Good­bye my lover

Bongi makes it to the al­tar but there’s no happy end­ing in sight.

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When Doc (Du­misani Mbebe) lies to his ex-fi­ancée Lerato (Samkelo Ndlovu) about leav­ing his cur­rent fi­ancée and ex-wife Bongi (Thembi Seete) on Thurs­day 27 Oc­to­ber, he digs his own grave – lit­er­ally. When Lerato dis­cov­ers that she was lied to on Fri­day 28 Oc­to­ber, she kick­starts a series of fa­tal events for her lover.

IN LIMBO

Lerato’s de­vi­ous side takes over on Mon­day 31 Oc­to­ber when Doc makes it clear that he’s not leav­ing Bongi. Her plan? To re­veal Doc’s ill­ness that he has been hid­ing from Bongi – and it’s not some­thing that she will want to hear. “Bongi has no­ticed changes in Doc’s be­hav­iour that have made her fear­ful and un­com­fort­able around him,” says Thembi. But even Lerato is left stunned when she gets the di­ag­no­sis from Doc’s doc­tor on Tues­day 1 Novem­ber.

MEET MY DE­MANDS OR ELSE!

Armed with Doc’s med­i­cal records on Thurs­day 3 Novem­ber, Lerato tries to black­mail him. Doc isn’t up for games de­spite her threats to make news of his brain le­sion pub­lic, which would show that he’s un­fit to run Red Records and force him to hand it over to her. She is also hold­ing their re­cent hook-up over his head, but Doc’s ready to come clean to Bongi about both mat­ters later on Thurs­day 3 Novem­ber. “Doc’s med­i­cal con­di­tion helps Bongi ra­tio­nalise his be­hav­iour, but the cheat­ing is un­for­give­able,” ex­plains Thembi.

LOVE & WAR

Lerato is out to make Doc pay. Doc knows he doesn’t have much time left and he tells Bongi that if they get mar­ried, she’ll get Red and it would be safe from Lerato. De­spite reser­va­tions on Tues­day 8 Novem­ber, Bongi stands be­fore the min­is­ter with Doc, ready to marry – but Thembi makes it clear that for Bongi, it’s now “a busi­ness ar­range­ment to pro­tect his legacy”. Doc re­alises that he’s for­got­ten the rings and goes home to get them, but when he doesn’t come back, Bongi wor­ries and goes to find him “as Doc’s con­di­tion makes him er­ratic,” Thembi says. But when she finds him on later on 8 Novem­ber, Doc has his hands on Lerato’s throat and “as Bongi tries to sep­a­rate them,” says Thembi, “Doc hits his head and falls down.” Uh-oh…

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