazi. Nokulunga finds Reba in a terrible state. Mpho wants to spend quality time with Tsietsi but he is off steam on the punching bag. Chwepheshe apologizes to Nokulunga for his poor behaviour.
Wednesday 3 August 2016
With the Namanes falling apart on all fronts, Selo tries to keep things under control but he is met with resistance from family members. Selo, Mickey and Tsietsi devise a plan to get rid of Chwepheshe. A theft is discovered in the cold room.
Thursday 4 August 2016
Tsietsi is shocked to find a manic Reba digging up a hole at Namane Funerals. Chwepeshe plays possum with Selo about his knowledge of the press conference being used as an alibi. Bab’Hlongwane continues to frustrate Mandlakazi, as her pills run out.
Friday 5 August 2016
Reba has found the sacrificed baby. The Namanes needs to give the baby back to its family and Selo can’t risk admitting its origins. Selo goes on camera appealing for help to find Mandlakazi. Chwepeshe is into get the Namanes. Damian discovers that the inspector is the thief.
Monday 8 August 2016
Chwepeshe and Nokulunga narrowly escape a run-in with the Burundians. Selo holds a press conference for Mandlakazi, then comes home to find that Mandlakazi’s heart medication has been taken. Mandlakazi refuses to take the heart medication.
Reba refuses to leave the baby’s bones in the chapel. Thandeka walks out on the family, saying there is nothing more she can do for them. Selo talks Tsietsi into taking him to Nkomonde to help the family.
Tuesday 9 August 2016
Chwepheshe has the Namanes exactly where he wants them. Selo and Tsietsi are between a rock and a hard place. Reba awaits news of Nkonzo’s connection to the child. Damian and Disebo grow increasingly curious about the Namane’s secretiveness about what’s happening in the chapel.
Wednesday 10 August 2016
Mandlakazi battles for her freedom. Tsietsi and Reba argue about the baby remains. Tsietsi is surprised by a nightmare involving a little girl. Nokulunga and Mickey have a big blow out over the Chwepheshe situation and they end up leaving in separate directions.
Thursday 11 August 2016
Selo is at his wits end as Tsietsi is haunted by the child. There is still no sign of Mandlakazi. Things come to a head between Tsietsi and Mpho, as she tries to leave the Namane house. Damian and Disebo struggle to pull Mr. Ndlovu’s rehearsal funeral together. Disebo continues to hide from her husband.
Friday 12 August 2016
Tsietsi manages to get Mpho to stay home but is left powerless when she demands that Ma’Mazibuko return to take care of her. Selo is shattered when the lead on Ma’Mazibuko goes cold. Buzwe manages to get Reba to leave the chapel. Disebo is left flawed when her husband shows up.
Monday 15 August 2016
Selo receives a visitor that may lead him to Mandlakazi. Tsietsi and Nokulunga are both harsh on Ma’Mazibuko, who is still bent on extracting information from an unaware Mpho.
Mandlakazi’s plan to get word to Selo fails. Reba continues to frustrate Buzwe. Damian receives a strange request for a funeral service.
Tuesday 16 August 2016
Selo learns that Cynthia has conned him and is devastated. Mandlakazi throws Bab’Hlongwane off her trail but fails to get more information about where he sources her medication from. Fez shows up at Namane Funerals but is chased away by Damian.
Tsietsi suffers a seizure when he puts his foot down regarding the babies’ names. Chwepeshe decides to use Zungu to his advantage. Damian is under stress trying to do his job and take care of Disebo.
Wednesday 17 August 2016
The family refuse to pay attention to Reba’s warnings about the curse affecting Tsietsi too. With the baby’s grandmother not found, Selo prepares to give up all his wealth to break the curse.
Mandlakazi presses on trying to get an ally in Fez, as her health deteriorates and Bab’Hlongwane gets increasingly erratic. Mickey and Nokulunga break up. Damian finds planning a karaoke funeral a bit of a nightmare and is surprised to find himself getting on with Chwepheshe.
Thursday 18 August 2016
Selo and Tsietsi decide to give away everything to beat the curse and Reba is left out and isolated. Mandlakazi’s body is rejecting her heart. Zungu makes a deal with Chwepeshe to keep an eye on the Namanes. Damian learns that Disebo is actually a pastor’s wife.
Friday 19 August 2016
Fez finally makes contact with Selo. Chwepeshe continues his campaign to frame the Namane’s for the diamond deal in case they are investigated by the police. Mam’Mazibuko worms her way further into the Namane house. Damian discovers that Disebo has lied about her husband’s true identity.
Monday 22 August 2016
Bab’Hlongwane calls Selo wanting to get Mandlakazi’s medication. Chwepheshe is not pleased to learn that the Namane’s are planning to give away their business. Damian believes he has cracked the Disebo saga when he encounters some information regarding cults and his over-imaginative brain goes wild.
Tuesday 23 August 2016
Zungu is unimpressed with the Namanes yet again taking the law into their own hands. Nkonzo canvasses for his mother to be their mole in the Namane home. Buzwe is hurt by her disregard of their relationship.
Mandlakazi finally gets her correct medication. Damian quizzes Disebo’s husband about his church. Damian is convinced the man runs a cult, despite Disebo telling him otherwise.
Wednesday 24 August 2016
Mpho comes to Ma’Dhlomo’s rescue when Tsietsi catches her spying on the family. Reba realises the dead girl has the same surname as Nkonzo.
Chwepeshe’s curiosity around the chapel is piqued but Mickey stonewalls him. Damian realises that Disebo is married to a legitimate pastor and not a cult leader. Fez tries to save Mandlakazi and himself but his attempt to escape fails.
Thursday 25 August 2016
Nkonzo is intrigued by Tsietsi’s unexpected visit and realises he can capitalise on Tsietsi’s unborn twins. Mandlakazi’s health deteriorates again but Fez is reluctant to help as he finds she’s mixed up in some evil doing.
Bab’Hlongwane sends Selo a photo of Mandlakazi so the man can help keep his wife alive with another medication drop-off.
Friday 26 August 2016
The baby continues to wreak havoc, with both Tsietsi and Reba. Mpho reveals to Mam’Mazibuko that Reba found the baby’s bones. Selo is shocked when Bab’Hlongwane demands a Namane baby to be sacrificed for Mandlakazi’s release.
Chwepheshe rubs his rendezvous with Nokulunga in Mickey’s face. Damian has just the plan to get rid of the good pastor.
Monday 29 August 2016
Tsietsi and Selo comes to blows about Hlongwane demanding one of Tsietsi’s babies. Its decided that they’ll bury the sacrificed baby’s bones on their own. Mickey discovers Chwepheshe’s been spying on them. Mandlakazi tries her best to convince Fez about what needs to be done.
Nkonzo and Mam’Mazibuko can’t agree on how to take the Namanes down. Buzwe and Reba kiss and make up. Damian’s plan to hook Phathuli up with Patience goes array.
Tuesday 30 August 2016
Selo is at pains trying to convince Tsietsi to use his first born child as bait for Bab’Hlongwane. Mpho goes into labour, after Tsietsi reveals all to her.
Mickey takes Chwepheshe on and he ropes Nokulunga in to help him take the Namane nemesis down. Damian is elated to find that the dream of being a Namane shareholder is actually a reality.
Wednesday 31 August 2016
The twins are born and Tsietsi and Mpho are grateful. Reba catches Mam’mazibuko trying to leave with the firstborn. A wounded mickey proposes to Nokulunga. Selo realises that the cops have seized the 100 million. Damian manages to get Phathuli to meet with Patience.
In Mzansi, funerals can mean big business. From the competition with the casket, the fancy cars and the red carpet to the catering, not forgetting the couture. So far, death has been good to the Namane family who run the popular and prosperous, Namane Funerals. But their luck is about to run out with the arrival of an estranged family member and a dark secret.
The show features
Patrick Shai as Selogilwe ‘Selo’ Namane
Patrick Shai takes on the role of the Namane family patriarch. He’s a charismatic, charming, street-smart family man, but he has a drinking and gambling problem.
Nambitha Mpumlwana plays Selo’s wife, Mandlakazi Namane
Nambitha plays the matriarch of the family. Mandlakazi puts her family above everything and has done some dark deeds in the name of family. She’s always well-presented, warm and cheerful no matter what’s going on behind the scenes.
Nyaniso Dzedze is Tsietsi Namane, Selo and Mandlakazi’s eldest son
Tsietsi also happens to be his parents favourite. He’s good-looking, smooth, charming, and is the heir and head of the family and business. Deep down he’s a sociopath and narcissist who is all about self-gain and power.
Chumani Pan takes on Monwabisi Namane, the last born
Monwabisi is the good looking romantic in Ashes to Ashes. He is second best to his older brother Tsietsi. He’s an academic with a master’s degree in psychology. He’s also the grief counselor who comforts and counsels families at the family funeral home.
Zenande Mfenyana (Reba)
Reba is a humble romantic from Cape Town. She’s pretty, has inner strength, is self-motivated, curious, and an independent spirit. She has been sheltered and protected by her mother, Nozizwe, who is Mandlakazi’s sister. We ultimately discover the funeral business through her.
More characters in Ashes to Ashes:
Craig Urbani (Mickey)
Head of security at Namane funerals and Selo’s personal bodyguard.
Maggie Benedict (Violet)
Funeral planner at the Namane funeral home who is having an affair with Tsietsi.
Mandla Gaduka (Damien)
He mans the front desk and ensures the daily running of the Namane funeral home office in terms of housekeeping.
Richard Lunkunku (Stitch)
Stitch is a cheerful mortician who takes great pride in his job.