Flirting with disaster
Zinzile’s sister Phindi just wants to have fun... with Ndu!
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Zinzile Ngema’s (Gcina Nkosi) joy at seeing her little sister Phindi (Pretty Ncayiyana) on her doorstep on Tuesday 16 August fizzled out fast. Adventurous Phindi has run away from home because her husband took her back to her mom and dad like she was a broken appliance being returned to the factory. “Phindi wasn’t getting pregnant and she was just not wife material. Her husband was like, ‘Uh-uh girl, I’m taking you back home. You need to learn how to cook and do this and that’,” explains Pretty. Zinzile tries to do the big-sister thing and send Phindi home, but during her brief visit, Phindi catches wind of a job opportunity that’ll allow her to secretly “live the Joburg life”. And now it’s not just her own family that she’ll be making trouble for…
HOW YOU NDU-ING?
Phindi’s sharp ear catches a hint from Zinzile’s next door neighbour Scelo (Mbulelo Ndlazilwana) that he’s moving on from his job at Qs bistro, so she immediately approaches Qs manager Ndu (Andile Sithole) on Thursday 18 August and sparks fly. “He’s drawn by her energy and how much she wants to have fun,” reveals Pretty. “She is honest with him from the word go. She tells him that she’s run away from her husband and Ndu is understanding. He doesn’t judge and I think that is what she likes about Ndu.”
DON’T DO IT, NDU
…but he doesn’t tell Phindi, who’s head over heels for him. Ndu, on the other hand, isn’t quite as forthcoming. He makes no mention of his engagement to his babymama Gontse (Khanyisile Zwane) on Monday 22 August or that he’s in lobola negotiations. Instead, he’s drawn into a kiss with Phindi on Thursday 25 August. “Phindi is just going with the flow. She goes all naughty and they start flirting,” laughs Pretty, who’s clear that it’s something her character wouldn’t do if she knew about Gontse and the baby. “As much as she wants to have fun, she’s not that kind of girl. Ndu didn’t tell her!” says Pretty.