Jailbird Harriet hands her empire over to Kagiso
Crimelord Harriet is behind bars, so it’s up to her son and brother to plot her daring escape.
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Kagiso Khoza (Loyiso Macdonald) is devastated by Detective Jerry (Shona Ferguson) arresting his drug kingpin mom Harriet (Connie Ferguson) on Monday 7 November. Upset at seeing her locked in a tiny cell when he visits her on Tuesday 8 November, Kagiso’s ready to prove his criminal ways by breaking Harriet out of jail, with some help from his dodgy uncle Kgosi (Sello Maake Ka-Ncube).
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It’s not going to be easy, hints Loyiso. “Kagiso and his mother haven’t had a good relationship ever since Kagiso left home in August 2016. Harriet disapproved of Kagiso dating Jerry’s daughter Amo (Natasha Thahane), which forced Kagiso to turn his back on his family. But at the end of the day, Kagiso loves his mother and he’s using his heart instead of his head to save Harriet.” While emotion drives Kagiso, Kgosi uses his street smarts and logic to plot his sister’s jailbreak on Wednesday 9 November. “Kgosi has contacts in the drug- dealing business and he knows who to call, when to call and how to get favours,” Loyiso says. “Kgosi does everything he can possibly think of, like manipulating people, blackmailing people and even paying people to get the job done.”
But while Kagiso and Kgosi are busy scheming on Monday 14 November to put Harriet back on her throne in the family’s cocaine business, the rest of the Khoza family are fighting over the empire. “Harriet’s daughter and Kagiso’s sister Kea (Dineo Moeketsi) is hoping to take over the business,” says Loyiso. “Kea never cared much for it, but now she’s in it for the money. After all, if the Khoza empire falls apart, she won’t be able to afford this lifestyle that she’s become accustomed to.” And Kea’s ready to play hardball on Tuesday 15 November when she goes head-tohead with her stepbrother Shaka (SK Khoza) and his partner in crime Linda (Celeste Khumalo).
The Khoza men roll out their rescue plan on Wednesday 16 November with Detective Jerry none the wiser that his prisoner’s gone until it’s too late. But good-kid Kagiso is struck down by guilt later, as Loyiso explains. “This is out of Kagiso’s character to do what he did to save Harriet. He promised himself that he’d never be involved in the world of backstabbing and lying, but here he is doing exactly that. He feels remorse.”
But while Kagiso’s emotions are at war, newly restored queen bee Harriet has hers in check – and she’ll need to stay cool, calm and collected from Thursday 17 November because she’s making changes to the family empire, starting with an important announcement that same day. She’s making her son Kagiso her successor on Tuesday 22 November… whether he likes it or not. “He’s shocked, afraid and unsure why Harriet’s done this,” says Loyiso. “After all they’ve been through, he’s now faced with this! But after some thought, he takes things in his stride, aware that he’ll need all the help he can get to make Harriet proud.”
Kgosi and his nephew Kagiso (right) want Harriet out of jail. Harriet has a lot on her plate besides being behind bars.
Jerry doesn’t realise just how resourceful the Khozas are.