Mokgadi and her in-laws are on the same team for once – to take down her lying mother Mary and find her son.
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There’s never a shortage of tension in the Maputla house but this time it isn’t between Mokgadi (Pebetsi Matlaila) and her meddling motherin-law Meikie (Harriet Manamela). They put their differences aside on Wednesday 5 July to question Mokgadi’s mom Mary (Motshabi Tyelele) – she’s on edge every time Mokgadi asks about the son she gave up for adoption as a teen mom. “It’s driving the family insane. Mary isn’t giving the answers that Mokgadi wants,” says Pebetsi. “She believes that Mary is hiding info. Mokgadi is too close to give up her fight and she will find her son – even if that means without her mom but with her mother-in-law.” And Mary doesn’t need to be asked twice if she wants to show up her rival…
I’M ONTO YOU
Mary dodges investigative journalist Mokgadi’s questions again on Friday 7 July but that is enough, explains Pebetsi. “Mokgadi is tired of Mary’s games and screams at her mother, ordering her to stop playing the victim in this.” Mokgadi regrets having to give up her child and she blames Mary for letting her do it. “She wasn’t ready to be a mother, but she wants Mary to own up to that mistake. Mokgadi has put her life on hold to search for her son and she needs her mother to help her,” says Pebetsi. Something isn’t adding up for Mokgadi and Mary refuses to help again on Monday 10 July. “This situation is a mess, I tell you. Mokgadi is the point where she’s lost all respect for Mary and she’d slap her if she could,” warns Mokgadi.
A FAMILY AFFAIR
Mokgadi’s hubby Leeto (Eric Macheru) and his parents Meikie and John (Africa Tsoai) step in on Wednesday 12 July to try calm feuding Mokgadi and Mary but their intervention turns into an interrogation. “Leeto and John wanted there to be peace but they gang up on Mary,” explains Pebetsi. “They are tired of Mary’s lies and want her to come out with the truth.” Loose lips sink ships and Mary isn’t going down without a fight – she stands up and walks out without saying a word. “Mokgadi feels this void. She has been separated from her son for 14 years and she just wants to know if he’s alive or okay wherever he is and Mary standing in the way of that,” adds Pebetsi.
CALLING IN THE COPS
Is Mary willing to go to prison for her secret? Because it’s heading that way – Mokgadi lays police charges against her mother on Friday 14 July. Pebetsi says that “Mokgadi wants the cops to look into her mother. She thinks that they are the only ones who can scare her.” Meikie sticks her nose in too on Tuesday 18 July and secretly meets with Mary to try pry info from her but Pebetsi adds that “Meikie wants to help Mokgadi for the sole reason that this search is taking a toll on her son’s marriage, nothing else”.
Mary gets support from her hubby Leeto and his parents John and Meikie (left).
Mokgadi is furious and would love to reach over and punch Mary for what she’s doing.