Fa­ther with fight

Vince wants to be a fa­ther to his son Christo­pher, but he’ll have to drag his ex Ce­cile to court to get his way.

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For­mer deli owner Vince (Jac­ques Blig­naut) has wanted to be part of his son Christo­pher’s life ever since he found out in 2015 that he was a dad. But that never hap­pened as his ex- girl­friend Ce­cile (Chan­tal Stan­field) dis­ap­peared with their child [who was never seen onscreen]. But from Mon­day 3 April, Vince has re­newed hope when Ce­cile makes con­tact, sort of.

BUY­ING A BOY

Vince’s step­mom Charmaine (Vinette Ebrahim) spots him deep in thought at her cof­fee shop Op­piekoffie on Wednesday 29 March and “he tells her that he was con­tacted by Ce­cile’s lawyer Lesedi (KB Mot­si­lanyane, Lu­cilla on Rhythm City from 2007 to 2015),” Jac­ques ex­plains. “Ce­cile wants money from the trust that Vince’s late fa­ther Neville (Zane Meas) set up for his grand­kids. From what he’s been told, Ce­cile wants to use the money for an im­por­tant surgery for Christo­pher,” says Jac­ques, adding that his char­ac­ter doesn’t trust Ce­cile and thinks that she wants the money for her­self.

LAW AT WAR

On Fri­day 31 march, Vince’s wife Bonita (Hilde­gardt Whites) is stressed be­cause he didn’t sleep a wink the night be­fore. “Vince plays open cards and tells her about Lesedi’s call about money for Christo­pher and Ce­cile. He ex­pects her to be shocked and fu­ri­ous [like she was when he first told her about his son in 2015],” says Jac­ques. “But she’s sup­port­ive and tells him to fight Ce­cile.”

Later that day Vince meets with his lawyer An­dré (Mar­cus Muller) who is cau­tiously op­ti­mistic of Vince get­ting to be a dad to Christo­pher, but that’s ru­ined on Mon­day 3 April when An­dré con­tacts Lesedi. “She re­veals that Ce­cile has no in­ter­est in let­ting Vince see his son,” says Jac­ques. “And that merely stokes the fires. Vince is fu­ri­ous and in­structs An­dré to fight, even if it means drag­ging Ce­cile to court. If only they knew what was com­ing on Mon­day 11 April, when they’ll find out just how tough it’s go­ing to be to beat Lesedi.

THE LADY BE­HIND LESEDI

KB’s been on a TV break since leav­ing Rhythm City and says that she was ex­cited about sign­ing her deal with 7de Laan in Jan­uary 2017. “I was starstruck by Ma­trone (Anne­lize van der Ryst-Hat­tingh),” she says. “It was in­cred­i­ble to see this woman for the first time in the flesh and not on TV. I’m look­ing forward to my role.”

The women caus­ing trou­ble for Vince: Ce­cile (top) and her lawyer Lesedi.

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