VUTHA, starting on Thursday, 03 September 2020 at 21h30. The drama is power-packed with talent including the likes of Kabelo Moalusi, Busisiswa Lurayi, Ayanda Bandla, Leroy Gopal and Dumisani Mbebe to name a few.SABC 2 launches the medical drama – VUTHA, starting on Thursday, 03 September 2020 at 21h30. The drama is power-packed with talent including the likes of Kabelo Moalusi, Busisiswa Lurayi, Ayanda Bandla, Leroy Gopal and Dumisani Mbebe to name a few.
VUTHA is a story that explores the personal journeys of medical professionals in the South African landscape; the often challenging lives that form the backdrop of their career successes and the sometimes dishonest and dubious manner in which that success is attained. We take viewers through their emotional tests, their adherence to society’s expectations of them and their social and financial challenges.
This drama series will serve as a mirror for post-apartheid South Africa in the non-political space, within the ordinary lives of South Africans – particularly in a township environment that is not the obvious Soweto. It will shine a spotlight on how 25+ years of freedom has affected life in South African society through the lives of the characters. We journey into the multi-faceted life of the Daveyton community (affectionately known as VUTHA) through the lives of the medical professionals who serve them.
Beyond the world of medicine, there is a world of love, friendship, betrayal, hope, desperation, corruption, greed and crime. Named after a fictional struggle icon who hailed from Daveyton, the Edward Dondolo Hospital is a furtive breeding ground for colourful characters, high stakes and great drama.
What you can expect in the first episode:
Heroic clinical manager, Dr. Kgopotso Moabe, rushes to save a mother giving birth on the pavement outside the hospital. Specialist obstetrician, Lungile Asumadu refuses to hand over the reins and go on maternity leave. Matron Mologadi arrives home from the UK to fix her fractured family. Hospital CEO Mzwakhe is terrorised by a loan shark for outstanding debts.
“SABC 2 is very excited to bring to our audiences another brand new and hot drama; this time a medical drama. Set in Daveyton, VUTHA chronicles the daily lives of medical practitioners and the challenges that they face both in their personal and professional lives as they try to serve this community. VUTHA reminds us that our health is the most important thing in our lives after all there is no life without it. With a star-studded cast that we managed to assemble, viewers are in for a real treat and will no doubt emotionally connect with the characters and this intriguing story from the first episode. Thursday nights will never be the same again so make sure you tune in into SABC 2 come September!”said, Jacqui Hlongwane–SABC 2 Programme Manager.
VUTHA is produced by Clive Morris Productions.
Khayelihle ‘Dom’ Gumede
Vutha premieres on 3 September 2020 at 9.30pm on SABC 2.