Kwaito and tbose thought that they were going to Joburg to start afresh – little did they know that lelo had the same idea in mind.
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he last time anyone saw the deviously deranged lelo mthiyane (amanda du-pont), she was holding her former lover kwaito (clement maosa) hostage and had set the house where she hid him alight. kwaito was rescued, but no one saw lelo again. until now…
monday 26 january is the first day of kwaito and tbose’s (cornet mamabolo) new lives. after struggling to get into varsity because of financial setbacks, this means more to kwaito than anything and as the duo walk through the gates of the university, all those problems disappear with the life he left behind in turfloop. “kwaito’s overwhelmed and excited at the same time because he’s being exposed to a lot of different people,” says clement. “joburg is very different to what he’s used to. the fact that he’s exposed to all these languages and that parents aren’t around is in itself a culture shock.” but kwaito’s about to get a shock of another kind on tuesday 27 january – he spots his worst nightmare: lelo!
the devil herself
it feels like a bad dream on wednesday 28 january when kwaito runs into his ex-girlfriend-turned-stalker, who almost murdered him, at the campus residence. but pinching himself won’t make this problem go away. “it feels unreal,” says clement. “this is the last place he thought that he’d see lelo. he’s fearful, worried and concerned.” we soon find out that lelo’s moved back to joburg to start a new life and is obviously freaked to her core when she sees kwaito and tbose at registration. she tries her best to stay away from them, but kwaito eventually sees her. scared for his life, kwaito wants to report it immediately. being a wanted woman, it’s not like lelo wanted to run into her former lover again either.
“she’s horrified,” says amanda. “that was the one place she thought that she wouldn’t see kwaito and tbose. in her mind, the boys were going to turfloop university because it’s
lelo uses the accidental injury to her advantage. kwaito nearly takes a punch from lelo.