Oh no, Nosipho!
A man who preys on vulnerable women is taking full advantage of Nosipho’s emotional pain.
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.
“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.