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Netflix Reveals New Faces for Second Season of ‘Blood & Water'

Netflix South Africa has shared the new faces joining 'Blood & Water' for the highly anticipated second season.

Netflix South Africa has revealed the new additions to the popular original series Blood & Water. This comes ahead of the highly anticipated second season which is reportedly set to premiere later this year. Netflix South Africa's shared a fun video of the cast dancing behind the scenes and fans immediately spotted new faces. The video, which has close to 200 000 views, has Blood & Water followers excited for the second season.


Read: Netflix's 'Blood & Water' Set to Return for Second Season

According to TimesLIVE, the new faces joining Blood & Water are Leroy Siyafa, who will play Sam, a new love interest that is set to cause chaos. Katishcka Chanderlal and Alzavia Abrahams will play new characters, Pauline and Zayd. The other addition is Reece, played by Greteli Fincham, who will be getting more screen time in the second season.

Netflix South Africa has shared the video of the new fresh-faced cast members dancing with some of the season one cast members including Ama Qamata, Natasha Thahane, Cindy Mahlangu, Arno Greeff, Dillon Windvogel and Khosi Ngema. The new cast announcement follows Blood & Water director, Nosipho Dumisa's mission to open up the South African TV and film industry.

Blood & Water was the first-ever original African series to be ranked first in ten different countries including the U.S and Nigeria. The hit series was South Africa' second Netflix original after Queen Sono. The teen-led high school drama follows the lives of wealthy South African teenagers and the shocking scandals that they are embroiled in. The series has also been noted for its stellar soundtrack which has featured Nasty C and Rowlene.

Watch the Blood & Water season two cast dance it out in the video below.

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Here's What You Need To Know About The Political Unrest In Sudan

Thousands have been protesting the Sudanese government over the weekend, supporting the military's plans for a coup.

Sudan's transitional government is in turmoil as thousands of citizens conducted a sit-in protest against them, over the weekend. A group of Sudanese citizens have called on the military to disestablish the nation's current government, as the country struggles with the greatest crisis they've seen since the end of former dictator Omar al-Bashir's controversial ruling, two years ago. The weekend's pro-military protests come as anti-military protestors took to the streets earlier this month to fight for civilian-ruled laws.

Military-aligned demonstrators assembled outside of the famously off-limits entrance of the Presidential Palace located in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Monday. Gatherers set up tents, blocking off access to two main intersections, cutting off access to the capital for those inside. Police attempted to wave off crowds with teargas, with Khartoum state officials saying they had, "repelled an attempted assault on the seat of government," in a statement issued Monday.

The assembly was called for by a coalition of rebel groups and political parties that support Sudan's military, accusing the civilian political parties of mismanagement and monopolizing power under their ruling. Demonstrations began on Saturday, but Sunday's gathering saw a lower attendance. According to Reuters, by Monday afternoon, thousands, between 2,000 - 3,000, had returned to voice their concerns. 52-year-old tribal elder Tahar Fadl al-Mawla spoke at the helm of the sit-in outside of the Presidential palace saying, "The civilian government has failed. We want a government of soldiers to protect the transition." Alongside a 65-year-old Ahman Jumaa who claimed to have traveled more than 900 kilometers (570 miles) from Southern region Nyala to show his support.

Protesters are demanding the appointment of a new cabinet that is "more representative of the people who participated in the December 2019 revolution that eventually led to the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir", Al Jazeera reported from Sudan. Protesters headed towards the Presidential Palace, where an emergency cabinet meeting was being held when they were met by police forces.

Pro-civilian political parties have plans for their own demonstration on Thursday, the anniversary of the 1964 revolution that overthrew Sudan's first military regime under Ibrahim Abboud and brought in a period of democracy that the country still struggles to uphold.


Sudanese Twitter users shared their thoughts online, with many drawing similarities between the current unrest and other political crises the nation has faced.


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