Empini is set in the dangerous world of the private VIP security industry. The 52-episode series is a high-stakes, action-packed drama, starring Siyabonga Thwala as Khaya Bhodoza, a prominent businessman and political stalwart. 

Thwala has won Best Actor SAFTAs for his iconic roles as Mpiyakhe on Isibaya (which also earned him a Royalty Soapie Award), Vusi Zwane on Scandal!, and Musa on Intersexions. He’s also a fan-favourite from the likes of eHostelaThe River, and The Republic. 

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Speaking of his role, Thwala had this to say; “I’ve played many roles in my career, but I am particularly excited about my role in Empini as it will showcase the many facets of myself as a performer. This role has stretched me tremendously, mentally and physically.” says Thwala.

He further adds that Empini is not just another show, but a production that will showcase the high quality content local productions continue to offer.

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“From the cast to the crew, each and every person on set has shown so much passion and drive in ensuring that Empini is viewed as a production of a high quality. It is a project that I pride myself on being a part of,” adds Thwala.

Empini starts streaming on Showmax from 23 May 2024.

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