Money mat­ters

Ex­pect­ing-fa­ther Vusi’s fi­nan­cials aren’t look­ing all that healthy.

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Univer­sity stu­dent Vusi and his girl­friend Katlego (Raphael Grif­fiths and Anne Mo­dula) got un­ex­pected news in Jan­uary 2017: they’re go­ing to be par­ents! And it’s thrown the young­sters’ plans into a tail­spin – he dropped out of pres­ti­gious US var­sity Har­vard in March to re­turn home and take care of busi­ness – sup­port­ing his baby­mama and try­ing to build a busi­ness to sort them out fi­nan­cially. Ex­cept Vusi’s de­ci­sion wasn’t built on a solid plan and he can’t even get a job now.

IT’S WHO YOU KNOW

Thank­fully for Vusi, he has a lov­ing fam­ily and two hard­work­ing adults at home to help him: his mom Than­daza (Sindi Dlathu) and his step­fa­ther Ran­thu­meng (Brian Temba). While Vusi and Kat are able to stay rent-free in Than­daza and Ran­thu’s home, Vusi still needs to earn money so that he can sup­port his own lit­tle fam­ily. Sens­ing Vusi’s trou­bles on Fri­day 21 April, Than­daza asks her son to come work at Basadi, the con­struc­tion com­pany that she and friend James (Din­gaan Mokebe) have co-founded.

PROSPEC­TIVE CLIENT

At first Vusi isn’t sure about his mom’s of­fer but he knows that he needs some form of in­come. He walks through the doors on Mon­day 24 April and meets a young en­tre­pre­neur want­ing to make it big – sneaky Vusi sees an op­por­tu­nity to play busi­ness­man and help him­self by help­ing his new friend. You’d think that com­ing from a fam­ily of busi­ness peo­ple that Vusi would know there’s no such thing as a quick buck – and his dreams could blow up in his face!

TEETHING TROU­BLES

Vusi’s see­ing dol­lar signs the next day, on Tues­day 25 April, and thinks that it’s go­ing to be as easy as 1, 2, 3 to get the busi­ness up and run­ning. If his plans work out, he’ll be able to pay his debts, pay Kat’s fam­ily for “dam­ag­ing” her [get­ting her preg­nant out of wed­lock] and build a foun­da­tion for his fu­ture em­pire. When Than­daza hears about Vusi’s ideas, she is shocked and tries to stop him in his tracks. In­vest­ing in “an en­tre­pre­neur” at his age isn’t wise be­cause he doesn’t know what he’s do­ing. Vusi hits out be­cause he thinks that his mom is try­ing to con­trol him, but per­haps she re­ally does want the best. Af­ter all, he is giv­ing her a grand­child…

Vusi’s try­ing to se­cure a wealthy fu­ture.

Than­daza is try­ing to help Vusi.

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