The Wife

Showmax releases trailer for ‘The Wife: Behind The Veil’ special. Image: Supplied.

Showmax releases trailer for ‘The Wife: Behind The Veil’ special [watch]

Showmax has officially released the trailer for ‘The Wife: Behind the Veil’ which starts streaming on Friday 5 August.

The Wife

Showmax releases trailer for ‘The Wife: Behind The Veil’ special. Image: Supplied.

The official trailer for Showmax’s The Wife: Behind The Veil was released on Wednesday 27 July.


Showmax dropped the trailer for The Wife: Behind The Veil –  an eight-part special that takes fans behind the scenes on the hit telenovela. Fans will find out more about the Zulu brothers and the women who love them.  

The Wife broke records on Showmax and won DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards for Abdul Khoza (Nqoba) and Kwenzo Ngcobo (Qhawe). Now, the telenovela is up for 10 SAFTAs. This includes:

  • Best Telenovela, Best Actor (Bonko Khoza as Mqhele), Best Supporting Actor (Abdul Khoza as Nqoba), Supporting Actress (Zikhona Sodlaka as Mandisa). 

Behind The Veil brings all your faves back to revisit the questions that kept The Wife at the top of the Twitter trends list every Thursday for two seasons. The telenovela features never-seen-before footage and back-from-the-dead appearances from the likes of Siyabonga Shibe and Ntando Mncube (the Majola brothers). This is one special the 5am club won’t want to miss. 

Stream the first two episodes of The Wife: Behind The Veil on 5 August. Two new episodes will release every Friday until 26 August.

The Wife
Showmax releases trailer for ‘The Wife: Behind The Veil’ special. Image: Supplied.

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  • Episode one – Bonko and Mbalenhle Mavimbela (Hlomu) talk about their characters’ toxic love story. They also address how the nation fell in and then out of love with Mqhele. 
  • Episode two –  The directors and writers of The Wife weigh in on what “inspired by” actually means. They also weigh in on the controversial changes they made to Dudu Busani-Dube’s beloved books. 
  • Episode three –  Khanyi Mbau (Zandile) and Mondli Makhoba (Nkosana) reflect on their characters’ love story. As well as the lengths Nkosana and the Zulu brothers were willing to go to in order to get Zandile out of jail. 
  • Episode four –  The Zulu brothers revisit their favourite action sequences. As well as the times the slaps really landed. 
  • Episode five – Mbalenhle and Khanyi reflect on being married into the Zulu brothers’ crime family. As well as their similarities and differences. 
  • Episode six – The episode looks at the music that drove the show. This is from Anzo’s title track to Brendan Jury’s score, while also catching up with Abdul to find out more about his other career.
  • Episode seven –  Khanyi and Mondli talk about their juicy sex scene. This sex scene saw The Wife reclassified as 18LSDVN by The Film and Publication Board. 
  • Episode eight –  The Zulu brothers’ resident nkabi Sipho Ndlovu (Sambulo) will speak through their enemies. From the Majola brothers to the police commissioner to Dlakadla, while Kwenzo and Gaisang K Noge (Naledi) will talk about their hopes for Season 3. 

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