It’s in his kiss
Sibahle thinks that Ayanda is pure pastor perfection – until her father steps in.
Sibahle’s getting really close to sexy Pastor Ayanda. Mon-Wed SABC1 (*191) 20:30
So much has changed in Sibahle Dhlomo’s (Londeka Mlaba) life so fast that she’s completely off balance when flirty preacher Ayanda (Kay Sibiya) kisses her on Wednesday 22 June. That kiss comes the same day that her dad Detective Dhlomo (Don Mlangeni Nawa) introduces her to his family’s elders, who embrace her with an introduction to the ancestors. “It’s a rush of excitement,” says Londeka. “Where Sibahle comes from [her troubled past that’s not shown], she didn’t get to feel that she belonged, so for her it’s overwhelming. During the whole ancestor ceremony, it’s the first time she’s felt loved and cared for – and that’s the point of the ceremony.” But this outpouring of love is in stark contrast to the years of rejection and shame that freeze Sibahle for a second. Will she be able to let herself be loved?
Until the kiss, Sibahle’s been wary of Ayanda. “At first, she chooses not to be attracted to him simply because he’s a pastor,” admits Londeka. “She feels that people are going to be judgemental of her past and judgemental of her. She’s trying to run away from Ayanda but at the same time she likes his company. But when the kiss happens, she didn’t expect it, so she doesn’t respond to it until the next day.” Sadly for Ayanda’s devastated exfiancée Smangele (Sihle Ndaba), who walks in on them on Monday 27 June, Sibahle decides to kiss Ayanda back.
NOT THAT INNOCENT
A warning from Sibahle’s dad, whose sharp eye hasn’t missed Ayanda’s interest in his daughter, has the opposite effect to what he’s intending on Tuesday 5 July. Once Sibahle’s heard about Ayanda’s train-wreck life, she sees him in a different – and datable – light. “She thought Ayanda was a saint. She is surprised, but she goes on to ask him about it in a very polite manner – she needs to not take it too badly and not to fight with him. Because her past is worse and more traumatising than Ayanda’s, she’s willing to forgive in order to be forgiven.” It looks like Ayanda’s just won his dream girl by being “Pastor Disaster”!