Su­per-soapie vil­lains: who’s the bad­dest of them all?

Mzansi’s soapies all have their fair share of schem­ing vil­lians – here’s a look at the bad­dies we love to hate


H ER name was on every­one’s lips when she swooped into town. Just who was the mys­te­ri­ous beauty who beat Shaka Khoza, son of Mzansi’s most pow­er­ful crime fam­ily, in a game of golf and won over his heart?

View­ers of Mzansi Magic’s grip­ping drama se­ries The Queen hoped Good­ness would live up to her name and help heal Shaka’s heart, which, of course, had been bro­ken by Linda.

But when Good­ness snuck into his brother Kag­iso’s bed and se­duced him, fans quickly branded her a gold-dig­ger.

As any soapie fan will tell you, a good twist in the tale can keep you hooked, and this sto­ry­line is no dif­fer­ent. It turned out she was a femme fa­tale with a ven­detta against the Khoza fam­ily.

“Whooo Shame!!!!! [sic] Last Nights Episode got me off the couch,” one fan tweeted af­ter the episode Brother to Brother aired.

Ze­nande Mfenyana, who plays the de­vi­ous Good­ness, is blown away by the re­sponse. “It was awe­some to feel all the love last night as peo­ple watched me,” she said of her de­but. “I was so emo­tional. I cried and I still can’t ex­plain the joy of play­ing Good­ness or hav­ing peo­ple fall in love with her so soon.”

It turns out Good­ness is the daugh­ter of Goldfin­ger, the man Kag­iso (played by Loy­iso MacDon­ald) killed in cold blood. She charms Shaka ( played by SK Khoza) and Kag­iso as part of her re­venge plot – she wants to be­come the daugh­ter- in- law of Har­riet (Con­nie Fer­gu­son) – and take over the crime dy­nasty.

The 32- year- old, who’s re­cov­er­ing from a foot op­er­a­tion, says view­ers are in for a treat as the sto­ry­line heats up in the next few weeks.

She’s not the only vil­lain set­ting the small screen alight – we look at other bad­dies on Mzansi’s soapie scene.

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