Daddy’s girl

Trainee doc­tor Zekheth­elo can’t cure her­self of true love with a mur­derer.

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Gang­ster daddy Nkunzi (Ma­soja Msiza) wouldn’t ap­prove of his dar­ling daugh­ter Zekheth­elo’s (Nyal­leng Thibedi) flirt­ing with Mx­olisi (Nay Maps Mapha­lala) at all. But this bright, am­bi­tious, thirdyear med­i­cal stu­dent has faith that it needn’t be a prob­lem. “Nkunzi has such a soft spot for her,” says Nyal­leng. “She’s the most im­por­tant thing to her fa­ther and she knows how to han­dle him.” But on Tues­day 4 April, Zekheth­elo slams on the brakes her­self. “She finds out that Mx­olisi is a crim­i­nal and she finds out by mis­take in a so­cial set­ting,” ex­plains Nyal­leng. “She is dev­as­tated and she wants noth­ing to do with him.” It’s not so-long-Mx­olisi for love-struck Zekheth­elo though.

MOTH­ERS & LOVERS

“Their con­nec­tion is very deep, it’s spir­i­tual. They con­nect like soul­mates,” says Nyal­leng. “It’s so deep the two of them don’t even un­der­stand it. And re­mem­ber that Mx­olisi has a univer­sity de­gree, so on an in­tel­lec­tual level they are also able to con­nect. He’s quickly be­come her best friend and now there is that void. You can see in her move­ments around the house that she’s not okay.” All is not lost though. Mx­olisi will owe his mom Lindiwe (Dawn Than­deka King) big time af­ter her heart-to-heart with Zekheth­elo on Tues­day 11 April. Zekheth­elo doesn’t want to worry her beloved mom In­no­cen­tia (Sthandwa Nzuza), so she turns to her dad’s new lover Lindiwe to open up. “Her take on things with Lindiwe and her fa­ther and her par­ents is that they are adults. So if her dad brings some­one into his own space and that’s who he wants to be with, she sep­a­rates that and doesn’t try to get too in­volved,” ex­plains Nyal­leng.

TWO TRUE HEARTS

Now more than ever Zekheth­elo can’t judge her dad’s heart for want­ing what it wants. And Nyal­leng is hop­ing that view­ers can see that spe­cial spark too. “There is a cer­tain gen­uine­ness about Mx­olisi’s in­ter­ac­tion with Zekheth­elo that will even make an out­sider melt,” she says. “I want to show love in the deep­est sense, some­thing more than just a case of con­nec­tion. I think that is at the cen­tre of how a fam­ily forms.”

Zekheth­elo turns to Lindiwe in her time of need.

Mx­olisi could get his love back.

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