FROM PRADA TO… LAWYER?
Hey tvplus. What’s Isidingo’s Prada doing these days? I really miss him – ANONYMOUS, SMS
More than a year after leaving Isidingo, Ashish Gangapersad (Prada) is making his soapie comeback as a lawyer. He joined the Scandal! team in August and says Scandal! producer Ilse van Hemert, “For now, it’s a two or three scenes part, but we might find a way to make the part bigger in future.” We’ll see him onscreen from Friday 25 September.
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Mlungisi and Zinzile (Patrick Mofokeng and Gcina Nkosi) have just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary to loving applause from their friends and family. But when even the virtuous Maletsatsi (Joyce Skefu) can fall for something like Lucas’s (Sello Maake Ka Ncube) loadshedding seduction on Monday 31 August, you have to suspect that there are skeletons in every closet. And here it is! On Thursday 10 September, Mlu’s at work when he’s astonished to recognise a face from way, way, way back. Boitshoko (Nkoto Malebye) is the blast from the past that will rock his foundations.
Mlu last knew Boitshoko 13 years ago and “he would spend all his time at the mine and only come home once during Christmas holidays,” explains Patrick. “She was cooking for the miners, selling food at the gate. They started having little chit-chats and it developed until it became a full-blown relationship. He was lonely and he was vulnerable and he was tempted.” And it’s no dip-’n-skip moment either – they were together for almost two years!
HELLO, NOW GO
Boitshoko tells Mlu that she was visiting friends when she found out he was working nearby, so she dropped in to say hi. “I think there was a little bit of excitement seeing someone that he hasn’t seen for a very long time, because he didn’t know why she was there and he didn’t expect her.” But a red flag goes up when she asks to meet his family on Friday 11 September. And it gets worse. “The situation is escalating and Mlu doesn’t know how to get out of it. She goes behind my back to find out where I stay. She goes and spends time with my kids and my wife,” explains Patrick.
ARE YOU STILL HERE?
Mlu is appalled. “The first mistake is that he lies about knowing her. He’s hoping that she’s going to be around there for a little while. But she’s hanging around and he’s like, ‘Oh, I do know her – she’s the wife of a friend from the mines.’ He doesn’t know how to handle this.” On Tuesday 15 September, Eddie (Sandy Mokwena) tells Mlu to get rid of her… and fast. But Boitshoko’s not going. Not when she has a reason to stick around…
NB! Don’t miss the next issue of tvplus, on sale from Friday 11 September, to find out why Boitshoko’s really here.
Ashish has grown a beard and earned a law degree for his new
role on Scandal!.
Mlungisi’s shocked when he sees who’s walked into town.
Boitshoko leaves Mlu speechless.