Lehasa thinks that he’s got the better of Rachel, but her blackmail plan is going to get cranked up a notch.
Skeem Saam Weekdays SABC1 (*191) 18:30
She thought that she had him by the short and curlies, but businessman Lehasa (Cedric Fourie) isn’t going to let his student waitress Rachel (Lesego Marakalla) get away with blackmail. She’s been looking for a “blesser” to fund her studies since she started varsity and now that scheming Rachel has dirt on Lehasa – how he scammed businesswoman Sonti (Pearl Maimela) with her nut business in March 2017 – she can almost taste the money. But Lehasa has a trick or two himself to silence her.
ALL LOVED UP
While Lehasa turned down Rachel’s sexual advances in April, that was before she knew about his business deals. Now Lehasa must turn on the charm and on Friday 26 May, he pulls out all the stops – “He uses his good looks and a hint of money to ‘buy’ her silence,” explains Cedric. “But that isn’t good enough for Rachel – she wants it all!” Lehasa is surprised, but more than that, Rachel snubbing him terrifies him. He now knows that he needs to take an entirely new approach – giving her what she wants. Well, at least some… “But it’s still not enough for Rachel,” Cedric laughs. “She demands R500 000 [on Tuesday 30 May]. Lehasa knows that this will just be the start – she’s going to be demanding more later on.” The two are still bickering the next day, Wednesday 31 May, and Lehasa begins to understand that there’s no other way – he’ll have to get rid of Rachel the hard and expensive route. “His reputation – and riches – are on the line and he has to put an end to this before it all comes crashing down,” Cedric explains.
LAW & ORDER
What Rachel doesn’t realise is that Lehasa “is not one to be played with”, says Cedric. On Thursday 1 June, the police knock on Rachel’s door and haul her off on a charge of blackmail. She spends the weekend in jail and has a date with the judge on Monday 5 June. “She’s terrified,” says Cedric. “Lehasa’s already planning the next step in his attack: chasing off her family!”
No one will be smiling when this ordeal is done.