Daddy dilemma

A DNA test gives Masindi the pa­ter­nity an­swer that she’s been search­ing for, but there’s a twist com­ing…

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Sli isn’t happy that her dad Mandla’s keep­ing her away from Neo. Mon-Thu Mzansi Magic (*161) 21:00

As­pir­ing boxer Neo (Mpho Sebeng) grew up in Lim­popo, think­ing that Tha­belo (Sello Mot­loung) is his dad. But Neo’s mom Masindi (Florence Masebe) isn’t sure – and she gets clo­sure on Tues­day 7 June when the pa­ter­nity test re­sults come back. Turns out Neo’s new trainer Mandla (Ma­soja Msiza) is his dad! Seems Masindi hasn’t been en­tirely hon­est about her past…

GAME OF GENES

Neo has other prob­lems – he’s in love with Mandla’s daugh­ter Sli (Di­neo Nch­a­be­leng), his half-sis­ter, al­though nei­ther of them know it yet. “Masindi lived with this se­cret for a long time and now that the DNA test con­firms the iden­tity of Neo’s fa­ther, there will be trou­ble,” says Florence, adding that “Masindi’s pushed to tell Mandla be­cause she knows that Neo loves Sli.” Mandla’s in shock af­ter Masindi’s rev­e­la­tion on Wed­nes­day 8 June and he’s also wor­ried about the young lovers. The parental pair plot to keep their se­cret and at the same time make sure that Neo and Sli are kept very far apart and un­der su­per­vi­sion. Mandla (left) and Masindi (right) are hid­ing a ter­ri­ble se­cret from their son Neo.

STICKY SIT­U­A­TION

Mandla comes up with a plan of ac­tion on Thurs­day 9 June: he’s go­ing to ship his daugh­ter off to study in KZN, far away from Joburg – and most im­por­tantly: Neo. Masindi isn’t sure how well the plan will work and Florence ex­plains that “Mandla’s idea isn’t go­ing to keep the two apart for­ever, so Masindi wants to take Neo home with her and keep him un­der her watch­ful eye”. Mandla doesn’t like Masindi’s idea but doesn’t tell her that if Neo leaves his gym, he’ll be forced to close it down – Neo is a champ in the mak­ing and a guar­an­teed mon­ey­maker for Mandla, who still owes a lot of cash on his train­ing camp.

SWITCHED AT BIRTH

But what nei­ther Mandla nor Masindi know is that Sli’s mom Ruth (Baby Cele) is hid­ing a se­cret of her own. Turns out Sli isn’t even Mandla’s daugh­ter! How is that pos­si­ble? Turns out re­spon­si­ble school prin­ci­pal Ruth and Mandla had a baby 16 years ago but Ruth ac­ci­den­tally smoth­ered the new­born to death in her sleep. A des­per­ate Ruth swapped her dead daugh­ter with an­other new mom’s baby and fled the hospi­tal with her lit­tle “Sli”, which view­ers will learn more about on Wed­nes­day 15 June.

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