Change of heart
Nandi’s affair is a wake-up for power-hungry criminal Jack.
Jack Mabaso (Vusi Kunene) runs the streets of Joburg and anyone who’s ever crossed him has never lived to tell their tale of betrayal. He’s out for blood on Wednesday 10 May when his wife Nandi (Brenda Mhlongo) tells him that she has feelings for his business rival Tau Mogale (Rapulana Seiphemo), who’s out to destroy Jack and take over his building project JM Eco City at the same time. “Jack is tired and out of sorts,” explains Vusi and he lashes out at a board meeting the next day on Thursday 11 May. “Jack punches Tau! He’s beyond angry and he warns Tau to stay away from his wife,” explains Vusi, adding that Jack’s business partners are shocked as they know to never get on his bad side.
Jack is willing to forgive Nandi but his wiping the slate clean on Monday 15 May comes with conditions. Jack forbids Nandi from ever meeting with Tau again or discussing her business ideas with him. “Nandi is surprised that Jack is coming around, but she stands her ground and tells him to fight for their marriage,” says Vusi. She’s always come second-best where Jack’s business is concerned and he’s never lived up to his promise to be a better husband after his affair with Tshidi (Latoya Makhene) that ended in February 2016. For the first time, Jack isn’t Nandi’s first priority and she puts her feeling first. “Nandi tells Jack to trust her like she trusted him when he cheated on her and it worries Jack to think that she’ll be okay without him,” explains Vusi. Scared for the first time in his life, Jack seems prepared to change, not just for Nandi but for their kids Sphe and Fana (Pearl Monama and Duma Mqobi) too.
DOING HIS BEST
But while Jack tries his best to keep a smile on Nandi’s face by spending time with her, there’s more drama when pregnant Sphe collapses on Tuesday 16 May. Although Jack isn’t with his daughter when she’s rushed to hospital, it’s another wake up call for the shady businessman to spend more time with his family. “Like everyone, Jack is worried about Sphe and the baby,” says Vusi. Jack’s been looking forward to becoming a grandfather since he learnt about his daughter’s pregnancy in August 2016 and on Wednesday 17 May, Jack promises Nandi that he’ll try harder to be there for his family, especially her.
KEEP THE PROMISE
The Mabasos are anxious about Sphe’s complications on Monday 22 May and Jack tries to reassure Nandi that he is a “changed man”. But you know what they say about a leopard changing its spots – it doesn’t happen. “Jack will always be Jack,” teases Vusi. “He only says these things to appease Nandi and keep her at his side.” Turns out bad-boy Jack is formulating a revenge scheme so nasty that no one will be expecting it when he takes down Tau, who was about to rip his family into shreds.
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