Mar­ry­ing the enemy

Zakes and Jill are en­gaged but some­thing’s miss­ing: the truth!

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Drug king­pin Zakes Moloi and his ex-part­ner-turned- cop Jill (Le­hasa Moloi and Schelaine Ben­net) rekin­dled their ro­mance in early De­cem­ber. But Zakes didn’t know that Jill was un­der­cover and spy­ing on him so that the po­lice could bust his oper­a­tion. If he’d known, he wouldn’t be tak­ing the next step on Thurs­day 8 De­cem­ber – propos­ing!

“Jill’s heart be­longs to Zakes de­spite them be­ing in dif­fer­ent worlds now,” ex­plains Schelaine. With Jill be­ing so ea­ger to start dat­ing Zakes again af­ter their fight in Novem­ber, the crim­i­nal’s alarm bells were ring­ing and he set a trap – a hid­den cam­era – to see if he could trust Jill,” Schelaine ex­plains. “He leaves his phone on the table and then watches on the cam­era to see if Jill snoops through it while he’s gone. She doesn’t and he’s sat­is­fied that he can trust her.” But Jill finds the cam­era (off­screen on Tues­day 6 De­cem­ber) and she and Zakes have a blow-out fight on Wed­nes­day 7 De­cem­ber. Un­til now, Zakes was still scep­ti­cal about Jill quit­ting the po­lice and she has had to make him trust her by not be­hav­ing like a cop, says Schelaine. “She knows that the phone is bait, so she leaves it.” With Zakes at ease, Le­hasa says that the cou­ple’s pasts are unit­ing and “Zakes is happy. He doesn’t know ex­actly how this [a marriage] is go­ing to work, but he knows in his heart that it will”. And he knows on Thurs­day 8 De­cem­ber that the time is right to make his move. “It’s a sur­prise to Jill,” ad­mits Schelaine, “be­cause Jill is walk­ing out of the room and he pulls her back and gives her the ring.” Adds Le­hasa: “Zakes is be­ing proac­tive. He wants this to hap­pen as he’s had a change of heart.”

Some­one who isn’t happy with the news is Zakes’s fa­ther Rev­erend Moloi (Owen Se­jake). The cou­ple tell him and Zakes’s sis­ter Emily (Di­neo Nch­a­be­leng) their good news on Fri­day 9 De­cem­ber but as Schelaine ex­plains, “Zakes’s dad is an ex- crim­i­nal and he warned Jill to stay away from Zakes.” And she should have lis­tened: while she’s still work­ing un­der­cover and gives her part­ner Gavin (Tom Fair­foot) a tip- off to Zakes’s drug con­sign­ment on Thurs­day 15 De­cem­ber, Jill lies to Gavin on Fri­day 16 De­cem­ber to pro­tect Zakes “be­cause she’s fall­ing for him,” hints Schelaine.

Jill’s lies land her in trou­ble on Wed­nes­day 21 De­cem­ber when Zakes makes a dis­cov­ery and it’s trou­ble that Jill may not be able to fix… Zakes didn’t trust his girl­friend Jill who’s now an un­der­cover cop, and Lucky hit the jack­pot when his il­le­gal busi­ness started mak­ing money.

Zakes and Jill have a heated con­fronta­tion, and there’s drama when May and Ruth don’t agree on how to best deal with Ol­wethu and her sit­u­a­tion. Lucky tries to take Ol­wethu’s mind off her prob­lems, Ron­ald’s got some­thing he wants to get off his chest, and Zakes later asks Jill to be his wife. Else­where, Dim­pho and Lucky think that they’ve found what they’ve been search­ing for: Ti­tus’s oper­a­tion.

May finds out that Ol­wethu was drunk at the she­been, while Big Boy ac­ci­den­tally re­veals to Mosa that they’re re­lated. Jill makes the break­through that she’s been wait­ing for when she finds out more about Zakes’s drug ship­ment, and Zakes is in for more drama when Dr Par­rish con­fronts him too. Ron­ald con­fesses his se­cret to Rev­erend Moloi in a mo­ment of weak­ness, and Lucky worms his way out of trou­ble by mak­ing a deal with un­der­cover cop Arthur. Ruth can’t help but over­hear Big Boy and Nandipha ar­gu­ing, and May sets Lucky an ul­ti­ma­tum af­ter he con­fesses to them about his il­le­gal busi­ness

Jill is wary when Ti­tus ar­rives unan­nounced for a visit, while Big Boy’s in for shock from Nandipha. Lucky and Dim­pho are care­ful to hide their new re­la­tion­ship, and Lucky gets a new col­league: Big Boy.

Jill gets some un­ex­pected bling. Zakes has his woman, so now he can fo­cus on his busi­ness.

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