Wrongly ac­cused

Emkay is stunned when he’s ar­rested for the mur­der of his for­mer best friend Jama.

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With every­one al­ready point­ing fingers at Emkay (Mlungisi Mathe) be­ing re­spon­si­ble for his neme­sis Jama’s (Oros Mam­pofu) death on Fri­day 8 July, it’s no sur­prise when the cops come march­ing in to ar­rest him on Wed­nes­day 3 Au­gust. “Emkay is a lot of things, but he’s not a mur­derer,” says Mlungisi. But he’d bet­ter get ready to tell that to the judge, be­cause things don’t look good for him…

JUST ONE SIP

It’s been six months since Emkay’s girl­friend Ayanda (Pretty Ncayiyane) left him for Jama af­ter they’d hooked up, but at the time of Jama’s death Emkay still hadn’t for­given Jama for his be­trayal. “As much as he hated Jama, Emkay never hoped that he would die,” says Mlungisi. “Emkay is deeply dis­turbed by Jama’s death, but ev­ery­thing points to him be­ing guilty of en­gi­neer­ing his ex-bestie’s demise, so he’s afraid of be­ing ar­rested.” His worst The cops ar­rest Emkay in front of every­one. fear is re­alised on Wed­nes­day 3 Au­gust and as Emkay is carted off in cuffs, the cam­pus is buzzing with ac­cu­sa­tions and awe. “Emkay ex­pected it be­cause peo­ple were talking, but the po­lice just came out of nowhere and the shock ac­tu­ally came from the sud­den way that they ap­peared and not the ar­rest it­self.”

As he’s taken away to the po­lice sta­tion, Emkay starts to think about the fate­ful night that Jama lost his life. He had al­co­hol poi­son­ing and drowned in his own vomit on the bath­room floor on the day of his birth­day. “It was a wild party, but Emkay isn’t the only one to blame [for what hap­pened to Jama],” in­sists Mlungisi. Jama is dead but still caus­ing trou­ble.

POINT­ING FINGERS

Fol­low­ing the cops’ fruit­less in­ter­ro­ga­tion and a few nights in a cell, Emkay is re­leased on Mon­day 8 Au­gust. But not every­one is as re­lieved as he is about his free­dom. “Peo­ple are fu­ri­ous. Plus, Tbose and Kwaito are even more afraid be­cause now they’re also in the fir­ing line,” says Mlungisi. “Emkay’s afraid of a crim­i­nal record of his own and is look­ing out for him­self. He even be­gins to think that he was framed by the two guys and now he’s even more de­ter­mined to drag them down with him!”

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