Izibazi Zomendo is set in Soweto, Pimville. It explores a dysfunctional relationship between a mother and daughter.
Jabulile, a mother to Kwanele and wife to Sipho, is bound by her faith in the bible strongly believes that divorce is a sin and that prayer is a cure for everything. Kwanele who is a womanist, strongly believes that feminism is “a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women” and that everyone should abide by this. She wants to break the cycle of abuse that is destroying her and her mother.
The story focuses on the wounds inherited by children who grew up in abusive homes, witnessing their mothers endure and tolerate abuse from the men they love. It explores how the choices mothers make to stay with their men and/or marriage causes lasting emotional scars in their children.