The sweet escape
Kobus switches loyalties and makes a shocking confession that leaves Jack at his mercy.
The gang’s plan to take down Jack falls apart. Weekdays SABC1 (*191) 20:00
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.
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“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.”
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.