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…
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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.
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!”