Trea­sure & trou­ble

An un­wel­come guest in Tur­floop is bring­ing trou­ble for Nimza and his fam­ily.

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Bad-guy Fanie Maseru­mule’s (Gift Mokham­pa­nyane) re­turn means drama, es­pe­cially for the Kunutus. Fanie got his young friend Nimza Kunutu (Buhle Maseko) to break the law in May 2015 with a credit card scam and while the fam­ily thought that they’d seen the last of Fanie when he fled to Joburg in Au­gust, they’re not that lucky. The con­man sneaks back into Tur­floop on Fri­day 23 De­cem­ber, hop­ing to make amends. At least that’s what he wants peo­ple to be­lieve…


As ex­pected, Fanie’s up to no good – he wants to get his hands on a mys­tery box that he took from dan­ger­ous peo­ple and he needs Nimza’s help buy­ing him time while he fig­ures out his next move. Fanie hides in Nimza’s room on Fri­day 23 De­cem­ber, hop­ing that no one has spot­ted him, and Gift ex­plains that “this box is Fanie’s ‘ trea­sure’. It’s valu­able and holds the key to un­lock­ing a new world and liv­ing the life­style that he’s al­ways dreamt of”. The ac­tor adds that on Mon­day 26 De­cem­ber, “Fanie buries the box in Al­fred’s (Putla Sehlapelo) gar­den so that no one finds it. But eagle- eyed Al­fred im­me­di­ately Fanie (right) has his hands on his trea­sure chest and Nimza at his side again. sees that some­one’s tres­passed and he starts dig­ging on Tues­day 27 De­cem­ber, right where Fanie hid the box.” Al­fred de­mands that Nimza tell him about the box but Nimza claims to know noth­ing be­sides it be­ing Fanie’s. Al­fred then sends the young­ster to me­chanic Big Boy (Charles Maja) to open it on Thurs­day 29 De­cem­ber and Gift ex­plains that “Big Boy and his son Les­hole (Thabo Mkha­bela) can’t be­lieve what’s in­side. Just like Fanie, they think that it’s their way out of an im­pov­er­ished life­style. They want to keep it for them­selves”. We know what’s in the box but we’ve been sworn to se­crecy… for now.


When Fanie goes to check on his loot later on Thurs­day on 29 De­cem­ber, he hits the roof and con­vinces Nimza to go get it back from Big Boy. Gift says that ma­nip­u­lat­ing peo­ple “comes easy for Fanie. He has a way with words. He knows ex­actly what to say and how to say it. But he’s greedy and he’s go­ing to keep it all for him­self”. Best he get a hurry up though, be­cause on Fri­day 30 De­cem­ber more trou­ble is com­ing to town – and the bad guys want their pos­ses­sion back. By the end of the episode, guns are drawn and Nimza and his fam­ily’s lives are in Fanie’s hands. So what will it be: sav­ing his pal or flee­ing with his trea­sure chest?

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