I’ll be watch­ing you

Namhla’s got her eye on her teacher, but her lit­tle crush soon turns into a creepy ob­ses­sion.

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It’s not easy living with a fam­ily of gang­sters, but namhla (thulisile phongolo) seems to have made it work. the teen is pretty, smart and has ad­justed to her mom’s re­turn from jail af­ter an eight-year ab­sence from her life. that was un­til namhla saw a man be­ing killed and was then held cap­tive by a gang­ster last month. now that she’s messed up emo­tion­ally, some love and af­fec­tion from a con­cerned teacher has be­come grossly mis­in­ter­preted – she’s stalk­ing mr sokhulu (bat­sile ra­ma­sodi), who has no idea that his kind words are be­ing mis­read by his stu­dent.

teacher’s pet

namhla’s in­ap­pro­pri­ate crush stems from never hav­ing known non-ro­man­tic love, ex­plains thulisile. “her teacher mr sokhulu shows the care that she’s been long­ing for and she mis­takes it for some­thing else,” she says. “her fam­ily’s not soft and that’s why she’s vul­ner­a­ble and reacts this way to be­ing shown love.” but her feel­ings come to a head on fri­day 20 fe­bru­ary when she hears that mr sokhulu is com­ing over to the diales to speak to her mom lucy (manaka ranaka) about the im­pend­ing school trip to lon­don. “she has mixed feel­ings,” says thulisile. “her un­cle cosmo (ron­nie nyakale) and lucy tend to in­tim­i­date peo­ple and say the wrong thing. but at the same time, namhla’s glad that he’s tak­ing a step in a di­rec­tion that’s more per­sonal.”

ev­ery move you make

“any­one’s ca­pa­ble of be­ing a stalker, but namhla takes it to an­other level,” says thulisile of her plan on wed­nes­day 25 fe­bru­ary: timid namhla watches her teacher’s ev­ery move. “he gets hints here and there when she be­comes at­ten­tion­hun­gry and stays af­ter class, but he’s not sure,” says bat­sile. maybe if he took a look around him once in a while, he’d see namhla at the ta­ble next to him at a cof­fee shop or peek­ing from be­hind the weights at the gym. “she does it sub­tly, where there are lots of peo­ple and it’d be be­liev­able that they’d just bumped into each other if she was caught,” bat­sile says. but how is namhla get­ting around with no car and tons of homework? her new best friend – who’s se­cretly crush­ing on her – kyle (gar­ion dowds). “she likes who he is as a per­son and knows he’d go to cer­tain ex­tremes for her,” thulisile says. she’s got him so wrapped around her fin­ger that he and his driver chauf­feur her around town in her love pur­suit.

the un­sus­pect­ing teacher is in for a

nasty sur­prise.

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