Sechaba and Ofentse are fighting like spoilt little brats.
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Half-brothers Sechaba and Ofentse (Motlatsi Mafatshe and Kabelo Moalusi) have never got along – and running a business on the mines together isn’t going to help mend their rift either. From Wednesday 2 August, Sechaba and his younger sibling renew their childhood rivalry when Ofentse’s meddling mother Basetsana (Motshabi Tyelele) throws her weight around with the land claim rights that Sechaba has been working on. So which Moloi man will win?
NOT YOUR BRO
“This sibling rivalry began when they were kids,” explains Kabelo. “The guys were always competitive and tried to outdo each other in every aspect of their lives, including when it came to helping the community. Even though they tried to be loyal to each other, Sechaba and Ofentse never supported each other and that’s an on-going problem that they have as adults.” On Wednesday 2 August, the land claim disputes gets the better of the men when they realise that they will have to lead the community… well, at least one of them will be leading. Thing is, neither Moloi man is willing to concede defeat in this contest.
Ofentse’s mom Basetsana has no doubt though who she wants to see leading the community into the promised land. “Basetsana and Ofentse’s relationship is a complicated one,” explains Kabelo. “They have a close bond but Basetsana has the edge over her son. She is emotionally manipulative and uses all the tricks in the books to get what she wants. For the land claim, if she pushes Ofentse to be leader, then she knows she will be rewarded monetarily.” On Wednesday 9 August, Basetsana shows her darker side by hinting to Ofentse that “it’s okay” if a few people get hurt along the way to him being in charge of the land claims. And that puts the young man in a sticky situation, because at the same time, Sechaba has done some soul-searching and decided that he wants a truce with his sibling.
On Thursday 10 August, Ofentse is at war with himself as he contemplates aligning with his mother and seizing power, or sticking with his brother and putting on a united face. “At that point, Ofentse wants to do what’s right for his community, but he is under pressure from his mother. Basetsana is vengeful – she has no warmth for Sechaba because he reminds her of a past that she would rather forget,” says Kabelo. “And she isn’t about to lose this fight right now!”
Sechaba doesn’t realise that he’s being played.
Ofentse is being led around by his mom.
Basetsana is manipulating the situation.