How to beat KK
Matshidiso knocks businessman KK out of the running by pretending that he knocked her down.
Matshidiso is gunning for KK after he doublecrossed her. Weekdays SABC2 (*192) 21:00
Matshidiso (Buhle Samuels) and former boyfriend KK’s (Mcdonald Ndou) love-hate relationship has been simmering volcanically ever since he snatched that glittering gold mine out from under her nose on Thursday 29 September. She started laying the groundwork for her sneakiest scheme on Friday 14 October with a simple bruise. And KK had no idea that he was already playing into her hands when he humiliated her in front of her colleagues on Wednesday 19 October. In fact, he felt pretty invincible, since he hopped back into bed with a “humbled” Matshidiso on Thursday 20 October. And when her Miss-Nice- Girl seduction doesn’t bring in the rewards that Matshidiso wants, it’s time to spring her trap…
ABUSING HIS REPUTATION
Following a very public falling out with KK on Thursday 27 October, “poor” Matshidiso goes running to Nonny (Phindile Gwala) on Monday 31 October. “Big mouths make a lot of noise and if you plant the right seed, they will go about spreading that as a truth,” says Buhle. “Gossip is good enough to paint a certain picture.” What a nasty picture it is! “You know when you want to tell someone something but you’re not actually telling them? That’s the kind of strategy she uses with Nonny. She’s not like, ‘Ohhh waah, you know that just happened?’ She’s like, ‘I don’t want to tell you. Oh, but my ankle… broke.’ She uses the fact that she and KK have quite a tumultuous relationship.” And KK already has a big stain on his reputation as an abuser since he was caught emotionally battering his wife, Meme (Tsholofelo Monedi) in 2011.
SPRINGING THE TRAP
With Nonny in the bag, Matshidiso sets the cops on KK. “She goes out and she learns about abuse. With Noma (Sana Nchunu), she gets somebody to beat her up, so she’s willing to do anything. She presents some compelling evidence on her body, she has abuse scars,” reveals Buhle. And Matshidiso revels in her victory when the cops come knocking at KK’s door on Wednesday 2 November. “The cops come and they genuinely believe it because he’s previously had issues with that,” says Buhle. “She can smell the blood, she’s in for the kill. Just one more step and then she’s going to get everything that she wants.”
HIS FISTS ARE TIED
Matshidiso would normally have been in grave danger after crossing KK with a lie like that – only she’s set her trap too skilfully. “It’s the perfect thing. He can’t touch her, he can’t hit her, he can’t take her out, he can’t do anything to her because as soon as that happens, then he’s in trouble,” explains Buhle. “She knows that she has him where she wants him and she’s like, ‘Now give me what I want! I want my land, give it to me or you’re in trouble’.” On Friday 4 November, KK kicks Matshidiso out of his penthouse in an impotent rage. “He feels stupid for believing that she could just settle down and accept that he had outwitted her and that she didn’t win,” laughs Buhle.
The dark cloud she’s set over KK follows him to work on Monday 7 November when Ndalamo (Lesley Musina) gives KK a dressing down about the damage his reputation is doing to the company image. “If Ndalamo can believe it, then she has won,” says Buhle. “Ndalamo, a person who knows her deception who knows what she’s capable of, still feels that she’s genuinely in pain and that KK is genuinely abusing her. So for her that’s the cherry on top!”