My in­no­cent son

Jab­ulile’s search for the truth is a night­mare come true for her sis­ter Lindiwe.

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Lindiwe’s (Dawn Than­deka King) head has been on the chop­ping block from the mo­ment her sis­ter Jab­ulile (Nom­pumelelo Ndlovu) left her life be­hind, drove two hours from Pon­gola to KwaMashu and moved into Lindiwe’s house. Jab­ulile will not stop un­til she proves that her son Bandile (Ayanda Luthuli) could never have killed Zandile Mdlet­she’s (Leleti Khu­malo) son Nkosi­nathi (Sipho Mh­longo). Guilt and fear are eat­ing at the real cul­prits – Lindiwe and Mx­olisi (Naymaps Mapha­lala) – who framed Bandile and got him ar­rested on 28 March this year. And as Jab­ulile’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion chips away at Lindiwe’s lies, Lindiwe will be haunted by night­mares on Mon­day 11 July.

A MOTHER KNOWS

On Mon­day 4 July, Jab­ulile in­stantly smelt a rat when she saw the key piece of ev­i­dence against Bandile: the bloody T-shirt that she knew couldn’t be his. “She knows her son’s clothes. She washes them and buys them,” in­sists Nom­pumelelo. But aside from phys­i­cal ev­i­dence, Jab­ulile has faith in what her heart tells her. “Bandile is gen­tle and kind; he would never kill a fly. He used to lie and steal, but she knows that he went to KwaMashu to start a good, new life and that he had com­mit­ted him­self to God.” And when Jab­ulile speaks to Hlengiwe (Gugu Gumede) on Wed­nes­day 13 July, she gets the boost she needs. “Hlengiwe tells her that she’s go­ing to find the truth, and so that gives her so much con­fi­dence that she must fight, she must push.”

FIGHTING FOR HER SON

Keep­ing in touch with her son in prison dur­ing her in­ves­ti­ga­tions is also keep­ing Jab­ulile go­ing. “There’s a glass win­dow be­tween the two of them, but she wants to touch her son. She just wants to hug him and tell him that ev­ery­thing is go­ing to be okay. She imag­ines what he’s eat­ing in­side there, she imag­ines that maybe some­body is abus­ing him be­cause he’s very gen­tle. So she just wants to tell him, ‘Mommy is here for you, She’s go­ing to fight for you.” But while the truth makes Jab­ulile stronger, it weak­ens Lindiwe, sink­ing her into dark­ness on Mon­day 18 July…

De­tec­tive Dhlomo (Don Mlan­geni Nawa – left) chats to Jab­ulile and Mondli.

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