Ro­mance ri­val

If Babeile isn’t care­ful, he’s go­ing to lose Sonti to an­other guy.

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Sonti (Pearl Maimela) is a month into her first real re­la­tion­ship but like the Ti­tanic, it’s head­ing for an ice­berg. While she is feel­ing loved up with nice-guy cop Babeile (Matthews Manamela), a busi­ness phonecall from Thurs­day 1 De­cem­ber turns into an in-the-flesh meet­ing on Thurs­day 8 De­cem­ber and Sonti is bowled over by her potential in­vestor.

“She meets this hand­some guy, you know – with mus­cles and the chis­elled jaw­line,” says Matthews. “Right now, Le­hasa Maphosa (Cedric Fourie) is only in­ter­ested in in­vest­ing in Sonti’s busi­ness – noth­ing more [on Thurs­day 8 De­cem­ber].” Sonti on the other hand has fallen hook, line and sinker and she can’t get her pos­si­ble new busi­ness part­ner off her mind.

And see­ing what other prover­bial fish are in the sea gets the busi­ness­woman ask­ing ques­tions of her cur­rent squeeze, who’s seem­ingly con­tent with his quiet and rou­tine lifestyle. “In one of their con­ver­sa­tions, Sonti asks Babeile if he ever had dreams of be­com­ing any­thing other than a cop,” ex­plains Matthews. “Babeile feels a lit­tle un­easy but he puts this down to her be­ing an am­bi­tious busi­ness­woman and on Tues­day 13 De­cem­ber, Babeile asks his boss Cap­tain Male­bana (Arthur Molepo) about the pos­si­bil­i­ties of him study­ing fur­ther.” Babeile has no idea that Sonti is sub­con­sciously com­par­ing him to Le­hasa and there’s not a lot that he can do, says Matthews. “Sonti has ‘found’ some­one who’s more good­look­ing than her boyfriend. This new guy, whom we know very lit­tle about, is am­bi­tious and he dreams of mak­ing a change, which aligns per­fectly with Sonti’s dreams.”

But Babeile’s no fool and he asks Sonti on Wed­nes­day 14 De­cem­ber why she ques­tioned his am­bi­tion. While she al­lays his fears, he’s left doubt­ing him­self, es­pe­cially be­cause he isn’t sure what’s get­ting his lady as giddy as a school­girl. That would be her meet­ings with Le­hasa and Matthews re­veals that “Sonti is now look­ing more and more for­ward to see­ing him, even if it’s just for their busi­ness meet­ings” – kind of like how she was look­ing for­ward to Babeile’s vis­its in Novem­ber. As for Le­hasa, “He wants to take Sonti’s good busi­ness and make it bet­ter with his help and his money,” says Matthews. “At this point, Le­hasa hasn’t made a move on Sonti. At this point…” Ten­sions boiled over between Mangaliso, Lelo and El­iz­a­beth at home, and Char­ity re­turned but not to a happy fam­ily. Lelo’s plans are blow­ing up in her face, while Char­ity has to deal with the dam­age that she’s caused her fam­ily. The doc­tors are sur­prised when they an­a­lyse El­iz­a­beth’s blood, Sonti might’ve found a new busi­ness part­ner and a lover, and El­iz­a­beth’s eyes are opened to what is go­ing on un­der her very roof.

Mangaliso is caught red-handed and he’s got no op­tion but to deal with the con­se­quences of his ac­tions, and Sphola comes face-to-face with a cougar whose “off lim­its” warn­ing is temp­ta­tion that he may not be able to refuse. El­iz­a­beth is shat­tered by what she learns but she’s only more de­ter­mined to get her vic­tory, and Babeile’s love plans could be ru­ined when he ques­tions him­self and opens the door to a ri­val for Sonti’s heart. Tbose is try­ing to make the best de­ci­sion for Pitsi but he’s caught between two im­mov­able forces, and Ma’Kunutu re­alises that she’s still got a lot to learn about rais­ing a boy. Al­fred and Ma’Kunutu refuse to buckle to Nimza’s de­mands, and Sonti is blinded by love when a hand­some stranger ar­rives. Else­where, Mangaliso is ready to make a de­ci­sion.

Babeile and Sonti’s re­la­tion­ship has hit a bit of a rut. New guy Le­hasa has caught Sonti’s eye.

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