From left to Right: Don Mosenye as Justice, Paballo Khoza as Moagi, Xoli Zondi as Khosi, David Dennis as Mr Eddy, Sive Mabuya as Dipuo and Austin Shandu as Leano
The new drama series tells a story of a young teacher, Khosi (Xoli Zondi), who gets involved in a pyramid scheme run by a company called Pharaoh Investments. The show is inspired by real-life events and now-infamous pyramid schemes, seeking to answer the question: ‘Why do we fall for pyramid schemes?’ The show is framed by the insightful narration of Khosi’s only son, Moagi, which forms the backbone to guide the audience through a turbulent period during which mother, wife and school teacher Khosi makes decisions which affect her life – and the lives of all those around her.
“e.tv is excited to bring Easy Money to viewers’ screens, soon,” says e.tv Managing Director Marlon Davids. “Quizzical Pictures have worked tirelessly to deliver a high-quality and entertaining drama series that will entertain our viewers”.
Taking on the lead role of Khosi, a school teacher who enjoys a good standing in the community, is Xoli Zondi. Tumelo Don Mosenye will play Justice, Khosi’s husband and father to Moagi portrayed by Paballo Khoza. Noxee Maqashalala who was previously on e.tv’s The Kingdom – Ukhakhayi will take on the role of Zee, Khosi’s older sister. Tinah Mnumzana will play Moagi’s nanny Naledi. Andrea Dondolo will play a helper who is currently the treasurer in the community stokvel. Rhythm City’s Connie Chiume returns to the e.tvfamily and plays Gloria, a teacher and colleague to Khosi who makes a massive investment into the scheme.
Scandal! actress Sive Mabuya will take on the lead role of Dipuo, recruiter at Pharaoh Investments. Mr Eddy, CEO of Pharaoh Investments will be played by legendary actor, David Dennis. Austin Shandu plays Mr. Eddy’s right hand man and professional scammer, Leano. Dipuo and Leano are the tag-team that work and fish for investors on behalf of Mr. Eddy.
Viewers will also see the likes Jerry Phele as Amos, the community construction worker. Gold Diggers actor Thabo Malema joins the ensemble cast as the jovial Collins, who is best friends with Zee. The rest of the stellar cast includes Sibongile Nojila and Jose Domingos
Catch the dangerous journey of Khosi as Easy Money premieres on Tuesday, 12 September at 9:30PM on e.tv and eHD on OpenView HD
About the lead cast:
Khosi played by Xoli Zondi
Khosi is a 34 year old history teacher, wife to Justice and Moagi’s mother. She is a proud woman who does good and likes to be recognised for it. Her standing in the community is important to her and wants to live her #bestlife in all aspects of her life from work, to family and socially. But Khosi’s pride is also her undoing as she does not manage well when her own faults become apparent to her.
Leano played by Austin Shandu
Leano is a 34-year-old professional scammer. He has never had an honest job and has made a living going from scam to scam. His charming nature makes him very good at manipulation and he knows how to get his way. Leano has been employed by Mr. Eddy to be the face of the Pharaoh Holdings investment scheme and he plays his part to a tee.
Justice played by Don Mosenye
Justice is 36, Khosi’s car salesman husband. Justice is a man who enjoys the finer things in life and loves to be seen as successful. He is highly aspirant and has no issue with living beyond his means if it makes him look good. He is a good father to his son, Moagi but as a husband he is less attentive and tender, even though he truly loves his wife. He has a penchant for luxury cars and tends to get them in a financial bind.
Dipuo played by Sive Mabuya
Dipuo (30) is a well-put-together and attractive estate agent, who has found her way into the world of the pyramid scheme, thanks to Leano taking her under his wing. Her background and property sales makes her a great salesperson and she accepts the job of being a ‘fisher’ for the scheme. She enjoys the perks of the job (nice house, nice car, good money).
Gloria played by Connie Chiume
Khosi’s work colleague, Gloria is a maths teacher who invests her retirement money in the scheme. She is no stranger to these sorts of schemes, having invested in Miracle 2000 and MMM and both times got out ahead of the crash.
Zee played by Noxee Maqashalala
Zee (40) is Ma Lizzie’s eldest daughter and Khosi’s older sister. She works as a cashier at the local superette. A fun-loving, glamorous woman who likes the good life, Zee isn’t good at taking responsibility. She is desperate to get her mother’s approval but is often her own undoing as she very rarely sticks to her word or sees anything through.
Moagi played by Paballo Khoza
Moagi (12) is Justice and Khosi’s son who is on the Autism Spectrum. He attends school in Mondeor where his mother teaches and he struggles socially. He is sensitive to strangers and does not fare well with a change in routine and new spaces. Moagi has an above average affinity for numbers and is something of a number genius. His creative outlet is drawing, which he uses to create animated flip books to express his thoughts and emotions
Johanna played Andrea Dondolo
Johanna is a domestic worker in Bassonia. She is a bossy woman who commands the respect of the other domestic workers, her virtual minions. She holds a position of power and wields it with pleasure. As the treasurer of the domestic workers’ Stokvel, Johanna rules with a stern hand. But she will be tested when her know-it-all ways backfire and she finds herself at the mercy of her minions