One of Mzansi’s most loved telenovelas, Isibaya has come to an end. The show airs on Mzansi Magic every weekday at 20:30 but now the curtains have closed for the popular soapie. Isibaya is set to be replaced by a new production called Diepsloot.
According to a report by the Daily Sun, Isibaya was canned after the show failed to pull in the ratings that it did before. The show did not make the top 10 enough times to be renewed.
According to a source: “The show is definitely going off air soon as it’s the last season. The cast and crew were informed last year that the show is being scrapped over poor ratings.”
‘Isibaya’ has been canned from Mzansi Magic after failing to keep their ratings and viewership high. Image: @isibayamzansi Source: Instagram
Diepsloot, a show that is produced by Black Brain Productions is going to be replacing Isibaya in the same timeslot.
Sources revealed that they knew in October that Isibaya was not going to make it. Isibaya is a show that is loved by many in South Africa and is set against the backdrop of the dangerous taxi industry.
The show had a decent run over the years and had interesting storylines that highlighted the reality of many South Africans. South African television lovers and fans can only hope that Diepsloot will live up to the hype that Isibaya had.