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Everything you need to know about season 3 of Lockdown

After binge-watching season two of Mzansi Magic’s Lockdown, you probably can’t wait to see what’s in store for season 3. The season 2 came to a dramatic end with an injured Monde (Zola Nombona) making a run for it with the stolen diamonds, as Maki (Linda Sebezo) and her nemesis, Deborah (Pamela Nomvete) came face to face in an explosive showdown.

Here are the answers to all of your burning questions about season three of the hit drama series—and we’ll be making updates as we learn more.

When will it air?

Mzansi Magic reports that season three will air on Monday, 9 July at 20h00.

So, what do we know is going to happen?

It has been confirmed that season three will show opens with a jaw dropping cliff-hanger as Beauty’s life is hanging in the balance with her son Njabulo (Mthunzi Ntoyi) spiralling out of control with guilt behind bars.

Monde wakes up in an inyanga’s house who turns out to be her good Samaritan. Determined to start afresh, Monde decides to contact Simon (Thabo Rametsi) as she believes he’s her ticket to a new beginning. Will the unlucky couple finally get their happily-ever-after?

Meanwhile, Deborah has to deal with a potential suspension after Monde’s escape, while nursing a gruesome injury at the hands of Maki Magwaza. Maki’s revenge plot gains momentum, leaving the once powerful Deborah shattered and alone.

Tyson (Lorcia Cooper) is out seeking revenge from the man that stripped her of her dignity, while Mazet (Dawn Thandeka King) goes after Sharon (Lindiwe Ndlovu) for killing someone dear to her.

Who is in the new cast?

Grace aka Zim Zim, played by Manaka Ranaka

A serial killer, who has a fascination with body parts and operating on people.

Azania (also known as Pinky), played by Dineo Nchabeleng

Azania is a student activist who comes to Thabazimbi along with two fellow activists for arson and malicious damage to national property.

Phindi Mazibuko, played by Mmabatho Montsho

Phindiwe is a naïve and idealistic criminal psychologist who believes that all evil people can be redeemed. She is the apple of her mother’s eye.

Minister Mazibuko, played by Thembi Nyandeni

Minister Mazibuko is the Minister of Correctional Services. She’s been assigned to Thabazimbi to get things under control. Mazibuko is hard-core, and only softens up towards her daughter, Phindi, for whom she will do anything.

Mingus, played by Khulu Skenjana

Mingus is a career criminal, jailed for armed robbery and murder. He has charisma and enigma that is both attractive and fearsome.