Generations – The legacy
There’s no honour among thieves as one of Gadaffi’s henchmen sells him out to the Russians…
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Criminal thug Cosmo (Ronnie Nyakale) never thought there would be bad blood between him and his gangster boss Gadaffi (Vuyo Dabula) after Cosmo hung up his bad-boy boots and opened a fastfood restaurant in late January 2017. Their bond and brotherhood’s always been strong… until Thursday 15 March when Gadaffi’s beaten up and left bleeding in the street. He immediately suspects that Cosmo sold him out and told Gadaffi’s Russian connections that he’d murdered a Russian mob soldier on Thursday 9 March. “Gadaffi thinks that it’s Cosmo; it could only be him because Cosmo knew all of his secrets,” explains Corlett Matseone, who plays Gadaffi’s new right-hand-man Yster.
TALKING TO A TRAITOR
Not realising that he’s speaking to the real traitor in his ranks, Gadaffi tells Yster on Thursday 16 March that he’s planning to take revenge on Cosmo for his attack. “But Yster is only out to protect himself,” explains Corlett and he deflects attention from himself by stirring a feud between the old friends. He tells Cosmo about Gadaffi’s plan the next day on Friday 17 March. Never one to back down, Cosmo confronts Gadaffi and he’s prepared: he’s armed and not afraid to use his gun.
Luckily for the old friends, weapons aren’t drawn and they manage to sort things out. “Cosmo promises Gadaffi that he’d never cross him,” Corlett explains, “and Gadaffi is satisfied. They realise someone else sold him out and resolve to find who’s messing with their lives. Cosmo goes digging for the truth and he’s looking towards Yster.” Turns out it’s not that difficult to get Cosmo blabbering his secrets – in fact, all it takes on Wednesday 22 March is a couple of drinks. “Yster tells Cosmo that he’s joined the Russian mob,” says Corlett. “Yster wants more money and power than Gadaffi. He doesn’t want to be ‘just a worker’. He wants to make big decisions and sit at the big table where all the money is. And he’s willing to see his boss go down in the process.” And how cheeky – Yster tries to get Cosmo to join him. “He wants to recruit Cosmo for the Russians, but Cosmo is loyal to Gadaffi and won’t betray him that easily,” Corlett adds.
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF
On Monday 27 March, the Russians are after Gadaffi again and threaten to kill him this time. “The Russians won’t hesitate to chop you up into pieces if they have to and Gadaffi knows that. He’s scared. Gadaffi is actually nervous about this,” Corlett says. On Tuesday 28 March, Gadaffi takes things into his own hands and plans to leave town for a bit. “He’s determined to regain his street cred and taking out his vengeance is the way to go,” Corlett says. Better watch out, Yster…
Cosmo (left) gets Yster to spill the beans about who wants his friend dead.
Gadaffi’s left in pieces by the Russians.