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Can love save Stokkies ( Wayne van Rooyen) from him­self? Since his Au­gust 2015 par­don and re­lease from prison, Ver­non “Stokkies” Ja­cobs has been try­ing to go straight but it’s as if he’s car­ry­ing the weight of his past around his neck. “Even though he’s gone through the thing of telling ev­ery­one ‘my name is Ver­non’, they still call him Stokkies and that’s frus­trat­ing. He’s try­ing to prove to those peo­ple that he’s changed,” ex­plains Wayne. So on Thurs­day 9 June, when a beau­ti­ful stranger named Chan­tal (Al­to­vise Lawrence) comes look­ing for Stokkies on her son’s be­half, he seizes the chance that she of­fers him for a fresh start.


Al­to­vise Lawrence won sea­son 1 of BET’s Top Ac­tor com­pe­ti­tion in 2015. “Stokkies got a medal of hon­our for help­ing to save the other pris­on­ers and guards dur­ing the prison fire in July 2015. Chan­tal’s son Gar­land (Lea­vante Shebe) read about it and he’s fas­ci­nated by Stokkies,” ex­plains Wayne. Meet­ing the boy on Thurs­day

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