Three’s a crowd
Lelo wants to ruin her roomie’s life, but will she get away with wrecking sakhile and enhle’s “perfect” relationship?
aving put her drama with kwaito (clement maosa) behind her last month, lelo (amanda du-pont) has a new pet project: breaking up her roomie enhle (natasha thahane) and sakhile (nicholas nkuna). before you go judging her, it’s not that lelo wants to cause trouble – she’s trying to play the good guy here… saving your friends from horrible boyfriends is what girls do for each other, right? except lelo’s the one that enhle needs saving from!
besties for never
with the varsity at full capacity, lelo no longer has an entire room to herself to get up to no good like she did at turfloop university last year. but having a sweet, pretty roommate with what appears to be the perfect life sees lelo sharing her space with someone to her advantage. and enhle’s ripe for the picking. “she genuinely likes lelo,” says natasha. “she considers her a big sister and we all need people to guide you during your first year.” lelo’s more experienced in the varsity circuit, but for the wrong reasons as enhle’s about to find out when things get heated between her, lelo and sakhile on wednesday 18 february. “snakes don’t hiss anymore,” reveals natasha. and lelo plays the role perfectly as she plants the seed of doubt in enhle’s mind about her boyfriend that she’ll find hard to root out.
at the same time, kwaito’s roomie emkay (mlungisi mathe) is smitten with lelo as she continues to stir in enhle and sakhile’s relationship. lelo hits the sweetspot on friday 20 february when her poisonous words about perfect-guy sakhile seep through enhle’s loved-up exterior. “she stands her ground when lelo bad-mouths sakhile because she’s known him for a long time. they’re childhood sweethearts and enhle knows that he’d take a bullet for her,” says natasha. “but there’s her friendship with lelo. she’s caught in the middle between her boy and her bestie.”
nicholas adds that while “they’re a nice example of a good relationship, lelo makes their union – which was recently sealed with a promise ring – seem shaky by convincing enhle to explore and not be stuck with an ‘old guy’ (enhle’s 19 and he’s 26)”. but what about the boyfriend who’s not set a foot wrong and can’t understand why his girlfriend’s being so offish all of a sudden? “he’s a smart man and lelo’s behaviour is a dead giveaway of her intentions,” says nicholas.
one wrong move
after confronting lelo, sakhile’s left at her mercy on monday 2 march. if he doesn’t let enhle break up with him, lelo will show enhle evidence of his cheating ways. and that evidence? lacy red panties that lelo “found”. she gets her way despite sakhile being onto her and later that day, lelo has enhle crying on her shoulder while lelo secretly manipulates sakhile. the point of this? “i think lelo just doesn’t want to see anyone happy,” says amanda. “misery loves company.”