ONE LAST CHANCE!
Ranthu & Thandaza ditch their divorce Azwindini offers PLUS! Mpho a ring!
Thandaza and Ranthumeng’s (Sindi Dlathu and Brian Temba) marriage is racing towards the rocks like an out-of- control speedboat. And it’s not surprising, given the choppy waters that they’ve had to navigate in the past year. Ranthu got his niece-turned-second wife Imani (Zonke Mchunu) pregnant in November 2015 and jealous Thandaza was accused of murdering Imani in January 2016. Then, in April 2016, Thandaza had a meltdown and ended up at a religious camp, only to be rescued by Ranthu and former husband Pheko (Palo Mokoailane). The couple’s love fizzled and Thandaza’s business career was also affected, but like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Thandaza is taking back what’s hers at work and at home from Friday 25 November.
PLEASE FORGIVE ME
Thandaza asks her estranged hubby for forgiveness on Monday 28 November and to try move past their marital problems. “At the moment, we’re trying to get back together and manage the marriage,” Sindi explains. “She has strong feelings for Ranthumeng and Thandaza desperately wants him to forgive her for all that she’s done, including inviting jobless Imani to live with them. Thandaza wants to take responsibility for her actions.” But while Ranthumeng wants to forgive his wife, he’s battling his emotions because he can’t just look past their hardships as though they don’t exist.
STILL THE ONE
“Thandaza also feels responsible for Ranthu cheating on her with Imani because she was being a difficult wife and he went looking elsewhere for love and affection,” Sindi adds. On Tuesday 29 November, the couple decide to tear up the divorce papers that they served one another in April 2016 and try reunite. “Thandaza loves her husband and she doesn’t want the bad times to outweigh the good. She’s desperate to make this work because she has been left heartbroken with each of her previous husbands – deceased Edward (Glen Lewis, until 2007, then replaced by Mpho Tsedu until 2008) in 2008, Ndalamo (Lesley Musina) in 2009 and Pheko in 2013, who popped into her life in April 2016 and he even proposed to Thandaza, hoping that she’d drop Ranthumeng and leave with him,” says Sindi. While the couple are trying to mend their marriage, Thandaza’s son Vusi (Raphael Griffiths) don’t seem pleased and he confronts Thandaza and Ranthu on Thursday 1 December, demanding to know what’s going on between them.
ON NO YOU DON’T
“Vusi can’t believe what he’s hearing when Thandaza explains [on Friday 2 December] that she and Ranthu are getting back together,” Sindi reveals. “Vusi’s furious because he thinks that his stepdad Ranthumeng is a cheater and a liar and he doesn’t deserve another chance to be with his mom.” However, Thandaza being happy again is good news for her best friend James (Dingaan Mokebe) because he wants to see her smiling and happy. And if Sindi’s hints are anything to go by, her character could be back with a vengeance. “Thandaza is a strong woman and she will get her life back in order. She is getting stronger emotionally; now all that she wants is a stable marriage with Ranthu and a father figure for her kid Dakalo (Nosiphiwe Mazibuko).”
These are trying times for Ranthumeng and Thandaza’s marriage.