This South African series played on SABC 1 from the year 1999 until 2004. It surely created a stir as many believed it wasn’t educatuonal, while others wanted it to continue, as they believed it represented the life that Many South Africans live in townships.
Either way, the series went down as one of South Africa’s greatest drama TV shows and broke ground for people who hasn’t acted before — in fact, Bonginkosi “Zola 7” wouldn’t have existed if it wasn’t for the role of Papa Action on season 2.
Here are before VS now picture of actors who were on Yizo-Yizo:
1. Ronnie Nyakale as Papa Action
You know him as Cosmo on Generations : The Legacy
2. Ernest Msibi as Chester Serote
You know his as Amos on Uzalo.
3.Charmaine Mtinta as Nomsa
4. Nomonde Gongxela as Hazel
5. Lorraine Mphephi as Mantwa
6. Patrick Ndlovu as Mr. Mthembu
You might remember him as Ntate Molooi on Zone 14.
7. Jet Novuka as Zakes
He is now on Uzalo as captain Yamkela Mpambani
8. S’thandiwe Msomi as Ms Cele
You might also remember her on generations for her two roles of identical twins, Zindzi and Zoleka.
9. Patrick Shai as Mr. Thapelo
10. Sophie Ndaba as Louisa Tlali
Many know her as Queen from Generations.
12. Nambitha Mpumlwana as Grace Letsatsi
Many know her as Mawande on Generations.
13. Fana Mokoena as Thula
Many know him as Mandla on Generations.
14. Noluthando Maleka as Dudu
15. IsraeI Makoe as Nongoloza
You might know him as Skroef on iNumber Number
If you’ve never watched Yizo-Yizo before, here’s a short review :
The series was set in a fictional school, Supatsela High, in Daveyton, Johannesburg.
In the first season, the school’s dictatorial principal, Mr. Mthembu, is forced to leave after beating a pupil. His successor, Ken Mokoena, is weak and corrupt and allows the school to be taken over by gangs, until he is replaced by Grace Letsatsi, who works with the school community to rebuild the school and expel the criminal elements.