Twenty-eight years ago, Bhekisizwe Mthethwa (Sello Maake Ka Ncube) was fired from his job at a butchery due to his leg injury. With no job and a hungry wife and baby, Bheki sought the guidance of the local witch, MaMngadi (Winnie Ntshaba), who promised him a bright future, if he was willing to make a great sacrifice.
When we meet Bheki in the present, he’s married to MaMngadi with three more children, Muzi (Sparky Xulu), Nkosana (Paballo Mavundla) and Dumazile (Cindy Mahlangu). Soon, we realise that Bheki’s big sacrifice still weighs heavily on his soul and when he chooses the successor to his cattle business, viewers get to see a family at odds and siblings in rivalry, as they go into battle over what each believes to be rightfully theirs.
“Sacrifice is at the heart of many human stories, particularly when looking at the family structure. It’s the man’s responsibility to take care of his loved ones and sometimes the pressure of supporting the family can drive a man to the edges of darkness. The Herd is essentially about that: the sacrifices we make for love,” says Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net, Reneilwe Sema.
Joining the cast of this compelling series are the following actors: Zethu Dhlomo playing the tough and gifted gunslinger, Lwandle; Sihle Ndaba as Bheki’s golden child, Kayise; Tiisetso Thoka as the Mthethwa’s leading herdsman, Dingane and Peter Mashigo as the troubled alcoholic, Magubane.
How many sacrifices does it take to hold on to what we treasure the most? Can true love overcome supernatural powers?
Who will be the next sacrifice? #TheHerdMzansi pic.twitter.com/Q4KFKJolYl— Mzansi Magic (@Mzansimagic) July 8, 2018
I wonder who is the horserider in all black everything #theherdmzansi #theherd— Mooi (@Iam_Mooi) July 8, 2018
The Mthethwas kids I think 🤔 I’m liking them. #TheHerdMzansi baza nedrama e-relevant. Ubuloyi nami kunzima asihambelani.— Jabu (@thabangjel) July 8, 2018
These chickens are dying for nothing here 😳 #Theherdmzansi pic.twitter.com/a5wuonTium— Tambo okaDumiso (@mdladlamn) July 8, 2018
I wonder who is this man in black.#TheHerdMzansi— Icamagu_likaNtu (@Zukisa_Zuu) July 8, 2018
#TheHerdMzansi so we have ubuthakathi and cow boys— Ntokozo (@phililedashort1) July 8, 2018
#TheHerd #TheHerdMzansi ena le lecowboy roaming around pic.twitter.com/bOcofAUIer— N E O (@neo_manezzy) July 8, 2018
#theherdmzansi these witches giving us liiiiiffffeeee......Rings from Dubai....sure they used brooms😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/QN1CDC3ceT— 🍑24AUGUST❤️🌹#B'Day (@Philani_njabulo) July 8, 2018
So proud of you @tiisetsotees 👏👏get that coinT buddy. #TLALA #TheHerdMzansi— Mbuso Nhlapo-NKABZ (@MbusoNkabz) July 8, 2018
Nkosana is a spoiled brat Yoh - I can't. #TheHerdMzansi— hip mama (@LadyOMozz) July 8, 2018
Nkosana is a trouble child #theherd #TheHerdMzansi pic.twitter.com/PzhnW98yc1— moeketsi maruping (@moeketsimarupi2) July 8, 2018
Nkosana is a druggie, the other one is shagging a herdsman... #TheHerdMzansi— Vusi (@ThatsMeVusi) July 8, 2018
Nkosana is so useless... Why would you also allow someone like him to run the family business 🙄 #TheHerdMzansi— Lebza (@_LebzaH2O) July 8, 2018
Hhheee hamba Nkosana. Ingati he's going to be the annoying child #TheHerdMzansi pic.twitter.com/hk157Kv3Hb— Ngawo La Mazangwe (@ngawoz) July 8, 2018