The Wife Season 3 centres around the two star-crossed lovers: Tswana doctor Naledi Montsho and Zulu taxi driver Qhawe. Gaisang K Noge stars as Naledi, with Qhawe played Kwenzo Ngcobo.
Naledi and Qhawe’s instant chemistry set Twitter alight in Season 2, but Kwenzo says their love story is just beginning. “When two lovers meet, it’s always an exciting and lovey-dovey situation,” says the Port Shepstone-born actor.
“However, a few months later, challenges begin to emerge. That’s when the drama begins.”Season 3 picks up with Naledi kidnapped and the Zulu brothers’ crimes now front page news – and those are just the first of the obstacles Naledi and Qhawe will have to overcome this season.
Qhawe is the sweetest of the Zulu brothers – but still part of a formidable crime family. And Naledi? Well, the Zulu brothers may have finally met their match in their in-laws to be.Kwenzo calls this season “a story about two people fighting for love,” adding that, “What Qhawe and Naledi have is beautiful.
People will witness this couple facing numerous challenges and their world being rocked hard. There are many people who are in love but are in situations that make it difficult for them to love each other, and I believe this story will be very relatable to them. It’s really something beautiful.”
Season 3 expands beyond the Johannesburg taxi industry to Royal Thabeng and the North West, introducing new cast like Sello Motloung (Blood Psalms) as Naledi’s father, Kgosi; Bongo Maffin’s Stoan Seate as Sefako, Qhawe’s rival for Naledi; Lungelo Mpangase (eHostela, Lingashoni, Mzali Wam) as Xoli, Sambulo’s love interest; Mo Setumo (The Queen) as Tshidi, Naledi’s older sister; Terrence Ngwila (Lioness) as Detective Baloyi; and Thabang Lefoa (Skeem Saam) as Tsietsi.
“One thing about Qhawe and Naledi, they love each other,” says Gaisang, who hails from Vaal. “Their relationship is a journey but even in that journey they continue to love each other. Even through obstacles, they continue to be madly in love all the way.”Gaisang says she hopes viewers will find the new season healing, “I don’t want people to be afraid of love,” she says. “I hope this season brings fans joy and makes them excited to put themselves out there and to love again.”