The cops crash into MaNg­cobo and Nkunzi’s dream wed­ding.

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MaNg­cobo (Dawn Than­deka King) has pa­tiently been wait­ing for the per­fect time to re­claim her throne as queen bee of KwaMashu. And where bet­ter than her wed­ding to shady busi­ness­man Nkunzi (Ma­soja Msiza)? “It’s MaNg­cobo’s mo­ment to shine. She wants her ri­vals to see that she is back in busi­ness [af­ter mur­ders, theft and scan­dal sent her to the psych ward at the start of the year]. And this time, she’s here to stay,” states Dawn de­fi­antly. While MaNg­cobo plans “the wed­ding of the year” on Wednesday 7 June, Nkunzi’s un­will­ing part­ner-in­crime Mx­olisi (Nay Maps Mapha­lala) is schem­ing to have the groom ar­rested for the ATM bomb­ing heists over the past few months, but “Mx­olisi doesn’t re­alise how badly this is go­ing to af­fect MaNg­cobo [who raised him from child­hood]. He just wants to see Nkunzi locked up for good,” ex­plains Dawn.


MaNg­cobo’s on a high and adding the fi­nal touches to her wed­ding prep on Thurs­day 15 June. She asks Pas­tor Mdlet­she (Glen Ga­bela) to bless her wed­ding as “he’s the lo­cal church leader and she wants to in­volve ev­ery­one in the com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing the peo­ple who judged her,” says Dawn. MaNg­cobo has spared no ex­pense in her rise to power once again and her dress is go­ing to leave the guests with the jaws on the floor. “It’s an orig­i­nal gar­ment that’s never been seen be­fore. This is MaNg­cobo at her best,” laughs Dawn. And when it comes to splash­ing cash, no one’s bet­ter. “With bigspender Nkunzi foot­ing the wed­ding bill, the bride has plenty of ideas for the cer­e­mony,” says Dawn, adding that giv­ing his bride free reign is Nkunzi’s way to “keep her dis­tracted and as far away from the bomb­ings as pos­si­ble. We have to keep in mind that he’s a clever guy and he knows how to keep MaNg­cobo out of his way… well, out of harm’s way”.


What the cou­ple don’t re­alise is that while they’re busy with their wed­ding and heist plan­ning, Mx­olisi has been hard at work with his ar­rest be­trayal. On Tues­day 13 June, he wor­ries that he’s go­ing to be caught out by his bestie Mas­ter­mind (Ntokozo Dlamini), who’s also been work­ing on the bomb­ings since Thurs­day 4 May. “Mx­olisi is tired [of his crim­i­nal life­style],” ex­plains Dawn. “He wants to fol­low the right path.” That’s why he’s work­ing with good-guy cop Mondli (Them­binkosi Th­wala) and his bi­o­log­i­cal dad Pas­tor Mdlet­she. “They are good men who want to see their com­mu­nity safe and not threat­ened by crim­i­nals,” adds the ac­tress. But it comes at a price…

MaNg­cobo has no idea that the man she raised since he was a boy is go­ing to be­tray her. “She’s so ex­cited to get her diva mo­ment. It feels like she’s turn­ing a new leaf in life and Nkunzi has all this money to give her ev­ery­thing that she’s al­ways wanted,” says Dawn. MaNg­cobo’s put all her en­ergy into this day and show­ing ev­ery­one up since Nkunzi pro­posed on Thurs­day 29 May. “She’s de­ter­mined to make this wed­ding hap­pen,” says Dawn, whose char­ac­ter wound up with a gun to her head dur­ing a hostage sit­u­a­tion at her most re­cent wed­ding at­tempt with gang­ster Zakhele (Mfana Jones Hlope) only a year ago on Wednesday 1 June 2016. “This has to go right, right?” laughs Dawn. “She wants ev­ery­one to talk about this wed­ding for a long time. It must be one to re­mem­ber!”


Pas­tor Mdlet­she and Mx­olisi re­gret set­ting up Nkunzi’s ar­rest when they see how happy the bride is on Mon­day 19 June and they watch in hor­ror as the cops march into the church on Tues­day 20 June. They haul Nkunzi off in front off the guests and Dawn says that her char­ac­ter is dev­as­tated. “It’s painful. She re­alises then and there that the lav­ish life she’d been wait­ing for has been taken out in hand­cuffs.” But if be­ing the laugh­ing stock wasn’t bad enough, wait un­til MaNg­cobo finds out who ripped her life to shreds. Hell hath not even a smidge of wrath like a scorned, groom-less MaNg­cobo.

MaNg­cobo’s wed­ding is about to be ru­ined… again.

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