Man on a mission
Themba sides with Niki to keep Suffocate and Puleng apart…
Rhythm City Weekdays e.tv (*194) 19:00
Themba’s (Sphamandla Dhludhlu) life is a mess and he wants to fix it by coming clean. He arrived on Friday 7 April to tell his sister-inlaw Puleng (Tebogo Khalo) that he isn’t the father of her unborn child but that his brother Suffocate (Mduduzi Mabaso) is and he knows it’s the right thing to do – he blames himself for ruining Puleng’s marriage to his brother, Sphamandla says. “Themba is in Puleng’s bad books,” he adds, but he’s head- over-heels in love with Puleng. Neither Puleng nor Suffo want Themba around and that makes opportunities for a face-to-face with Puleng impossible. Then Themba chats to Suffo’s conniving ex-wife Niki (Nolo Phiri), who has a plan on Wednesday 12 April that may mean Themba will never have to have the heart-to-heart convo and might win his girl after all…
MISSION SUFFO SPLIT
Niki knows that if Themba comes clean about not being the father, it will ruin her chances of getting back with Suffo and that’s something she desperately wants. Niki also knows that Themba is reluctant to come clean to Puleng “because he’s obsessed with Puleng and wants to start a family with her,” Sphamandla says. Revealing that Suffo is the dad will send Puleng right back to the former gangster, so Niki sells Themba “the dream”: they keep the paternity secret and Themba gets his love. Sufficiently swayed by Niki’s plan, “Themba won’t be disappearing until he has Puleng. He’s willing to fight for Puleng and destroy his relationship with Suffo,” says Sphamandla.
But Niki only fends for herself and on Thursday 13 April, she visits Suffo to “support” him now that Themba’s in town. “She knows that Suffo isn’t coping with his brother around and she offers her help,” explains Sphamandla. Not only does Niki cosy up to Suffo, she goes gloating about it to Puleng on Friday 14 April, taking advantage of the current bad patch the spouses are having. There’s no stopping Niki and on Thursday 20 April she lies to Suffo about Puleng and Themba’s “relationship. “It’s all just a game to Niki. She’s playing with everyone’s lives to get what she wants,” says Sphamandla. But as always, you don’t always like what you get…
Themba tries to worm his way into Puleng’s heart.
Niki talks Suffo into getting over Puleng.