In it to win it

Lungile earns Bongi’s trust by sav­ing her com­pany Red Records.

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Red Records man­ager Bongi (Thembi Seete) and her busi­ness as­so­ciate Lungile (Me­shack Mavuso) have been keep­ing things hush-hush on the ro­mance front ever since they slept to­gether on Tues­day 28 March. They’re hid­ing their sex­ca­pades from Bongi’s in­tru­sive daugh­ter Zinzi (Ntando Duma), who’s got a crush on Lungile. Thembi adds that “Zinzi wants Bongi all to her­self – Bongi’s at­ten­tion should be fo­cussed on her daugh­ter. Zinzi doesn’t think that Lungile de­serves her celebrity mom”.

But there’s no stop­ping Lungile and on Mon­day 3 April, he stands in the Red Records re­cep­tion area and re­veals that he and Bongi are an item. “Zinzi is fu­ri­ous! She doesn’t want any­thing to do with her mom’s re­la­tion­ship with Lungile,” says Thembi. In a huff, Zinzi leaves for New York the next day, on Tues­day 4 April, leav­ing Lungile to prove to Bongi – and ev­ery­one else – that he’s wor­thy of her love. “And he does so by sav­ing Red from fi­nan­cial ruin and by do­ing what’s in the com­pany’s best in­ter­ests,” says Thembi.


Part of Lungile’s turnaround strat­egy at Red is to bring in Reneilwe (Amo Chidi),

a young star with a bright fu­ture who is signed to ri­val la­bel Dizzy Records. Lungile makes his move on Thursday 6 April and seals the deal on Fri­day 7 April when he con­vinces Rene’s pal and mu­sic pro­ducer Si­fiso (Dumi Masilela) that sign­ing with Red Records is the best way forward for Rene’s ca­reer.

Lungile’s ex­cited about telling Bongi that he’s of­fi­cially signed Reneilwe on Mon­day 10 April, es­pe­cially be­cause he thinks that this deal will bring in money and solve Red’s fi­nan­cial woes. Bongi has mixed feel­ings though – she’s jeal­ous of Rene’s fame and Thembi says that “Bongi thinks that this younger and sex­ier su­per­star is about to steal her shine”. She puts that aside though be­cause she knows how hard Lungile’s work­ing to put Red on the map again. “She doesn’t want Red to lose him by voic­ing her jeal­ousy,” re­veals Thembi. And she doesn’t want to lose Lungile. “He’s fill­ing the gap left by her hus­band Doc’s (Du­misani Mbebe) death in mid 2016. With Zinzi gone now, Bongi will do any­thing to keep him happy, even if it means ac­cept­ing Rene… for now.”

Bongi and Lungile’s love is made public.

Zinzi isn’t happy.

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