Nambitha Ben-Mazwi returns to the small screens tonight for the 13-part legal/prison drama, Diamond City.
The star will assume the role of Benathi Zwide; a timid yet bold lawyer who has recently been admitted to the bar and is now tasked to solve a high profile case.
Diamond City, a prison on the outskirts of Joburg, is home to some of the most dangerous female prisoners, and the story takes place in two worlds; each as complex and dark as the other.
One is the gritty, fast-paced, and intricate legal realm in Joburg.
A city where the law is held to the highest standard and is the ultimate pillar of order in the community. However, as the story progresses, we learn that corruption and greed can infiltrate even the purest of places and turn men and women alike into monsters, and if caught, they may find themselves in Diamond City.
We have a stellar cast that captivates the story and ensures all scenes are compelling to the viewer.
“The audience has not seen anything like it before and can expect to be on the edge of their seats,” says Ben-Mazwi.
The drama features seasoned actors such as veteran actress Noxee Maqashalala and is supported by Angela Sithole, Lehlohonolo Makoko, and Thabang Molaba.
“I enjoyed every minute of becoming a criminal law attorney.
“My research into the character and law helped with my role. I wanted Benathi to be an effortless and believable lawyer so my body language in itself is vastly different to what viewers expect.” Diamond City will air from October 14 – 6 January at 8pm on SABC 1.