Roxanne takes back her life in the final season of Z’Bondiwe.
Z’Bondiwe Season 3 Tuesdays (from 14 March) e.tv (*194) 21:30
It’s been a bumpy and dangerous ride for the characters of actionpacked show Z’Bondiwe (2015- current) as they head deep into the gang underworld of Soweto. Killer (Mbulelo Grootboom) is the head of notorious gang The Vutha Boys and his obsession with his ex Roxanne ( Zola Nombona) reached new heights in season 2 (2016) when he got her pregnant. The action picks up with Killer doing something against the grain: he lets Roxanne go free but keeps their son. “She’s devastated,” says Zola, “but she realises that it’s up to her and her new boyfriend Ntando (Anga Makubalo) to get back her son.”
A NEW EVIL IN TOWN
“Things are escalating in season 3,” adds the actress. “There is so much at stake and the viewers will see a change in Roxanne as she decides to stop being the victim and take back her life.” And with this change comes a change in protagonists. Killer is slightly out of the picture because it turns out he’s just a soldier puppet – Roxanne will be going to war with Killer’s boss, an even more dangerous villain known as The Landlord (Peter Sephuma, Miles Vilakazi until 2015 in e.tv soap Rhythm City, 2007- current – see p23). “The Landlord is the head of a powerful underground crime syndicate originally tied to The Vutha Boys,” says Zola. “He established The Vutha Boys to do his bidding and quietly promoted himself to a higher, more ‘silent’ seat, placing Killer in charge of all operations.” And it’s not just about business. When Killer’s father died, The Landlord took him in and raised Killer. “But since becoming a father, Killer’s had a change of heart and he is going to do something out of character – he is going to ask Roxanne for help to take down his father figure.
Roxanne and the men in her life: Killer (left) and Ntando.
Peter Sephuma as The Landlord.