2 queens, 1 Kingsley
Two queen bees in one hive means war – and Yvonne and Boniswa are ready to sting.
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Trouble walked in when shady businessman Kingsley Seseko Langa’s (Hlomla Dandala) wife Boniswa (Lusanda Mbane) rang the doorbell to her husband’s new home on Friday 26 August and her sister-inlaw Yvonne (Kgomotso Christopher) opened the door looking quite at home. And this fortnight, two women who were perfectly comfortable about their place in Kingsley’s life before, are going to feel the pinch…
CHALK & CHEESE
is starting to go upside- down. She doesn’t jump around and use all these gestures.” Boniswa is gently amused by Yvonne at first, reveals Lusanda. “Yvonne is quite over the top. She always has these stories and she is always playing the damsel in distress, so Boniswa is amused.”
CALL ME A BAD MOM?
But Boniswa isn’t smiling when she criticises Yvonne as a mother on Thursday 1 September. “Yvonne doesn’t look like she’s moved by her daughter Naledi (Dineo Moeketsi) having an affair with Quinton (Brighton Ngoma),” explains Lusanda. “Boniswa is like, ‘What kind of mother are you?’” And when Yvonne strikes back on Friday 2 September, she fights dirty. “Yvonne hints that she and Seseko go way back and that she is the star of the show here. And as much as her husband is halfway across the world for much of the time, Boniswa trusts him completely. There is no way that her Seseko ever could have even looked at a woman like that. But maybe it’s true? It’s a turning point in their relationship. Yvonne isn’t so humorous now. She is irritating. Now I want her out. Now we’re going to see who is the woman in Seseko’s life.” Seseko’s stuck in a war between women. Scheming, gold-digging Yvonne couldn’t be more different than Boniswa. Lusanda reveals, “Boniswa comes from Bisho in the Eastern Cape, so she speaks hectic Xhosa. She’s very grounded, you will hear that immediately – she calls her husband ‘Seseko’ while everyone else calls him Kingsley. She’s warm, quite motherly and a nice, kind person. She owns a school, so she’s not made by her husband. And she is like a Thuli Madonsela [until recently South Africa’s Public Protector] in that even when she is very upset, it’s not like the world Yvonne (left) starts planning her revenge while Boniswa is giving her a tongue lashing.