Samson’s plan to destroy the Zungus has a head-on collision.
This killer taxi crash is no accident… Weekdays Mzansi Magic (*161) 20:30
Scheming taxi lord Samson (Bheki Mkhwane) and his partner in crime Judas’s (Menzi Ngubane) plan to take over the taxi industry from the Zungu family is taking shape. On Friday 16 December, one of the Zungu taxis was involved in a fatal accident that Samson and Judas had hoped for in order to ruin their rival’s reputation. What Samson didn’t count on was that his son Sbu (Sdumo Mtshali) was in the taxi but it was too late to stop his plan by then.
The valley’s powerful traditional healer Mehl’emamba (Senzo Vilakazi) revealed his disturbing dream from Friday 9 December and told taxi boss Mpiyakhe (Siyabonga Twala) that he had seen a terrible accident. A week later, taxi driver S’khaleni (Zakhele Mabasa) was transporting passengers to eBhubesinsi, KwaZulu-Natal and he stopped for them to buy refreshments at a roadside shop. S’khaleni was handed a drink that had been spiked by Sunday (Zakhele Msibi) as part of the plan to down the Zungus and he later lost control of the taxi on Friday 16 December in a deadly crash. Samson wants to end the Zungu family.
SINS OF THE FATHER
Samson hears about the accident on Monday 19 December and he’s disdraught with worry that Sbu might have been injured. They’d patched up their broken relationship and Samson rushes to the accident scene to see if his son is still alive. “Samson is a hardcore character and he doesn’t reveal his emotions. He will do anything for power,” Bheki reveals. “His greed for this power and control of the taxi industry means that he will sacrifice anyone and anything in his family for it.” While that includes Sbu, Samson is relieved to find that his son survived the crash.
TOAST TO SUCCESS
Having his son alive and seeing his plan followed through gives Samson reason to celebrate and Bheki says that “victory for Samson means a number of things, including leaving a legacy in the taxi industry. It means that he can regain his dignity and see the Ndlovu name rise again”. Samson shouldn’t count his chickens before they hatch though – on Tuesday 27 December, the police raid the Zungu homestead searching for evidence but a mysterious phonecall to the Zungus could provide all the answers to their taxi’s crash and who’s behind their recent bad luck.