Late musician Zahara. Image via @princekaybee_SA/X

Show goes on: Zahara’s reality series to still air

Zahara’s mother has confirmed that the family is in talks with the SABC for the second season of the singer’s reality show.


Late musician Zahara. Image via @princekaybee_SA/X

Despite her untimely passing in December 2023, the second season of platinum-selling musician Zahara’s reality TV series, titled Zahara – As I Rise, will still air.

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This is according to a source who told Zimoja that the family is still in talks with the SABC about the show.

“She wanted to shoot the new season and show the lobola celebration and everything. But she became ill. She collapsed on the day of the lobola and things took a turn. But the SABC has approached the family and they have agreed to continue with the show,” said the source, who is a family member.

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It is reported that the Mkutukana family is seeking guidance from Zahara’s best friend, musician Vusi Nova.

“The family doesn’t know much about show business. but they are getting guidance from people like Vusi Nova who was one of her best friends.”

The multi-award-winning singer’s mother, Nokhaya Mkutukana, confirmed the talks.

“God is good. We will heal. We don’t want our daughter’s story to go untold. She was our pillar of strength. We are still in talks with the SABC. We are from the rural area thina, we don’t know these things, but people will help guide us so we can go about it the right way.”

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Since Zahara’s hospitalisation in November last year, there were various reports citing family drama which also included her fiancée, Mpho Xaba.

Some of the reports included claims that Loliwe hitmaker’s sisters, Lumka and Bandezwa, had been going on shopping sprees while the singer fought for her life at a private hospital in Johannesburg. There were also reports about the family allegedly not recognising Mpho as Zahara’s husband even after he was said to have paid some of the lobolo.

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According to the source, Zahara’s family is looking to clear the air on such reports and set the record straight.

“It has not been easy. There has been a lot of speculation and conflicts which will be cleared.”

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However, it is not clear if Mpho will be given an opportunity to tell his side if the story.

“He has been painted out to be a bad guy. If the family could allow him to be part of the show because he is an integral part of her last days, it would be fair to give him a chance to speak about what they had.”