Lerumo is barely in the grave before his wives and children start clawing at his estate.
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Businessman Lerumo Mojalefa (John Morapama) has been off Muvhango screens since March 2016 when schemer businesswoman Matshidiso (Buhle Samuels) tried to bully him into selling her his mansion on the cheap. His mindset has changed by Monday 22 August when viewers catch up to him speeding home with good news for his family. But speed kills and death brings out the money-grabbers…
“Shocking! Lerumo’s dead!” says Rantebeng Makapan, who plays Lerumo’s son Morapedi. The cops call Morapedi from the scene of the accident later on Monday 22 August, sending Lerumo’s heir into a tailspin. Morapedi heads to the Mojalefa mansion and starts reaching out to the family’s nearest and dearest to break the news on Tuesday 23 August. “Everyone is in mourning,” explains Rantebeng. “He calls his sister Mangwashe (Tumi Malefo), the Mukwevhos and Lerumo’s friends. He also tells Lerumo’s babymama Carol (Phuti Khomo) but she can’t make the funeral.” But that’s not the only drama starting on Wednesday 24 August… Morapedi (right) isn’t happy when dead dad Lerumo’s (centre) wife Khomotjo returns.
DIGGING FOR GOLD
Lerumo’s second wife Khomotjo (Rami Chuene) kicks down the doors to the Mojalefa mansion after the memorial service on Wednesday 24 August – she wasn’t invited due to a long history of bad blood between her and the family. “She is here to grab her share of whatever money Lerumo left in his estate,” explains Rantebeng. And the surprises keep coming! Deceased first wife Moriti’s ( Tshidi Vera) twin sister Serithi (Molabane Mbatha) reveals the news that Lerumo was racing to tell everyone before his accident: that they’re husband and wife! “Everyone’s still in shock about the death and now they find out that Lerumo has a new wife,” Rantebeng reveals.
NOTHING FOR MAHALA
“Money is a big part of the Mojalefa siblings’ falling apart and it’s the reason that Khomotjo returns,” Rantebeng says. Morapedi thinks that he has every right to his father’s money because he is the male heir, but his sister Mangwashe thinks that she has every right too. Their fight on Monday 29 August is so bad that Mangwashe storms out, turning her back on the family on Tuesday 30 August. With the two kids out the way now, Lerumo’s wives only have each other to fight for his estate.