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.
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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