One stone, two siblings
Mrekza wants to destroy his ex Lucy and her brother Cosmo.
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Dealing with the Diale family isn’t a good idea. They’re no strangers to breaking the law and you never know who’ll show up: someone you can have a drink with or a trigger-happy madman. But that doesn’t scare Mrekza (Kope Makgae). In fact, he’s ready to out- gangster brotherand-sister Cosmo and Lucy (Ronnie Nyakale and Manaka Ranaka) after Cosmo convinced Lucy to dump her “lowly employee boyfriend” Mrekza in April 2017. And he’s got the perfect scheme on Wednesday 5 July: he’s going to break Cosmo’s heart too!
Cosmo asked Mrekza for love advice in mid June and while he knew that Cosmo was behind Lucy dumping him, Mrezka helped. “Cosmo needed tips on approaching Nelisiwe (Palesa Nthlengethwa),” explains Kope. “She works at the S’khaftin fastfood head office and Cosmo took a liking to her.” But while things have been going well, Cosmo has his heart ripped out on Wednesday 5 July. “Nelisiwe tells Cosmo that their romance is over. Shame, the poor guy didn’t see it coming,” chuckles Kope. “Mrekza knows how to manipulate people and he wants to see Cosmo feel the same way he did when Lucy dumped him. He’s planted seeds of doubt in Nelisiwe’s head about the type of man Cosmo is and his plan seems to be going well!”
Mrekza hides his joy on Friday 7 July when Cosmo mopes around his fastfood restaurant. The old Cosmo loved running the streets and hustling with his thugs, “But Nelisiwe brought a softer side out in him,” explains Kope. He adds that “Mrekza doesn’t feel bad for getting away with the break-up.” But this is only phase 1 of his plan. Next on his hit-list is Lucy. “He’s going to get a girl to come to the restaurant when Lucy is there and make sure that she sees them together on Monday 10 July,” explains Kope. Mrekza still loves Lucy and the way to make her realise what she’s lost is to see him with another woman. “They never got over each other. Mrekza still loves Lucy and she loves him. He is certain that he’ll ignite a feeling if he gets another girl around the restaurant,” says Kope.
GREEN WITH ENVY
Mrekza’s sneaky plan goes off without a hitch and on Tuesday 11 July, it looks like Lucy is taking the bait. “She’s confused. Lucy is scared about what her family will think of her if she gets back with Mrekza but she also doesn’t know how to fight it.” Mrekza doesn’t care about Lucy’s family, but he should worry about her temper. He gets yet another girl to chat him up in front of Lucy on Thursday 13 July but “she loses it,” says Kope. “Lucy is ghetto, she’s rough and she screams at him to stop disrespecting her. The patrons in the restaurant stand and stare!”
TAKE ME BACK
Lucy’s on the verge of a meltdown from Mrekza’s mindgames and she stuns her mom Gog’Flo (Ivy Nkutha) on Monday 17 July when she can’t stop talking about Mrekza and all the women chatting him up. Gog’Flo can see that her daughter is in a dangerous place and she tries to talk Lucy out of her feelings, “But that’s not who Lucy is. To her, lashing out at him and screaming at him means ‘fight for me! Don’t move on!’” says Kope. “Lucy doesn’t know what t do.” If she’s this angry now, wait until she discovers that it’s all just part of Mrekza’s sneaky scheme…
Mrekza is a smooth operator when it comes to taking down the two people who’ve angered him most.
Lucy is confused about taking Mrekza back.
Cosmo doesn’t know what Mrekza has done.