Son of a gun

A shocked Chief Azwin­dini dis­cov­ers that he doesn’t have any bi­o­log­i­cal sons, so he de­cides to put some­one rather sur­pris­ing on Thathe’s throne.

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Azwin­dini’s (Gabriel Te­mudzani) young sons Mu­vhango and Mu­londo (Owen Mm­bobo and Ndamulelo Mbuwe) went miss­ing on Mon­day 4 July and a frustrated chief lashed out by blam­ing fam­ily mem­bers for kid­nap­ping his sons. But on Tues­day 19 July, the truth comes out when Azwin­dini is told that the boys weren’t kid­napped; they’re both alive and well and they’ve been taken for a moun­tain ini­ti­a­tion by sneaky san­goma Nen­zhelele (David Ram­ab­u­lana). Hang on! Ac­cord­ing to cus­tom, royal sons don’t ac­tu­ally get ini­ti­ated. So what is go­ing on here? Azwin­dini gets the shock of his life when he finds out that his sons aren’t ac­tu­ally his! Who’s go­ing to be heir to the throne now and what will hap­pen to Thathe?


“He’s shocked, sad and dis­ap­pointed by the news of the chil­dren that he took care of as his own sons aren’t his,” says Gabriel. “But now Azwin­dini needs to pull him­self to­gether and find some­one who he can proudly place on the throne.” Azwin­dini is des­per­ate to find a suc­ces­sor since nei­ther of his “sons” are of royal blood, but when he tells the fam­ily on Wed­nes­day 20 July that he’s search­ing for a suc­ces­sor, he’s met with con­tempt.

Afraid that the chief’s suc­ces­sor may be a ran­dom stranger, fam­ily el­der Vho-Masindi (Regina Ne­sen­gani) and Azwin­dini’s brother Gizara (David Sebe) sug­gest some rather sen­si­ble so­lu­tions on Mon­day 25 July – like Azwin­dini tak­ing a fifth wife to bear him a true­born male heir. But Azwin­dini has an­other plan, one in­volv­ing Than­daza’s (Sindi Dlathu) son Vusi (Raphael Grif­fiths). On Wed­nes­day 27 July, the chief calls up his city- dwelling nephew Vusi and – brace your­self for this – he of­fers Vusi the throne. “Azwin­dini thinks that Vusi is a good fit be­cause of the lin­eage and also, when Vusi was hav­ing a dif­fi­cult time with his mother Than­daza in Au­gust 2015, the chief let Vusi stay with him.” Vusi’s not sure that he’s ready for such an im­por­tant task just yet, but Azwin­dini is happy to groom Vusi to one day be­come chief. Young Mu­vhango isn’t Azwin­dini’s son.

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