‘Savage Beauty’ is now streaming on Netflix. Image: Supplied.

‘Savage Beauty’: Netflix announces their latest reality series [watch]

Netflix announced the release date of their latest reality show ‘Savage Beauty’ starring Rosemary Zimu. Take a look…


‘Savage Beauty’ is now streaming on Netflix. Image: Supplied.

Netflix has just announced their newest reality series Savage Beauty coming to the streaming platform on 12 May.


Savage Beauty draws viewers into a world of beauty, secrets and revenge. The series is set to launch globally on Netflix on 12 May. Savage Beauty stars Rosemary Zimu as Zinhle – a mysterious young woman with a tragic past who single-mindedly pursues revenge for a hellish crime committed  by a powerful family, the Bhengus. 

The family has a matriarch and patriarch – Grace and Don Bhengu (played by award-winning actors Nthati Moshesh and Dumisani Mbebe). The pair rule their beauty empire and family with an iron fist, becoming increasingly ruthless as they try to unmask an enemy who wants to see their life’s work reduced to ashes. 

The series is produced by Quizzical Pictures and created by Lebogang Mogashoa. Savage Beauty’s talent roster includes South Africa’s most accomplished actors, and cameo appearances from Terry Pheto, Sarah Langa, Trevor Stuurman, Loyiso Gola, Thando Hopa, Kefilwe Mabote and Lasizwe to name a few. 

Savage Beauty is directed by Rea Rangaka, Denny Miller and Thati Peele, and executive produced by Harriet Gavshon, Lebogang Mogashoa and Nimrod Geva. Take a look at the teaser…

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  • Rosemary Zimu – Zinhle Manzini  
  • Nthati Moshesh – Grace Bhengu
  • Dumisani Mbebe – Don Bhengu
  • Nambitha Ben-Mazwi – Linda Bhengu 
  • Angela Sithole – Thando Bhengu
  • Jesse Suntele – Phila Bhengu
  • Oros Mampofu – Ndu Bhengu
  • Mpho Sebeng – Bonga Selepe
  • Slindile Nodangala – Gogo Simphiwe 
  • John Ncamane – Calvin ‘Kolobe’ Mamabolo
  • Production company: Quizzical Pictures 
  • Writers: Lebogang Mogashoa (head), Neo Sibiya, Nelisa Ngcobo
  • Directors: Rea Rangaka, Denny Miller, Thati Peele 
  • Executive producers: Harriet Gavshon, Lebogang Mogashoa, Nimrod Geva


“Fifteen years ago, Don and Grace Bhengu tested a toxic product on a group of children living on the streets. Now one of the two survivors, Zinhle Manzini, returns to seek revenge,” reads the series’ synopsis.

“Zinhle becomes the invisible force that exposes family secrets, leading the Bhengus down a path of destruction. But innocent people get hurt along the way, while Zinhle’s own darkness threatens to consume her.  Zinhle has to decide whether she wants justice or pure, cold revenge,” the synopsis continued. 

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