Mokgadi’s making her way back into the Maputla house but mom-in-law Meikie wants her gone.
After a month of marital mishaps, Mokgadi (Pebetsi Matlaila) is on the road to repairing her messy life, starting by making amends with her hubby Leeto (Eric Maseru). He’s accepted her olive branch and invites his wife to his parent’s home on Thursday 27 April. But Mokgadi’s meddling in-laws Meikie and John (Harriet Manemela and Afrika Tsoai) are shocked to see her walk through the door and Pebetsi says that “it’s crazy from the word go! Meikie does not want to see Mokgadi in her house and she makes that clear to everyone”. Unluckily, Meikie has met her match and Pebetsi adds that “there’s no way Mokgadi’s leaving Leeto again. She’s here to stay and this time, for good”.
The tension in the Maputla house is as thick as city smog on Monday 1 May and Mokgadi makes the situation with her in-laws worse with her bombshell. She wants find her son that she gave up for adoption and hid from them. “It’s a showdown. Meikie thinks that it’s disrespectful for Mokgadi to bring her past into Leeto’s future and she tries to shut the idea down then and there,” says Pebetsi. While the women in Leeto’s life are tearing each other’s worlds apart on Wednesday 3 May, he chooses to support Mokgadi who’s been an emotional wreck since their separation in March 2017. “Leeto and Mokgadi’s love has never been stronger and they realise that what they have is worth fighting for. He supports his wife during this difficult time as he doesn’t want to see life without Mokgadi”.
ROAD TO RECOVERY
Controlling Meikie hates that she can’t have her way when it comes to her son and her annoying daughter-in-law. On Monday 8 May, John stands up for Mokgadi though and that leaves his wife speechless. “Like everyone else in the house, John’s tired of the fighting and he wants to see the war come to an end,” says Pebesti, who adds that her character tries to get on Meikie’s good side on Tuesday 9 May. “Meikie’s having none of it. She isn’t interested in solving their issues. Instead, she wants to create conflict between Leeto and Mokgadi and she won’t stop until Mokgadi’s out!”
Mokgadi (blue dress) and Meikie (far right) are at war yet again.