What to watch on Showmax in August 2022
The Wife is up for 10 SAFTAS. Watch The Wife Behind the Veil now on Showmax

The Wife broke records on Showmax with its compelling storylines and brilliant acting. Now, ahead of the third season coming in November, go behind the scenes to find out more about the Zulu brothers and the women who love them in the eight-part special The Wife: Behind the Veil

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Taking home the silverware

The Wife wasn’t just popular with viewers. It won DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards for Abdul Khoza (Nqoba) and Kwenzo Ngcobo (Qhawe), and is now up for 10 SAFTAs, including Best Telenovela, Best Actor (Bonko Khoza as Mqhele), Best Supporting Actor (Abdul Khoza as Nqoba), and Supporting Actress (Zikhona Sodlaka as Mandisa). 


Reconnect with The Wife in Behind The Veil

The 5am club is back! You’ll have every reason to get up at 5am again in August to binge two episodes of the eight-part special. Here’s what’s coming up. 

We revisit the tumultuous relationship between Hlomu and Mqhele, the central love story of the first season. Actors Mbalenhle Mavimbela (Hlomu) and Bonko Khoza (Mqhele) developed, nurtured, and executed their complex relationship on camera, and they give their insight into the process. 

We also take a deeper look at the love between Zandile and Nkosana, and the lengths the Zulu brothers went to to get Zandile out of prison. Khanyi Mbau (Zandile) and Mondli Makhoba (Nkosana) reflect on their journeys in the series. 

Wondering how the series emerged from the novels? We go right back to the beginning and hear from the writer and director about the process of developing the telenovela inspired by the beloved book series by Dudu Busani-Dube. 

Plus, the Zulu brothers revisit their favourite fight sequences, and we look back on the fights and rivalries that made the series so exciting. Some of those slaps really landed! 

And of course, let’s talk about sex: Khanyi and Mondli talk about that scene and how it got all of South Africa talking. 

Featuring never-before-seen footage and back-from-the-dead appearances from the likes of Siyabonga Shibe and Ntando Mncube (the Majola brothers), this is one special the 5am club won’t want to miss … 

Stream two episodes of The Wife: Behind the Veil every Friday from 5 August to 26 August 2022. 

More to watch on Showmax

The tell-all special Mohale: On the Record topped Twitter when it debuted on 4 August, as Mohale Motaung told his side of the story of the breakup of his relationship. Get the scoop on the biggest reality show in Africa in Big Brother Naija: The Buzz, and keep up with the diva in new episodes of Life With Kelly Khumalo Season 3

On the international front, binge HBO’s hit new horror series The Baby and British medical comedy-drama This is Going to Hurt, as well as the third series of A Black Lady Sketch Show. Read more about the August highlights. Subscribe to Showmax from R39 per month and get 14 days free.