The sweet es­cape

Kobus switches loy­al­ties and makes a shock­ing confession that leaves Jack at his mercy.

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Crimelord Jack (Vusi Kunene) be­ing re­leased from prison after he was ar­rested in June wasn’t part of the plan that Karabo, Tshidi, Gadaffi and Kobus (Con­nie Fer­gu­son, Le­toya Makhene, Vuyo Dab­ula and Jac­ques Gom­bault) had in mind. Now that their scheme to bring Jack down from within has failed, their mole and Jack’s for­mer se­cond-in-com­mand – Kobus – feels like a sit­ting duck. “He is afraid,” says Jac­ques. But he may have a way out too.

WHEEL­ING & DEAL­ING IT’S JUST A GAME

“Kobus strikes a deal with Jack – he won’t tes­tify if Jack pays him off and al­lows him to dis­ap­pear,” says Jac­ques. Kobus knows what hap­pens to peo­ple who be­tray Jack, but he re­alises that if Jack kills him, it’ll look bad for the gang­ster who’s try­ing to play a clean pub­lic im­age. “Jack un­der­stands that another mur­der could open a flood­gate and as much as he hates to ad­mit it, he can’t kill Kobus.” To sweeten the deal, Kobus tells Jack on Thurs­day 7 July that not only was he work­ing with Karabo and Gadaffi to top­ple him, Tshidi was in­volved as well – a truth that sends Jack reel­ing as he had grown fond of Tshidi. “Right now the only per­son who can help him fi­nan­cially so he can skip the coun­try is Jack, so his loy­al­ties are with him,” says Jac­ques. Is Kobus go­ing to be killed? Once squeaky clean, Kobus is in sur­vival mode when he meets with Jack on Wed­nes­day 6 July. “He thinks of his fam­ily first and get­ting them safe, even if it means putting him­self in the fir­ing line,” says Jac­ques. “He be­trayed Zola (Mu­todi Neshehe) and now Jack. He is not in a good headspace and wants to start afresh.” He’ll need Jack’s help… but why would Jack help him? “He tries to down­play the be­trayal and has an an­gle he’s hop­ing Jack will buy,” says Jac­ques. “There is no proof Jack had any­thing to do with Zola’s death, but if Kobus tes­ti­fies, Jack will go down.”

ROT­TING AP­PLE

While we can’t say if Kobus of­fer­ing to dis­ap­pear for a fee will work to his dis­ad­van­tage or not, we can re­veal that Jac­ques is leav­ing Gen­er­a­tions. “It’s been in­ter­est­ing watch­ing Kobus go down this road and it makes you won­der if his in­tegrity has been com­pro­mised or if it’s the re­al­ity of his sit­u­a­tion that has pushed him to do what he’s done,” says Jac­ques.

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