Good-girl Sonti dates dodgy cop

Sonti’s in her first real re­la­tion­ship, but is she will­ing to go the dis­tance with her new man?

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Sonti Magongwa (Pearl Maimela) is the com­plete op­po­site of her lit­tle sis­ter Mapitsi (Mo­gau Moth­latswi). Sonti runs her own dis­tri­bu­tion busi­ness, she has her own flat and she doesn’t have baby­daddy drama, un­like her ma­tric­u­lant sis­ter who fell preg­nant at 16 and is busy strug­gling to jug­gle a baby and her ma­tric stud­ies. Some­thing’s al­ways been miss­ing from Sonti’s life though – and now it looks like she may have just found it: a man!


It was a case of third-time lucky for Sonti when hand­some young po­lice of­fi­cer Babeile (Matthews Manamela) gave her a lift home on Tues­day 8 Novem­ber. “They’ve had a cou­ple of en­coun­ters when she and Mapitsi had beaten up Tbose (Cor­net Mam­abolo) dur­ing a fight in her house in April last year and when Wal­let (Molefi Mon­aisa) ac­cused Mapitsi and Sonti of steal­ing his coin in Novem­ber 2015, says Pearl. “After Babeile gave her a lift home, she looked at him in a dif­fer­ent light. Be­cause dur­ing the other times, she had been in trou­ble with the law, I don’t think she was par­tic­u­larly fazed by him.”


After a few days of send­ing SMSes to her new friend, which go unan­swered, Sonti gets a friend re­quest from Babeile on so­cial me­dia on Thurs­day 10 Novem­ber. “She’s thrilled and look­ing for­ward to the lunch date they plan,” Pearl ex­plains. “The fact that Sonti has never been on a date with a guy is enough to get her count­ing down the min­utes un­til she sees him again. She’s im­pressed and only has nice things to say about him. Sonti’s ex­cited, as is her sis­ter.” And while Sonti’s never even kissed a guy, on Mon­day 14 Novem­ber she’s al­ready con­sid­er­ing Babeile as her first boyfriend.


Sonti is hooked on Babeile after their first date on Thurs­day 17 Novem­ber and it’s not just be­cause he’s a man in uni­form, Pearl ex­plains. “In her eyes, he was just an­other po­lice­man do­ing his job. I think she loves the fact that he’s very gen­tle and the feel­ing that he will al­ways pro­tect her no mat­ter what. She feels safe around him and just en­chanted by the fact that he’s a re­spected com­mu­nity mem­ber who knows how to treat women well.”

So could Sonti’s first re­la­tion­ship be her hap­pily-ever-after? It seems like the roller­coaster has just be­gun when Sonti and her heart­throb start see­ing more of each other. “He be­comes a reg­u­lar at her flat, much to Mapitsi’s oc­ca­sional an­noy­ance and ex­cite­ment,” ex­plains Pearl. “Sonti isn’t think­ing that far ahead, but she does en­joy his com­pany and al­ways looks for­ward to spend­ing time with him.”

Sonti can’t hide her in­ter­est in nice-guy Of­fi­cer Babeile.

Mapitsi isn’t al­ways happy to come home and find Babeile there.

Sonti wel­comes her beau into her home.

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