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?

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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.

fren­e­mies

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.”

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