Khumbul'ekhaya returns to the small screen | Wednesday 13 February 2013 13:42
Starting Wednesday 13th February 2013, at 21h00, Mzansi Fo Sho viewers will be introduced to a totally revamped Khumbul'ekhaya! The popular social reality series returns to the small screen featuring an exciting brand new look and feel!
This season of Khumbul'ekhaya will see presenter, Andile Gaelesiwe, located in a new set and playing host to guests in-studio.
The off-screen activities of the show, including the search process for missing people and follow-up work done by social welfare officers, will be shared with the viewers via mobile and a dedicated show's website amongst other social media platforms.
All these changes will not affect the content of the show as it will continue to tell remarkable Mzansi stories of families as they set out on a quest to re-unite and bring healing.
"One of the most exciting features of the new show will be the added element of immediacy, which will give viewers live access to the show via calls into the studio," comments Vukile Madlala - the Channel's Publicity Manager.
Khumbul'ekhaya is a locally-developed, social reality series focusing on tracing long lost relatives, finding estranged family members and healing long standing feuds that have caused rifts and pain in families. The programme's family stories are sourced from all over South Africa.
One of the key reasons for commissioning the initial series was to mark 10 years of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. And, twenty years later, the thrust of the stories told still entrench the values of forgiveness and reconciliation. The themes in the show are often directly linked with the country's Apartheid past, the healing of our nation, poverty and constructing sustainable, strong, functional families.
These themes include the stories of: migrant labourers who left many years ago for cities and are still yearned for by off-spring; family members who have been out of touch for many years; quests for identity and asking questions as to who one is, in relation to family; families seeking closure from bereavement and death; political conflict that besieged our societies during the Apartheid years; stories of returning exiles; healing sibling rivalry; people who are lost; families who are torn apart by anger and pain - often including abuse of - children, women and the elderly.
Don't miss the return of Khumbul'ekhaya starting Wednesday 13 February 2013, at 21h00 - exclusive to SABC1 Mzansi Fo Sho!