Namhla and Zach are risking more than just work for a kiss…
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Gangster Gadaffi (Vuyo Dabula) can read people. It’s part of a gift he has and he knows when something’s up. Like on Wednesday 7 June – his trusted hacker Zach (Mxolisi Masango) has a crush on Gadaffi’s newest cyber recruit Namhla (Thulisile Phongolo). “There’s history between Gadaffi and Namhla’s family and he doesn’t want his go-to guy Zach getting in the middle of the situation,” Mxolisi explains. So Gadaffi warns Zach to stay away. “Gadaffi tells him to not mix business with pleasure – especially with Namhla Diale,” Mxolisi adds. Zach pretends like he doesn’t know what his boss is on about, but that’s the exact reason he got Namhla a job alongside him – as part of his plan to start dating her.
On Friday 9 June, Namhla’s meddling mom Lucy (Manaka Ranaka) also isn’t pleased to find out that her daughter is working for Gadaffi, who actually kidnapped and tortured Namhla in 2014. “Lucy instructs her thug pals to scare Namhla off from working for badguy Gadaffi,” says Mxolisi, but the mission turns ugly and they beat up Namhla. The actor adds that “while Lucy regrets getting Namhla hurt and being in pain, she hopes that her daughter will make better choices and stay away from a danger zone like Gadaffi”.
But while Lucy tries to mend her dysfunctional relationship with Namhla on Tuesday 13 June, Gadaffi’s fuming when he discovers a bugging device. “Gadaffi suspects that someone in his own gang is planning to rat him out to the police,” Mxolisi explains, so the ganglord starts questioning everyone. Gadaffi zooms in on Zach, thinking that he might know something about the listening device.
“Zach, in turn, suspects that Namhla might have planted it there and he tries to cover up for her. He’ll protect her from anything – especially Gadaffi,” Mxolisi says. And Zach’s hunch is correct – Namhla planted the listening device to get intel on Gadaffi for the police and the South African Revenue Service, who’re trying to arrest Gadaffi for his card scams and money laundering. “But it’s not like Namhla had a choice,” Mxolisi reveals. “The police put her in a tight spot; she had to help them get Gadaffi or risk her family getting into trouble for their dodgy past.”
WILL LOVE CONQUER ALL?
Despite everything going on, Namhla’s intent on staying with Gadaffi’s gang. Lucy’s please hit a brick wall and on Wednesday 14 June, she goes on hand and knee and begs her arch enemy to let Namhla go. “Gadaffi chases her away. He tells her to stay out of his business and she feels helpless,” says Mxolisi. Not interested in Lucy and Gadaffi’s war, Namhla goes out partying with Zach on Friday 16 June and Mxolisi says that “it’s a chance for Namhla to get away from it all. She feels free when she’s with Zach.” He has a soft spot for Namhla and while he doesn’t always agree with her, he’s always there for her.
But things get complicated on Monday 19 June when Gadaffi takes Zach aside and tells him that he suspects Namhla of planting the bug. Gadaffi is the last person you’d want to mess with and Zach’s already stressing about what he’d do. It’s only a matter of time before Gadaffi gets the proof he needs and then even Zach may not be able to save Namhla…
Namhla can relax when she’s with Zach.
Lucy tries to save her daughter.
Gadaffi is out for blood.