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