Tumisho Masha: “Hector doesn’t trust Lucas”
Lucas Nyathi has a new playmate, but what does Hector really want?
Scandal! fans will be the fly on the wall as Lucas Nyathi (Sello Maake Ka Ncube) meets his new business contact Hector Thebe (Tumisho Masha) on Tuesday 15 December. While there’s a lot of silky-smooth smiling on the surface, behind the scenes knives are being sharpened. “Hector decided that he’s going to go after the Nyathis some time ago, but it’s his first time meeting them and he wants to see what kind of man Lucas really is and who he’s up against,” reveals Tumisho. “Hector wants to make Lucas think that there are some business prospects between them, to string him along and maybe make him make some mistakes”.
Hector really does mean business – it’s his speciality! “Hector is a property developer. He started in imports and exports and from commodities trading, he went into the property game. He’s looking to develop some properties in the Newtown area around the NFH building. That’s part of his plan: to try rope the Nyathis into something like that and then to drop them at the last minute and still be able to make a profit”. But he’s not just in this for the cold, hard cash and some backstabbing fun…
SETTING THE WRONGS RIGHT AGAIN
“Hector has real agenda: he’s looking for justice. He’s looking to send Lucas Nyathi back to jail and this time to make sure that he’s back there for a long time. He doesn’t want to take Lucas’s life or Mangi’s (Kagiso Modupe) life; he just wants to punish them for what they did. This is a father seeking justice.” And Lucas seals his fate in their first get-together by meeting Hector’s worst expectations. “He doesn’t trust Lucas and he doesn’t like Lucas. Hector believes that Lucas is manipulative and I think that Hector finds that Lucas is exactly the person he always thought he was,” says Tumisho.
Hector still has a lot of cards up his beautifully tailored sleeves, including a secret family connection – someone who’s already in Newtown and creeping closer to the Nyathis every day…
Hector (left) and Lucas’s smiles mask their sly intentions.
What is Hector hiding behind those glasses?