It’s war! Mazwi at­tacks his dead bride’s lover

Mazwi’s shocked by what his dead wife and brother Smanga’s saucy af­fair en­tailed.

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When Simphiwe (Asanda Foji) com­mit­ted sui­cide on her wed­ding day on Tues­day 1 De­cem­ber, hubby-tobe Mazwi (Musa Ngema) blamed him­self. “He was shat­tered, con­fused and blamed this on his af­fair with Nol­wazi (Thando Thabethe), which led him to ne­glect his wife,” says Musa. But af­ter find­ing ev­i­dence of Simphiwe’s af­fair, Mazwi’s guilt turns to rage and he con­fronts her lover on Wed­nes­day 9 De­cem­ber – his brother Smanga (Moopi Moth­ibeli). But he has no idea what th­ese two have been up to and re­alises that his late fi­ancée wasn’t who he thought she was.

“Mazwi vi­o­lently con­fronts Smanga and is de­ter­mined to get him back,” says Musa. But Smanga’s cool, calm and col­lected. “He acts dumb and al­lows the ver­bal as­sault from Mazwi be­cause Smanga re­alises how trau­matic this is on him too,” says Moopi. “A part of the guilt makes him feel like he de­serves it and that’s why he doesn’t re­tal­i­ate.”

BLACK SHEEP

The fam­ily isn’t tak­ing the news of Simphiwe’s death well, no mat­ter what Smanga may be go­ing through. “The idea that a few mo­ments be­fore, he had plans for their new lives to­gether in Lon­don jux­ta­posed with the re­al­ity of her life­less body causes an in­stant para­noia in him,” says Moopi. On Fri­day 11 De­cem­ber, his aunt Karabo (Con­nie Fer­gu­son) ex­presses her dis­ap­point­ment in Smanga, leav­ing him un­sure of his fu­ture at the fam­ily busi­ness or the house. “She had been the one to groom Smanga,” ex­plains Moopi. “His out­rage in­censes her to a point of no re­turn.”

RED ALERT

While that’s all go­ing on, Mazwi goes through Simphiwe’s lap­top on Wed­nes­day 16 De­cem­ber and finds a video of her wear­ing lin­gerie on a bed, talk­ing sug­ges­tively to her lover. He shows the clip to Simphiwe’s mother Ma’Ngob­ese (Khanya Nciza) on Thurs­day 17 De­cem­ber and “she re­fuses to be­lieve that her daugh­ter had an af­fair or that she didn’t love Mazwi,” says Musa. But the cam­era doesn’t lie and Mazwi finds him­self hav­ing to deal with a re­venge plan to avenge Simphiwe’s death and take over Ezweni. And it shouldn’t be too hard now that the en­tire Moroka clan have turned their backs on Smanga.

The bat­tle lines have been drawn be­tween griev­ing Mazwi (right)

and his brother Smanga.

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