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Namhla’s go­ing to teach Mrekza a les­son he won’t for­get.

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Wandile (in­set) and Namhla want re­venge on Mrekza (right). Week­days SABC1 (*191) 20:00

While watch­ing an LGBT (les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual, trans­gen­der) fash­ion show on Fri­day 30 De­cem­ber, besties Namhla and Wandile (Thulisile Phon­golo and Chi Mende) scheme to teach bad-boy Mrekza (Kope Mak­gae) a life les­son. And we’re not talk­ing fig­u­ra­tively – they want to ed­u­cate him on the trans­gen­der com­mu­nity and their so­cial ex­pe­ri­ences.

A WOMAN SCORNED

Namhla takes of­fence when Mrekza teases Wandile on Mon­day 26 De­cem­ber and Thulisile ex­plains that when Wandile was in­tro­duced to the soap in De­cem­ber 2015, “Ev­ery­one thought that Namhla and Wandile would start dat­ing [Wandile was still a man back then – he only gave him­self a DIY sex change in Novem­ber 2016 by cut­ting off his man­hood]. But for Namhla, it’s al­ways been pure friend­ship.” She has sup­ported Wandile’s de­ci­sion to dress and act more like a woman, which played out in bru­tal hon­esty in Novem­ber, and she’s al­ways felt the need to pro­tect him from peo­ple like Lucy and Cosmo (Manaka Ranaka and Ron­nie Nyakale), who made fun of him.

THE PUSH OF A BUT­TON

Namhla’s ready to flex her IT hack­ing skills on Mon­day 26 De­cem­ber and “she tracks Mrekza’s on­line move­ments to try find a way to hurt him,” ex­plains Thuli. “When she finds noth­ing, she comes up with an­other plan – she’s go­ing to hack Mrekza’s bank ac­count and steal money. Not for her­self – she has a plan for the money.” The ac­tress ad­mits that deep down, “Namhla is a good per­son. She doesn’t like it when peo­ple up­set those she cares for.”

SO­CIAL MAT­TERS

Two heads are bet­ter than one and on Wed­nes­day 30 De­cem­ber, Namhla and Wandile re­alise that the only way to teach Mrekza a les­son is to do what he did to Wandile: hu­mil­i­ate him. They plan to host an event at Lucy’s she­been and Thulisile ex­plains that “we [the pub­lic] often make com­ments about peo­ple’s sex­u­al­i­ties with­out know­ing how it makes them feel. The event isn’t only to ed­u­cate Mrekza, but also to give peo­ple more info about how to treat the LGBT com­mu­nity”.

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