Se­cret love

GC finds a man at last, but his ad­mirer wants to hide their love away from pry­ing eyes.

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Tho­bile (cen­tre) re­alises that GC (right) is keep­ing his ro­mance with DJ Jojo (left) un­der wraps… Mon-Wed SABC1 (*191) 20:30

Peo­ple flock from far and wide to KwaMashu to visit GC’s (Khaya Dladla) sa­lon for the best hair­styles and juici­est gos­sip in town. He is a man in de­mand, but lately some­one who’s been hang­ing around the sa­lon hasn’t been wait­ing for an ap­point­ment – he’s been wait­ing for GC to no­tice him. DJ Jojo (Siph­e­sihle Cele) started sneak­ing GC sweet lit­tle love notes and on Mon­day 10 Oc­to­ber, GC fig­ured him out.

“GC is shocked but slowly warms to the idea of Jojo and he ends up re­ally lik­ing him,” re­veals Khaya. But it’s not un­til two days later, on Wed­nes­day 12 Oc­to­ber, that Jojo opens up and ad­mits to GC that he’s crush­ing on the flam­boy­ant hair­styl­ist. Well, it’s high time that GC got a boyfriend, but there’s trou­ble ahead be­cause the “G” in GC may as well stand for gos­sip and Jojo’s pre­tend­ing to be straight…


On Wed­nes­day 19 Oc­to­ber, when Jojo runs into GC with long-time client and friend Nosipho (Nompilo Ma­phu­mulo), Jojo shuts down all the flirt­ing that he has been do­ing and acts as though GC is noth­ing to him but a friend – and not a par­tic­u­larly good friend. GC is baf­fled, es­pe­cially since he’s not the kind of per­son to live life on the down­low and fly un­der the radar. “GC is an open book; what you see is what you get,” says Khaya. “He’s so in love that he doesn’t pick it up im­me­di­ately when Jojo says cer­tain things. Like if GC wants to take a selfie with Jojo and tag the post #BaeThings [‘bae’ is slang for per­son of in­ter­est/lover]. Jojo doesn’t agree. And then his ex­cuse is that the world doesn’t need to know about them be­cause he only loves GC.”


GC knows that he’s worth more than DJ Jojo (cen­tre) fell hard when he saw GC’s (right) spir­ited con­ver­sa­tions with Tho­bile (left) . be­ing some­one’s dirty se­cret. “He has been in so many re­la­tion­ships be­fore with guys who’re still in the closet. Now GC is look­ing for a man who will show him love ev­ery day and is will­ing to tell the world about him and how much he loves him,” says Khaya. But by the time GC re­alises that Jojo is in hid­ing, he’ll like him too much to just let him go. “He didn’t plan to be part of any form of re­la­tion­ship. This comes as a sur­prise to him but he then ends up re­ally be­ing in love with Jojo,” Khaya re­veals. “Peo­ple will learn how sen­si­tive GC is.”


GC isn’t the only per­son who feels like he’s be­ing shut out. His bestie Tho­bile (Nokuthula Mabika) is taken aback when she spots Jojo and GC hold­ing hands in the mid­dle of the street and star­ing in­tently at one another on Mon­day 24 Oc­to­ber. “Con­sid­er­ing that GC doesn’t know how to keep a se­cret, it both­ers him that he can’t share his hap­pi­ness with the world, es­pe­cially when he can’t share this with his best friend Tho­bile,” Khaya adds. “This both­ers him so much that he needs to do some­thing about it.” So GC has a lot to think about on Tues­day 25 Oc­to­ber while Jojo continues to blow hot and cold like a busted hairdryer…


When it came to Khaya’s in­put for pick­ing his on­screen boyfriend, tal­ent was at the top of his list of de­mands. “I work in an amaz­ing space of cre­ativ­ity and our cre­ative direc­tor Mmamitse Thibedi has an open- door pol­icy, al­low­ing for ac­tors to sug­gest sto­ry­lines and, in terms of cast­ing, who it was. I had a say as I am part of the cast­ing team. I wasn’t even look­ing for some­one sexy or hand­some, but I was look­ing for an amaz­ing ac­tor who’s be­liev­able. And lucky for me, af­ter so many hope­fuls, I found GC’s Jojo,” Khaya says.

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