Mumsy on the run

Pas­tor Mdlet­she’s se­cret daugh­ter has mys­ter­ies of her own – and now one has fol­lowed her home.

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Pas­tor Mdlet­she and MaNzuzu’s (Glen Ga­bela and Leleti Khu­malo) mar­riage was hang­ing by a thread when Mumsy (Nom­cebo Gumede), his il­le­git­i­mate daugh­ter from Swazi­land, ar­rived unan­nounced on their doorstep on Fri­day 7 July. But on Wed­nes­day 16 Au­gust, Pas­tor Mdlet­she puts a stop to all the whis­pers in church when – with MaNzuza’s lov­ing sup­port – he for­mally in­tro­duces Mumsy to the con­gre­ga­tion as his daugh­ter. “It’s a new thing for Mumsy to be in an en­vi­ron­ment where she has a fa­ther and a brother Mx­olisi (Nay Maps) and she’s lov­ing it. She thinks the Mdlet­shes are a happy, lov­ing fam­ily. It’s ex­cit­ing for her to be pub­licly in­tro­duced as the pas­tor’s daugh­ter,” re­veals Nom­cebo. But the ac­tress warns that it’s not all blue skies for Mumsy now. “She’s a bit wor­ried that if some­one is look­ing for her, it will now be easy to track her down with her new ‘fame’.”


There’s a lot more to the Mdlest­shes’ house guest than the Sun­day School teacher and re­spect­ful daugh­ter that she’s show­ing them on the sur­face. Mx­olisi’s pal Mastermind (Ntokozo Dlamini) has al­ready caught a glimpse of it. He’s had hearts in his eyes since the mo­ment he bumped into the young woman he calls “KwaMashu’s own Ri­hanna” at the shisanyama on Tues­day 25 July. And Mumsy’s had that naughty wink in her eye ever since their first meet­ing. Whether she’s diss­ing Mastermind’s fancy new car, telling him that she doesn’t date “man-whores” or giv­ing him the run-around, Mumsy is hav­ing fun. “Mumsy loves the at­ten­tion from Mastermind. She is a preda­tor and she takes plea­sure in play­ing with guys and dan­gling them around her fin­gers. She is a mas­ter ma­nip­u­la­tor,” warns Nom­cebo. But on Fri­day 18 Au­gust, DK (Sonto Ma­phu­mulo) shows Mastermind a news­pa­per head­line that sends him run­ning to con­front Mumsy about why ex­actly she left Swazi­land. It looks like Mumsy’s ex-boyfriend Ter­ror (Sipho Ngema) – the man she put be­hind bars – is on the prowl.


“She is hor­ri­fied at the fact that Ter­ror is out. She will need to make a choice: run or con­fess and ask for help,” says Nom­cebo. “Ter­ror is every­one’s worst night­mare, he is a dan­ger­ous thug and that’s what Mumsy loved about him, but she snitched on him and stole his money and she knows best of all that any­one that crosses Ter­ror is as good as dead,” re­veals Nom­cebo. Like Mastermind, Mumsy loves to break the rules to get her blood rac­ing, which is how she got tan­gled up with a thug like Ter­ror. “Mumsy is very sneaky, she has many colours. She loves to dice with dan­ger,” says the ac­tress. “As a per­former, it’s quite dif­fi­cult to por­tray some­one like Mumsy as she has such dif­fer­ent per­son­al­i­ties. In a sec­ond she will go from se­duc­tive to sin­cere, from happy to emo­tional, but I’m lov­ing ev­ery mo­ment.”


On Wed­nes­day 23 Au­gust, Mumsy finds a cun­ning hid­ing spot for her garbage bag full of Ter­ror’s stolen cash: one that will thrill long-time Uzalo view­ers. And Ter­ror him­self ar­rives in KwaMashu on her trail on Thurs­day 24 Au­gust, all smiles and charm. “This is hor­ri­fy­ing for her be­cause no­body sees this mon­ster in front of them and all seems like it’s about to go south,” re­veals Nom­cebo. All too soon she’s proven right. Ter­ror shows his true face dur­ing the mid­dle of din­ner with the Mdlet­shes on Mon­day 28 Au­gust. But Mumsy might not know her new fam­ily as well as she thinks she does. As Mx­olisi throws him­self in front of his mother and fa­ther to pro­tect them, Ter­ror might have met his match.

Mumsy hides the money (so cool – this is an ex­cel­lent se­cret hid­ing spot on the set)!

Mumsy is ter­ri­fied by her gun-mad ex.

Mx­olisi pro­tects the Mdlet­shes from Ter­ror.

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