WATCH: ‘Unmarried’ star Keke Mphuthi has joined ‘Champions’


WATCH: ‘Unmarried’ star Keke Mphuthi has joined ‘Champions’

Former ‘Unmarried’ actress Keke Mphuthi has joined Mzansi Magic’s telenovela ‘Champions’ as Zipho Buthelezi’s wife.

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Actress Keke Mputhi who’s appeared in Unmarried and Skeem Saam has scored a role in Champions.



Entertainment commentator Jabu Macdonald reports that Keke Mputhi will portray Zipho’s wife in Champions.

Zipho Buthelezi is played by Red Ink and The Wife actor Kwenzo Ngcobo in the Mzansi Magic telenovela.

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Sunday World reports that Ngcobo’s character, Zipho is a titan in the space of talent management.

His story is about navigating the intricate web of professional success and personal integrity.

The show also features award-winning actors Sello Maake ka-Ncube, Kgomotso Christopher and Jo-anne Reyneke.


Executive producer Phathutshedzo Makwarela explains that the show Champions’ uniquely embodies the spirit of South Africa, aiming to inspire and excite our audience.

“It’s a celebration of ambition, positivity, and the resilience of our people. Tshedza Pictures is thrilled to collaborate again with Mzansi Magic, and we eagerly anticipate the moment our viewers will join us on this incredible journey.”

With a star-studded cast, including top actors and newcomers on the rise, viewers can expect passion, power, perseverance and ultimate triumph on Champions.

The Mzansi Magic telenovela recently trended on X when the show received low views in February and received criticised for its storylines.

The Broadcasting Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA) February 2024 figures reveal that the show received less than 300 000 views as it doesn’t appear in DStv top 30 shows.

Champions premiered on DStv, Mzansi Magic (channel 161) on Monday, 5 February at 7pm (Mondays to Fridays).


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