Oh no, Nosipho!

A man who preys on vul­ner­a­ble women is tak­ing full ad­van­tage of Nosipho’s emo­tional pain.

TV Plus (South Africa) - - UZALO -

Uzalo Mon-Wed SABC1 (*191) 20:30

Pam­pered rich girl Nosipho (Nom­pilo Maphumulo) is in a bad place. She is a daddy’s girl who is now from a bro­ken fam­ily that’s still reel­ing from pub­lic scan­dal, thanks to her mom Lindiwe’s (Dawn Than­deka King) mur­der ac­cu­sa­tion and es­cape from a men­tal asylum in early March. Even her child­hood home is gone, sold to Nkunzi Mh­longo (Ma­soja Msiza). “Men­tally, she is ex­hausted, distraught. She’s just lost ev­ery­thing and ev­ery­one in her life. She has no fam­ily, she has no home. The only thing that she has with her is money that she got from sell­ing the house,” ex­plains Nom­pilo. When a hand­some man reaches out to her on Tues­day 21 March, Nosipho’s heart soars. But view­ers’ hearts will skip a beat, be­cause the man is Amos (Ernest Msibi), the abu­sive pimp who nearly de­stroyed Sibahle’s (Londeka Mlaba) life.

SOFT TAR­GET

“When she leaves the house, she moves into a ho­tel in town, where she’s try­ing to clear her head – and that’s where she meets Amos,” ex­plains Nom­pilo. “Amos comes across as a very con­fi­dent guy and he has classy vibe and he’s con­fi­dent and he makes her laugh so much. And that’s ex­actly what she needs to get away from ev­ery­thing else go­ing on.” But this is no ac­ci­den­tal meet­ing, adds Nom­pilo. “She doesn’t have any for­mal sup­port struc­ture in her life at the mo­ment, like fam­ily, loved ones or friends and Amos is aware of that. He has a plan from day one when he meets Nosipho.”

CLOS­ING THE TRAP

It’s the start of a ter­ri­fy­ing down­ward spi­ral for the young­ster. “For Nosipho, I was like, ‘Yoh, Amos! You are in so much trouble,” says Nom­pilo. “One of the big­gest mis­takes that women make is fall­ing for guys be­cause they have money. And in this case, Amos tricks Nosipho into los­ing all her money and then he plays the saviour when she’s in trouble and that’s how he gets to make her think that he owns her. At the be­gin­ning, she thinks that Amos loves her and is go­ing to take care of her, only to find it’s go­ing to get very, very trau­matic.”

Nosipho is obliv­i­ous to how dan­ger­ous Amos re­ally is.

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