Move! Out my way!
Andiswa falls for Suffocate while trying to get rid of their biggest rival David.
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Picking up the pieces isn’t easy, especially if you’re an ex- convict with a criminal past like Andiswa (Tina Jaxa). She’s banging her head against the wall trying to mend her broken bond with her impressionable daughter Pearl (Petronella Tshuma) and making matters worse is that Andiswa and David (Jamie Bartlett) are fighting for Pearl’s attention on Thursday 3 August. “It’s war! Nobody knows how dangerous David is like Andiswa,” explains Tina. “Andiswa doesn’t want her baby girl getting too close to someone like David, even though he is her dad.” Andiswa is caught in a catch-22 situation: she wants Pearl safe but she needs Pearl for her plan to steal David’s empire from him. “She needs Pearl on her side. It’s not going to be easy getting rid of David and Andiswa wants Pearl to be at her side to make up for lost time while Andiswa was in prison,” Tina reveals.
If there’s one thing Andiswa knows about David, it’s his weakspots… not that there are lots. Andiswa teams up with David’s rival and fellow ex-felon Suffocate (Mduduzi Mabaso) on Monday 7 August to plot their enemy’s downfall. “There’s a warm chemistry between Andiswa and Suffo from the start… and it doesn’t hurt that they have a common enemy,” laughs Tina.
They want the same result even though their motives differ: Suffo wants revenge for David cuddling up with his ex-wife Niki (Nolo Phiri), while Andiswa blames David for landing her in prison. “Andiswa wants David out of her and Pearl’s lives. She wants to get rid of him before he wins over Pearl’s heart like he did with so many other women,” says Tina. As for Suffo, we all know what happens when the ex-gangster gets angry…
Like David, Andiswa is loyal and keeps her word – especially when someone doublecrosses her. She’s left fuming on Thursday 10 August when David tells her that he’ll protect Niki from Suffo at all costs. “David is a big bully! He knows the power that he holds and he likes to boast about it,” says Tina. Later that day, Andiswa uses David’s threats to manipulate Suffo into getting rid of their enemy sooner rather than later. “Andiswa is just like David. She can get into people’s heads and she wants Suffo to help her get her life together,” explains the actress.
NOT WITH MY BABY
Andiswa gets the perfect ammo for her plan on Friday 11 August when she walks in on David and Niki kissing. “Andiswa isn’t threatened by Niki. She is in it for the big fish. She knows that she needs to wait before going in for the kill,” explains Tina. But she’d better hurry – Suffo kicks off his plan to kill David on Monday 14 August and it involves Pearl! “Andiswa is speechless when she learns this. She was blindsided and she thought that she could trust Suffo,” explains Tina. Now Andiswa has to save her daughter from two evil men who could cost Pearl her life. “Andiswa doesn’t trust a single person when it comes to Pearl. She will do anything to protect her baby girl. And I do mean anything,” teases Tina.
David (inset) is under attack from two fronts: Andiswa and Suffo.
Pearl is being used like a pawn.