Giyani: Land of Blood is a South African telenovela drama series created by Tshedza Pictures. It is the very first Xitsonga drama series made since the advent of Television in the Republic of South Africa. It started airing on on 1st April 2019 on SABC 2.
Many Tsonga speaking people are surely missing this entertaining Telenovela which was shot in a piece of land which was owned by Van Reenen family who made their wealth by starting a banana plantation which worked with major supermarkets in South Africa.
Leading Cast and Characters
• Musawahosi “Musa” Baloyi (Wiseman Zitha)
• Gezani Mike Baloyi – “Bra Mike” (Charles Baloyi)
• Thulare Tsakani Baloyi (Linah “Ebony” Ngcobo)
• Mahlori “Pero” Baloyi (Noel Ntshuxeko)
• Sello Richard Mudau (Ndivhuho Mutsila)
• Tutu Gladys Mudau (Yvonne Chaka Chaka)
• Khensani Mudau (Mathabo Mothibe)
• Hlengani Joseph Chavalala (Obed Baloyi)
• Ringani Ruth Chavalala (Susan Maeko)
• Kokwana Chavalala (Glennis Mabuza)
Other characters include
• Vukosi Moyo (Fumani N. Shilubana)
• Tiyiselani Mabasa (Nyelethi Khoza)
• Johnny Risenga Homu (Themba Hlongwane)
• Dayina Topisa Homu (Candy TsaMandebele Mokwena)
• Cawuke (Siphosethu Sihlangu)
I believe every Tsonga speaking person is eagerly waiting for the return of Giyani: Land of Blood, let’s make our voice heard, let’s use all social media channels to create awareness about bringing back Giyani: Land of Blood.