Face the mu­sic

Meikie de­mands an­swers from her “do no wrong” hus­band John about his af­fair with Char­ity.

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Things aren’t adding up and if there is one thing Tur­floop’s know-it-all Meikie (Har­riet Manamela) does well, it’s hear about juicy gos­sip. And while she has a weird feel­ing about her “per­fect” hubby John’s (Africa Tsoai) ex­pla­na­tion for be­ing away so much, “Meikie can’t put her fin­ger on it though,” says Har­riet. John is se­cretly hav­ing an af­fair with Char­ity (Mak­gofe Moagi) but his lies are blown out the wa­ter on Wed­nes­day 16 Au­gust. Meikie gets a phonecall that John has been in a car crash… and he wasn’t alone. “It’s con­fus­ing to her. She wants an­swers,” says the ac­tress. Although she has never con­fronted John about his close bond with Char­ity, Meikie sus­pects that they’re more than just busi­ness as­so­ci­ates. “Meikie knows that Char­ity and John are both out of town and she wants an­swers – now more than ever,” adds Har­riet.

TORN TRUST

While Meikie’s al­ways found a way to get in­volved in every­one else’s per­sonal prob­lems, she’s try­ing to hide her sus­pi­cions from her own fam­ily on Fri­day 18 Au­gust. Her son Leeto (Eric Macheru) and his wife Mok­gadi (Pe­betsi Mat­laila) found out about John’s af­fair in early Au­gust and they con­sider telling Meikie that day. “The at­mo­sphere in the Ma­putla house is very tense,” says Har­riet, and with Meikie in to­tal de­nial about John and Char­ity’s re­la­tion­ship, Leeto and Mok­gadi aren’t sure if they can tell her. But it’s dif­fi­cult to keep a lid on scan­dal this juicy and by Tues­day 22 Au­gust, Char­ity’s shady ex-boyfriend Marothi (Macks Papo) is spread­ing the gos­sip about the car crash to Meikie’s neigh­bours and any­one who’ll lis­ten. “Meikie is try­ing to keep her head high,” says Har­riet. “She’s a proud woman and laughs it off as a ru­mour do­ing the rounds.”

HARD TRUTH

Meikie doesn’t want to see her “per­fect” mar­riage in flames. She’s al­ways been ad­mired for “hav­ing it all”, but she re­alises that “it” could all be a lie. “Meikie finds more damn­ing ev­i­dence [on Thurs­day 24 Au­gust] that shocks her. Her sus­pi­cions about John and Char­ity were right. This is pos­si­bly the worst thing that could’ve hap­pened to her,” says Har­riet. A fu­ri­ous Meikie con­fronts John on Fri­day 25 Au­gust and Har­riet says that “there’s a lot to con­sider be­fore de­cid­ing on her next move, in­clud­ing their kids”.

LE­GAL AD­VICE

Rather than lash out, Meikie in­vites her lawyer pal Ad­vo­cate Bopape (Pa­trick Bok­aba) over on Mon­day 28 Au­gust to dis­cuss her op­tions. She wants John and Char­ity to pay for caus­ing her pain and “Bopape is the best in the game. Meikie needs clar­ity and Bopape is known for tak­ing no pris­on­ers,” laughs Har­riet. With her ad­vo­cate friend’s help, Meikie be­gins plan­ning her rise as Tur­floop’s “most coura­geous woman, who has put a ly­ing, cheat­ing no-good hus­band be­hind her in her quest for jus­tice”.

Meikie isn’t sad about John’s ac­ci­dent – she knows what he’s been do­ing be­hind her back!

Char­ity has been ly­ing to her friend Meikie.

John is bat­tered and bruised from his car crash.

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