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.