After months of speculation, the most feared decision has been made and Mzansi Magic’s popular telenovela, Isibaya has faced the chopping board. Isibaya is currently in it’s 8th season but according to Daily Sun it has not been renewed for season 9.
Nomsa Pholiso, the channel director for local entertainment channels at M-Net, confirmed it “It’s always sad when a show that was popular and loved ends, as is the case with Isibaya. However, times change and television is about adopting and adapting. As Mzansi Magic, we’re thrilled about the new partnership with Black Brain Productions. The other exciting element is that this is their first telenovela. It’s a great opportunity for Black Brain to broaden their base and creativity,”
The soapie has been struggling with viewers as their numbers have been dismal. Less and less people tune in weekly at 8:30 PM to watch the show as it has not been appearing in the top 5 for the longest time now.
Leading cast members have exited the show one-by-one and this concerned viewers from all over. Sadly their deepest fears have come to life.