Fake babies & cold bodies
Ayanda’s attempts to make peace between his two mothers blow up in his face, and Smangele doesn’t realise that Ayanda’s behaviour towards her in public is just a smokescreen to get Sibahle to back off. Sibahle helps Ayanda choose whether to be a Xulu or a Mdletshe, and Smangele is left looking the fool when Ayanda vanishes. A Xulu elder advises Ayanda to stop fighting his nature and to embrace polygamy as part of his Xulu heritage. Mxolisi is trapped in a life- or- death situation with Nokuthula, a killing in Lindiwe and Mxolisi’s past returns to haunt them, and Mondli tries to mend broken fences with Nosipho.
Smangele is furious when she realises what Ayanda’s done at Home Affairs, while Ayanda and Sibahle’s new wedding preparations seem cursed. A Xulu elder sees ancestors appear at Ayanda and Smangele’s wedding but a missing cow could prove to be an embarrassing omen for Smangele. Smangele goes out of town, believing that she has found a solution to her pregnancy issues, and Mondli decides to ask his wife for a divorce in an attempt to win back Nosipho, but when Jabulile returns, Mondli promises to help her strike back at the Xulus. Ayanda’s furious when Mxolisi flirts with Sibahle, and homophobia among the church elders tears Jojo and GC apart.
The church disciplinary committee hauls GC over the coals for “fornication”, and Mxolisi wants double- crossing Mondli dead after Bandile agrees to testify against the Xulus. Zandile is horrified when she finds out who actually might’ve killed her son Nkosinathi (formerly played by Sipho Mhlongo) and gossip rages as the cops go digging. Ayanda cheats on Smangele with Sibahle and tells her that he loves her, but Sibahle refuses to be Ayanda’s mistress. Ayanda doesn’t believe Sibahle when she insists that Smangele isn’t pregnant. Smangele goes missing and Ayanda and Mastermind find her holding a baby after she “gives birth”, and Nkosinathi’s corpse is found.
Nosipho seduces Officer Mondli – for the good of the Xulu family.