Press release


Meet House of Zwide’s ensemble cast.

Johannesburg – As we get closer to’s biggest show launch on 19th July, House of Zwide is set to showcase some of South Africa’s biggest stars as well as introducing new faces to our television screens. 

South Africa can expect to see some of their favourite stars such as Vusi Kunene, who plays SA’s biggest fashionista, founder, and owner of House of Zwide, Funani Zwide, and Winnie Ntshaba plays his supportive wife, Faith Zwide. 

Viewers’ favourite Motlatsi Mafatshe will play the comedic Uncle Molefe. The talented Mafatshe will bring moments of humour to the show and qualities that South Africa has fallen in love with over the years.

The Godfather, Isaac, played by Jeffrey Sekele is our sympathetic gangster and former Umkhonto we Sizwe veteran involved in the turbulent hostel wars during the mid-90s. Isaac is a loving father to two beautiful daughters and a husband to Rea played by Matshepo Maleme. 

The flamboyant and talented Khaya Dladla plays Lazarus, Funani Zwide’s life-long confidante and responsible for interpreting and executing his designs. He is always immaculately groomed and obsessed with neatness and order; he takes no-nonsense. 

Some of the new faces on the show will include exciting young talent in Nefisa Mkhabela, who makes her television debut and lead as Ona Molapo while Shalate Sikhabi plays her friend, Shoki. They both navigate the fashion world with challenges in their path.

House of Zwide will premiere on, Openview Channel 104, and DStv Channel 194 from Monday, 19th July at 7 PM.