The truth comes out

Is the mighty Jack Mabaso as in­vin­ci­ble as he be­lieves?

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Dead Zola (left) is com­ing back to haunt big, bad Jack. Week­days SABC1 (*191) 20:00

Jack Mabaso’s ( Vusi Kunene) crim­i­nal em­pire is show­ing cracks on Thurs­day 9 June when De­tec­tive Zondo (Nico Mkha­bela) re­opens the case into Zola’s (Mu­todi Neshehe) death in March. Zola’s widow Karabo (Con­nie Fer­gu­son) has been try­ing to con­vince Zondo that Jack was in­volved in what was ruled a sui­cide af­ter Zola drove into a bridge on his way to re­veal info that would’ve af­fected Jack’s busi­ness. It looks like team­ing up with the Phakades in late May has worked for Karabo – be­cause Zondo has changed Zola’s case sta­tus to mur­der.


“The re­open­ing of the case sets Jack’s alarm bells off,” Vusi ex­plains. “What has been dis­cov­ered by Zondo? Can he quickly do dam­age con­trol?” That’s al­ways a man like Jack’s first thought. Can the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer be paid off? The new im­age that Jack’s been sell­ing to the peo­ple is threat­ened. It could be the end of him when he’s barely even started, but he doesn’t panic. He’s al­ways in con­trol.” Or so he thinks… On Fri­day 10 June, Jack be­gins to cover his bases in an ef­fort to en­sure noth­ing can be traced back to him.


He be­gins with Kobus (Jac­ques Gom­bault), his right-hand man in busi­ness who took over as CEO when Zola died. “Jack’s re­la­tion­ship with Kobus gets tested when the in­ves­ti­ga­tion hap­pens. He has to know if he’s safe with Kobus. Jack, no doubt, wants to pull him even closer, to make sure that he stays un­der his con­trol,” Vusi says. But it isn’t long be­fore Kobus finds him­self backed into a cor­ner – on Tues­day 14 June, be­tween his loy­alty to­wards Jack and his life be­ing threat­ened by Karabo and Gadaffi Phakade (Vuyo Dab­ula), Kobus must de­cide whether to fi­nally talk and de­liver the death­blow needed to bring Jack down or stay mum.


On Mon­day 20 June, Jack dis­cov­ers that he has been be­trayed and he’s spit­ting venom. “No one likes to be rat­ted out and Jack is no ex­cep­tion. He’s al­ways hated traitors and has dealt with them se­verely,” says Vusi. “He def­i­nitely sus­pects Karabo. She’s made no se­cret of want­ing to bring him down. He doesn’t sus­pect Kobus, who is his weak­est link.”

But while he’s try­ing to fig­ure out who snitched on him, Jack has to face the con­se­quences of his crimes be­ing ex­posed. “He knows that he can’t touch Zondo,” he says. “All he can do is make sure that Zondo has no case.”

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