Here comes trouble
Feisty thandeka’s just joined Daddy in the family business, but is Doc about to rue his decision?
Spontaneous, casual, warm and easily affectionate aren’t words that come to mind when thandeka dandala (hlubi mboya) walks into red on tuesday 10 february. this is more evident when she clashes with zolani (melusi mbele) on her very first day as a consultant to help find red its new md. “she’s been managing doc’s (dumisani mbebe) other businesses as a management consultant,” says hlubi of her new soapie character, who isn’t doc’s biological daughter although he treats her as such. while she brokered all of doc’s other acquisitions in the past, thandeka’s been brought over to red records only because he’s having trouble finding a ceo to replace the interim guy, wheeler dealer zolani. but what thandeka doesn’t know is that her “dad” and zolani have a few secrets that they’d prefer to keep hidden… having returned from her travels eager to help her father tend to his new business as a venture capitalist, thandeka gets her colleagues’ backs up almost immediately. “not everyone is happy about her just walking into the job,” explains hlubi. little do they know that zolani’s having an even harder time at the top when, on thursday 12 february, thandeka puts him in the hot seat, revealing his inadequacies. “thandeka’s initially suspicious of zolani and appalled at the high price that he