“I mean busi­ness”

Sonti learns that play­ing with the big boys in busi­ness is a risky and sleazy ex­er­cise.

TV Plus (South Africa) - - SKEEM SAAM -

Char­ity’s on a mis­sion. Week­days SABC1 (*191) 18:30

Sonti (Pearl Maimela) con­fides in her busi­ness part­ner Char­ity (Mak­gofe Moagi) about their in­vestor Mr Langa’s (Phillip Molepo) un­savoury ad­vances to­wards her in ex­change for busi­ness and she asks Char­ity to han­dle the sit­u­a­tion on Wed­nes­day 22 June. But in­stead of fix­ing things, Char­ity’s idea leads to a pub­lic spat with a pow­er­ful man.

FOOL ME ONCE

“Char­ity pre­tends not to know what Sonti told her about Mr Langa when she ap­proaches him later on Wed­nes­day 22 June,” says Pearl. “She plans to prove that Mr Langa made ad­vances to­wards Sonti by hav­ing him do the same to her.” And he does! Char­ity records the con­ver­sa­tion and plans to use it to stop the per­verted busi­ness­man from us­ing his in­flu­ence to get Sonti to sleep with him in or­der for her to get busi­ness from him.

GOTCHA!

Mr Langa comes out guns blaz­ing when he is ap­proached with the record­ing on Mon­day 27 June, aim­ing right at Sonti and her busi­ness. “Sonti threat­ens to go to the po­lice, but he tells her that the ev­i­dence won’t hold up in court and says that they should drop the whole thing, in­clud­ing their con­tract,” says Pearl. “Sonti isn’t hav­ing it be­cause she doesn’t want to lose his busi­ness.” On Tues­day 28 June things seem to be look­ing up for Sonti when she’s called into a meet­ing with Mr Langa and his busi­ness as­so­ci­ates, but lit­tle does she know that she’s be­ing ganged up on.

PAY UP

Mr Langa walks right into the trap. By Fri­day 1 July, it’s clear that Mr Langa wants Sonti to pay for try­ing to tar­nish his rep­u­ta­tion and he’s not back­ing down or let­ting go of what hap­pened. With no le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tion and no one to turn to, Sonti looks set to lose her dream of run­ning a suc­cess­ful busi­ness… but then a lo­cal lawyer of­fers to rep­re­sent her pro bono. Does that mean Sonti’s been saved from men­ac­ing Mr Langa, who has the money for an en­tire le­gal team? Let the law wars be­gin!

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