Power player

TT makes ma­jor man­age­ment changes be­fore he turns his back on Kings Casino to ful­fil his des­tiny.

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TT’s (Fezile Mpela) been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing strange headaches, nose bleeds and dis­turb­ing dreams for months. “He has been suf­fer­ing,” ad­mits Fezile, who adds that it’s only since Thurs­day 14 July that things have nor­malised. That’s when TT lis­tened to the mes­sage from his vil­lage el­der (Mike Mve­lase) about leav­ing the casino and re­turn­ing home to be­come the chief of his clan. Wed­nes­day 20 July marks TT’s exit, but not be­fore he gets board ap­proval to dis­trib­ute casino shares… [see the blue box for how he does it].

ON & OFF­SCREEN

Fezile wrapped things up at High Rollers (2013-cur­rent) at the end of April when he re­sumed du­ties as a pro­ducer on kykNET soap Getroud Met Rugby (2016-cur­rent – see more on p28), plus he joined the cast from Tues­day 12 July as Ike Mkhize, the new as­sis­tant coach for the Stry­ders rugby team. “It came nat­u­rally to also work with my fel­low ac­tors on­screen as well as be­hind the scenes. In that way, I can be more in­volved in the en­tire pro­duc­tion,” says Fezile. Read­ers can now look for­ward to Ike and Fafa (Al­tus Theart) bump­ing heads over their coach­ing meth­ods…

THE NEW MAN­AGE­MENT

TT di­vides the shares equally among the four new casino man­age­ment, who are… Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Busi (Jo-Anne Reyneke) is now the big cheese at Kings Casino and she’s un­der more pres­sure than ever with David scru­ti­n­is­ing her ever move. Chief Fi­nan­cial Of­fi­cer David (Antony Cole­man) finds info on Thurs­day 21 July that the casino’s fi­nances are in ru­ins and that they’re head­ing for bank­ruptcy. He can’t wait to see Busi’s face when he breaks the news to her. Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Paul (Justin Stry­dom) seems to be the only one still with a sense of morals. That doesn’t stop Busi from putting him in a tight spot on Mon­day 25 July when she forces him to break the re­trench­ment news to the staff. TT’s proxy Thandi (Nqo­bile Nunu Khu­malo) doesn’t own the shares but she rep­re­sents TT. He chose her be­cause a san­goma prophecy told him in 2015 that Thandi will be the casino’s big boss one day.

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