No nuptials for now
An accident forces Paula to call off her wedding with Altus.
It doesn’t look like rekindled couple Paula and Altus (Diaan Lawrenson and Heino Schmitt) will be saying their “I do’s” anytime soon. We were hoping for good news after they reunited in July, but Paula’s dad Marthinus (Deon Lotz) arrived in August and ruined it – he’s against them re-marrying and wasn’t afraid to say so. On Wednesday 2 September, Paula and Marthinus have a blow-out about the wedding, then on Thursday 3 September, Paula gets a phonecall… Paula tries to get a flight to Venezuela on Friday 4 September and by Monday 7 September, she packs her bags and tells Altus to put the wedding on ice. “The only thing that she can think about is getting to her dad and hopefully making peace,” Diaan says. When she arrives at his bedside later on Monday 7 September, Marthinus is so weak that he barely recognises her and they don’t have a chance to talk.
Back in Hillside, Altus is restless. “He isn’t keen to let the wedding arrangements go,” Heino explains. On Friday 11 September, he tells Sifiso (Anelisa Phewa) that he’s not planning on cancelling the wedding and hopes to surprise Paula with a dream wedding when she returns. Altus feels responsible for Paula’s argument with her father, while Anna places her responsibility as a journalist before her friendships. Matrone bribes Oubaas with koeksisters, Paula receives bad news about her dad, and Ty and Willem are becoming buddies. Gita’s plan to annihilate the Croucamps is taking form, and the Meintjies family are having a difficult time. Pulane doesn’t shy away from flirting with new physiotherapist Franco, while Ty worries that Gita’s plan is too dangerous. There’s a sad day in Hillside, Paula’s worried about her dad’s health, and an unexpected guest arrives in the Laan. Willem gets drunk and reveals a big secret to Ty, while Franco’s clearly playing with fire. Sifiso warns Diederik not to fall for Kim when he asks her to be his date for a work function. Altus is worried about his and Paula’s future, and Bonita and Vanessa discuss Xander’s declining health. Meanwhile, Gita refuses to work with Herman when he suggests a few changes at The Heights.
Altus is on his own in Hillside.
Paula is at her dad’s bedside while he recovers.