Land trou­ble

KK’s got a scheme to gain power from the Muk­w­evhos.

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Ar­ro­gant and schem­ing busi­ness­man KK (Mac­don­ald Ndou) is al­ways think­ing about ways to gain more power and wealth. And his lat­est plan in­volves tak­ing some­thing very im­por­tant from the Muk­w­evhos, his ri­val fam­ily. Thing is, KK knows that the Muk­w­evhos won’t give him any of their pos­ses­sions, so he ar­ranges for an old fam­ily friend to do the ask­ing.

LAND OF THE ALL MIGHTY

On Mon­day 6 March, KK phones the Muk­w­evho fam­ily friend (the show has sworn us to se­crecy over their iden­tity) to talk about his plan. “KK knows that there is this beau­ti­ful land in Venda called Tshat­shingo. In Tshat­shingo, there are no build­ings, just wildlife and un­touched scenery. KK sees this place as an op­por­tu­nity to make money for him­self by build­ing a re­sort in the area. Once he es­tab­lishes the re­sort, he can start a fam­ily busi­ness and pass it down to his son Mudi (Tha­belo Makaka- vhule),” Mac­don­ald says. Later, KK’s part­ner re­veals some­thing wor­ry­ing – the place that KK’s af­ter is ac­tu­ally the Muk­w­evhos’ sa­cred land of Tshi­nawo.

CHIEF WOES

Mac­don­ald says that “the sa­cred land of Tshi­nawo is used by the Muk­w­evhos to praise the an­ces­tors and prac­tice fam­ily rit­u­als”. In other words, the ground that KK wants to build his re­sort on isn’t some­thing that will be given eas­ily. On Thurs­day 9 March, Chief Azwin­dini (Gabriel Te­mudzani) hears through the royal fam­ily’s witch­doc­tor Mulim­isi (Hum­bu­lani Tsha­rani) that some­one has in­quired about the sa­cred lands and re­alises that it must have been KK, who asked about it dur­ing his re­cent visit in Thathe. “The chief is fu­ri­ous when he re­alises what KK is up to and calls KK to meet with him and talk things through.” On Fri­day 10 March, KK and Azwin­dini meet but nei­ther of the strong-headed men are will­ing to ne­go­ti­ate.

CRY OF THE AN­CES­TORS

But on Mon­day 13 March, Mulim­isi has a prophetic dream and rushes to share it with KK and Azwin­dini. As Mac­don­ald re­veals, “Mulim­isi’s dream was about the an­ces­tors harm­ing the Muk­w­evho fam­ily and KK’s fam­ily if KK goes through with build­ing on the sa­cred lands of Tshi­nawo. Azwin­dini is shocked by Mulim­isi’s dream but KK thinks that it’s just ho­cus pocus to throw him off.” While KK doesn’t think much of Mulim­isi’s vi­sion, he does think that the Muk­w­evhos will find any ex­cuse to stop him from go­ing through with his re­sort plans. “He doesn’t see any harm in in­ter­fer­ing with tra­di­tions and he isn’t go­ing to let a dream stop him from do­ing so,” states Mac­don­ald.

Chief Azwin­dini (left) and KK are go­ing to war over the sa­cred land.

The men’s ar­gu­ment turns into a brawl.

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