Daddy to the rescue
Detective Dhlomo turned his back on his prostitute daughter Sibahle but he’s about to realise his mistake.
Sibahle’s forced into a corner at gunpoint by her pimp Amos. Mon-Wed SABC1 (*191) 20:30
Detective Dhlomo (Don Mlangeni Nawa) has a lot on his plate to deal with. His triumphant capture and conviction of Mxolisi Xulu (Naymaps Maphalala) and Mastermind (Ntokozo Dlamini) for the murder of Karina Govender [the role was never cast] has been called into question thanks to Mxolisi’s seductive sister Nosipho (Nompilo Maphumulo), whose recording of Karina’s husband Pravesh (Eeshaan September) con-fessing to the crime went public on Monday 10 October. And that’s on top of Detective Dhlomo’s issues with his daughter Sibahle (Londeka Mlaba)!
It’s been eating away at him that he turned his back on her on Wednesday 28 September and Don explains that “Dhlomo confronted her with her client and her pimp outside a hotel. He couldn’t stand it; he just walked away”. But Dhlomo has no idea that Amos the pimp (Ernest Msibi) had kidnapped Sibahle and terrorised her back into Amos is shot before he can pull the trigger. his service. Now Dhlomo is close to losing any chance he has of setting things right, because Amos is out for blood…
DAD TO THE RESCUE
On Monday 17 October, Amos attacks and abducts Sibahle after she refuses to have sex with a client. Dhlomo tracks them down in the nick of time on Tuesday 18 October, charging in to confront a furious, gun-wielding Amos who’s on the verge of killing Dhlomo’s daughter. “That’s when Dhlomo shoots Amos in the shoulder,” says Don. “The first thing [going through Dhlomo’s mind] is ‘I want to save my daughter’, and shooting Amos is a way to disarm him.” It’s a heroic effort but on Tuesday 18 October, Dhlomo’s boss Captain Mthimkhulu (Sfiso Simamane) finds out that Dhlomo hasn’t slept a wink since
Dhlomo saves his daughter. Dhlomo is utterly guilt-stricken and now very much aware now of what giving up his role as her father in the past has meant for Sibahle’s life. “When this happens, it’s the first time that he’s trying to get to know his daughter better. There’s been a big separation between them – the last time he really saw her was when she was still a toddler. That is one of the reasons that makes him change his mind and forgive Sibahle for all the drama that she went through,” explains Don. “For me as a performer, as a father myself, and as a person who grew up in the township, it brings an educational element about people who father children and just leave them in the custody of their mothers. It helps us to understand people who’ve been through a similar situation.”