Daddy to the res­cue

De­tec­tive Dhlomo turned his back on his pros­ti­tute daugh­ter Sibahle but he’s about to re­alise his mis­take.

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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

AB­SENT FA­THERS

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.”

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