Blood & Water : a true story very similar to the series of Netflix

Blood & Water : l'histoire vraie très similaire à la série de Netflix

Blood & Water : a true story very similar took place in South Africa

Available from 20 may on Netflix, Blood & Water is already a small phenomenon on the platform. Number 1 of the most seen in France since its release, the series south african plot. But the story of Puleng is based on a true story ? In any case, it is very similar to the real deal that have actually taken place in the years 2010.

After My first time, Valeria and Outer Banks, subscribers to Netflix have found their new favorite series. Blood & Water is made up of six episodes and follows the story of Puleng (Wada Qamata), a young teen whose older sister has been removed a few days after his birth and has never been found. At a party, she meets Fiks (Khosi Ngema) and gradually will be convinced that she is his sister. Puleng will then join Parkhurst College where Fiks is educated to conduct the investigation.

A true story very similar

Officially, the series is not based on real facts, and yet, the plot of Blood & Water , which recalls a similar story that took place in South Africa and had been much talk in the media of the country at the time, that of Miché Solomon. In 2015, Cassidy Nurse exchange school and meeting Miché Solomon. Quickly the two teens feel a strong connection. „I had the impression to know. It was scary, I didn’t understand why I was feeling that“ if and remembered Miché in an interview in 2019 to BBC.

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A little later, the two young women take a selfie together. A photo that is going to further sow doubt among their friends and in their family. The parents of Cassidy, Celeste and Morne Nurse, then decided to ask to Miché if she was born on April 30, 1997, the date of birth of their daughter, Zephany, kidnapped in a hospital in Cape town. This is the case…

Blood & Water : l'histoire vraie très similaire à la série de Netflix

Miché Solomon aka Zephany Nurse, and her sister Cassidy : the selfie that revealed their likeness

A DNA test will confirm the doubts : Miché is in fact the biological child of Celeste and Morne Nurse. Lavona Solomon, the mother of Miché, is eventually stopped : she has to believe her husband Michael that she was pregnant when she had a miscarriage before of kidnapping Zephany/Miché. It is doomed in 2016 to 10 years in prison for kidnapping. Miché has then met his biological family, which, as in the series, celebrated each year on his birthday despite his disappearance. As she told BBC, Miché is always in contact with his adoptive mother and goes to visit her regularly in prison. Miché has told his story in an autobiography published last year.

Blood & Water : l'histoire vraie très similaire à la série de Netflix

Miché Solomon has been kidnapped at birth

Blood & Water : l'histoire vraie très similaire à la série de Netflix

Miché Solomon has released his autobiography in 2019

Blood & Water : l'histoire vraie très similaire à la série de Netflix

Miché Solomon was kidpannée at birth

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