Locked up

Lelo’s back! Get ready to see the vil­lain­ess like never be­fore.

TV Plus (South Africa) - - SKEEM SAAM -

Week­days SABC1 18:30 Thought that we’d seen the last of Lelo (Amanda du-Pont) when she was hauled to jail in Novem­ber 2015 af­ter be­ing con­victed of kid­nap­ping and try­ing to kill her exboyfriend Kwaito (Cle­ment Maosa)? Think again! On Thurs­day 25 Fe­bru­ary, Kwaito learns that his ex-lover Lelo is on the loose and vows re­venge when he finds her. But when Lelo’s most re­cent ex-lover Mangaliso (Bon­gani Ma­sondo) hears the news, he’s de­ter­mined to find Lelo first and find out what’s re­ally go­ing on with the woman who begged him to im­preg­nate her.


By Fri­day 26 Fe­bru­ary, Lelo’s prison es­cape is on ev­ery­one’s lips but Lelo is none the wiser. And that’s be­cause, as Mangaliso finds out on Mon­day 29 Fe­bru­ary, she’s ac­tu­ally still in prison – just a dif­fer­ent one. Sto­ries of her break­ing out were all lies! “Mangaliso has been search­ing high and low for her for the long­est time, but Lelo wanted noth­ing to do with him,” Amanda ex­plains. “In the end, he goes to her pub­lisher Cindy (Phophi Mdau) and Lelo’s up­set when she finds out. She isn’t friendly when she comes face to face with Mangaliso as she’s been try­ing to move on and for­get about her life out­side of jail.”


Lelo has no idea why her ex is there or of the chaos around her sup­posed es­cape. “She has big­ger things to worry about, like sur­viv­ing in jail, and she isn’t con­cerned about what’s hap­pen­ing on the out­side. She’s been through a lot of changes in her life and I guess she’s just try­ing to make it work and ac­cept her new re­al­ity,” says Amanda. “She tried her best to avoid go­ing to jail and even hired the best lawyer, but be­ing in prison has taken a toll on her.”


But don’t feel sorry for Lelo – she has set­tled nicely and has started writ­ing again. “We just don’t know what it is yet,” says Amanda, who finds this new side to Lelo re­fresh­ing. “She’s ac­cepted her re­al­ity and is a lot calmer now.”


“It’s very dif­fer­ent, be­cause my mind has to be in a dif­fer­ent place. Be­fore I left, Lelo was free and now she isn’t. Also, ev­ery­one that I’m act­ing with is new in my world, so that’s also in­ter­est­ing. The dy­nam­ics are to­tally dif­fer­ent,” Amanda re­veals about play­ing an im­pris­oned Lelo.

Lelo’s still in jail – and she’s go­ing nowhere.

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