Lehasa’s on a mission to get rid of his stepdad Tiny for good.
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Mack (Tshepo Ramasia) might’ve only been an accomplice in fellow athlete Isaac’s (Sipho Nkuna) murder last year, but he’s the one who took the fall and was thrown in jail in December 2016. Now fed up with life behind bars for something he didn’t actually do, he’s ready to turn on the real killer – Tiny (Lucky Khoza). And he’s got the perfect opportunity: Tiny’s stepson Lehasa (Siyabonga Sepotokele) is digging for dirt to get Tiny out of his family’s lives.
LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE
Lehasa isn’t focussed on saving Mack though. If someone benefits from him getting Tiny away from his mom Mmamosa (Sonia Mbele), so be it. Lehasa hired a PI offscreen in February to tail Tiny and Lehasa learnt that his “loving and kind” new stepdad was there when Isaac was murdered. “If Lehasa can link Tiny to the crime, he can blackmail him to leave town,” says Siya. At least that’s what he’s planning. “Lehasa visits Mack in prison [on Tuesday 28 March] with a stack of photos of Tiny that he’s printed from Facebook and he asks the convict, ‘How is he [Tiny] connected to the murder?’” Siyabonga explains.
Mack is cagey at first and Siya explains that “he doesn’t want to answer the questions, so Lehasa tries to provoke him and make him angry. Mack ends up calling the prison guards to take Lehasa away.” Back in his cell, Mack calms down and realises that it’s not Lehasa he’s angry with – he needs to direct his rage at Tiny. Later on Tuesday 28 March, he changes his tune and lets Lehasa know that he’s ready to play ball and reveal all.
“Mack explains that Tiny was the one who actually murdered Isaac,” Siyabonga explains. “But there’s a snag – Mack makes it crystal clear to Lehasa that he can’t go to the cops with this new info as it will land Mack in even more trouble. He and Tiny used to deal drugs together.” Siyabonga says that’s into not a problem for his character because Lehasa doesn’t want the police involved right now. “He just wants evidence to blackmail Tiny, who he knows is trouble, and it looks like he’s got what he wants. Lehasa can’t wait to get rid of him!”
Tiny’s in trouble thanks to his facebook photos. Mack (right) gives Lehasa the ammo he needs to take down Tiny.