The home of entertainment, DStv, has brought a new channel to viewers’ screens. Zee Zonke is a 24-hour general entertainment television channel dubbed entirely in isiZulu with English subtitles, coming from Zee Entertainment.


Zee Zonke is now available on DStv channel 169 on DStv Premium, Compact+, Compact, Family and Access.


Zee Zonke is a testament to Zee Entertainment’s commitment to innovation and diversity, as it proudly brings captivating content to viewers through the power of language – isiZulu. The channel debuts with an array of riveting series across the week and weekends showcasing romance, drama, action, suspense, and crime.


With the many years Zee has been in South Africa, it’s localisation efforts and job creation, the brand has become a household name, one of South Africa’s very own.


“Our vision at Zee Entertainment has always been to push the boundaries of innovation and deliver exceptional entertainment experiences. The launch of Zee Zonke marks an exciting milestone for us as we aim to bridge linguistic barriers and provide a unique viewing experience that resonates with diverse audiences, and we feel we have done that with this channel offering in isiZulu” says Somnath Malakar, CEO: ZEE Africa.


“We continue to strengthen our partnerships, which in turn strengthens our content offering, therefore, we are extremely excited to introduce Zee Zonke to our viewers. What is extremely special about this channel launch is that we get to bring great entertainment in isiZulu. As Africa’s most loved storyteller, we are always looking to offer diverse entertainment to our DStv customers and the Zee Zulu offering aims to do just that,” says Georginah Machiridza, Executive Head of General Entertainment Channels at MultiChoice Group.


“As we bring diverse entertainment to customers, equally so, we avail commercial opportunities to advertisers. Brands can look forward to integrating into the Zee Zonke space and leveraging the audiences for reach in due course,” says Piwe Motshegoa, Head of Sales, General Entertainment at DStv Media Sales.

Here are some of the thrilling titles that DStv customers can look forward to:

We Mamezala at 6

Shubhra plays the role of cupid, defying societal norms to unite the two lovers, creating a heartwarming and unconventional love story.

Imfihlo at 7pm

Follow the story of Isha nd Vikram Saranjame who push past the barriers of age to find love.

Umakhwapheni at 8pm

Radhika who is protective of her marriage becomes suspicious of her husband’s colleague. Join us daily at 8pm as Umakhwapheni explores themes of possessiveness, trust, and relationships in a compelling narrative.

Onesipho at 9pm

Witness the journey of Nayan, a small-town girl blessed with the power of premonition. Due to an unexpected twist of fate, she marries Devansh and soon becomes his saviour.



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