Dodgy loansharks and selling steroids – what on earth is lindile doing?
here’s so much drama in hillside! if it’s not altus (heino schmitt) having an affair or emma (bertha le roux) going to prison, it’s lindile (musa ngema) who’s suddenly behaving out of character. he’s avoiding his friends and is seen sellinging steroids to his clients at the gym and in the t&t sport shop. his worried girlfriend aggie’s (mimi mahlasela) had enough of getting the cold shoulder and on friday 12 december she demands an explanation. but their relationship doesn’t seem to be strong enough to withstand the truth.
mimi says that aggie’s frustrated. “they just made up in august after the big misunderstanding with eddie (luzuko nteleko), the it guy who had the hots for her; now they’re clashing again.” a woman needs stability and security and lindile’s not offering her that at this stage, mimi adds. “he refuses to tell her the truth, so she ends their relationship.” and it’s not just aggie who can see that lindile is hiding something. bernard (werner coetser) notices that lindile’s definitely up to no good when he sees lindile arguing with a stranger in the arcade on monday 15 december.
murder at stasie ses
musa explains that lindile’s experiencing an inner struggle. “the stranger is one of his old school friends who helped him financially to get where he is today.” but unfortunately zola (jabu hadebe) now expects something in exchange for the helping hand he gave his friend all those years ago: lindile must help him to sell steroids because zola’s in serious debt with a notorious debt collector named snakes (carlo radebe) – and payment needs to happen urgently. lindile has no choice but to agree to help zola, musa explains. “lindile feels he owes zola – that’s why he helps him, no matter how dangerous it is.”
but by wednesday 17 december, lindile wants to opt out of the shady dealings when he realises that it’s already cost him his relationship with aggie and that it may even possibly see him losing his job. that’s why lindile refuses to help zola raise the outstanding r7 000. but it’s not that easy to escape loansharks and zola stumbles into stasie ses on thursday 18 december, bleeding from a stab wound. lindile tries everything to save his friend’s life, but it’s in vain…
lindile won’t be smiling much longer.