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Renate Stuurman, Connie Chume and Mmabatho Montsho team up for new drama

By Emmanuel Tjiya | 2017-03-28 15:30:09.0

Former Scandal! actress Renate Stuurman and ex-Rhythm City matriarch Connie Chume are headlining new drama series titled Thula’s Vine.

The SABC 3 show set to premiere on Thursday, 06 April, also features a star-studded cast that includes Sivan Raphaely, Wandile Molebatsi, Nandi Nyembe, Martin Le Maitre, Mary-Anne Barlow, Emmanuel Castis, Bontle Modiselle and Yule Masiteng.

Stuurman’s Happiness is a Four-Letter Word co-star Mmabatho Montsho will be stepping behind the camera to direct a few episodes of the 13-episode show.

Montsho recently directed the latter episodes of youth TV drama MTV Shuga: Down Under. She also serves as one of the writers of hit Mzansi Magic drama Lockdown.

The show follows Thula's (Stuurman) journey from a successful urban celebrity that encounters a fall from grace and returns to her roots to discover a passion for her birthright.

A major theme for the show is the current issue of land ownership and rights.