From cufflinks to handcuffs
Bad-guy David sets the cops on Suffo’s tail when he refuses to dump David’s daughter Pearl.
If gangster Suffocate (Mduduzi Mabaso) had his way, he would’ve strangled the life from his ex-wife Niki (Nolo Phiri). She has ruined his happiness from day 1 – like sleeping with his brother and hiding paternity test results for Suffo’s baby with his other wife Puleng (Tebogo Khalo) during 2016. And now she is working with Suffo’s enemy #1 David Genaro (Jamie Bartlett)! “Niki is the worst!” laughs Mduduzi. “She’s playing happy family with David and that makes Suffo uncomfortable.” That isn’t all: Niki has another trick up her sleeve, in the form of David’s daughter Pearl (Petronella Tshuma), who happens to be Suffo’s new squeeze. “Niki knows the buttons to press to get Suffo mad,” says Mduduzi. But losing his cool on Thursday 17 August would be a problem, because Suffo is working with David’s baby-mama ex Andiswa (Tina
Jaxa) to steal David’s empire. “There is a lot riding on this: family, bragging and a lot of money. Suffocate will make sure that he’s on top,” adds Mduduzi.
DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL
David knows that Pearl is in danger at Suffo’s side but he puts an end to that on Friday 18 August, explains Mduduzi. “David spills the beans to Pearl about Suffo and her mom’s relationship but she doesn’t want to hear a thing. Pearl is smitten with Suffo and dumping him is the last thing on her mind!” But that doesn’t mean she trusts Suffo – Pearl sneaks around on Monday 21 August but doesn’t confront the pair when she catches them red-handed. “She pretends like everything is fine,” says Mduduzi, whose character is showering both women with affection. “These women are intrigued by Suffo as much as he scares David and that is a sign of power. They want Suffo’s protection and to learn a few tricks from him.”
Andiswa is experienced and can feel a change in her mother-daughter bond on Thursday 24 August. She begs Suffo to dump Pearl but he refuses – and he has more in store: Suffo is going to marry Pearl! “He is taking the revenge thing too far,” says Mduduzi. “This guy doesn’t even get down on one knee to propose. He just says it in passing and that shows he doesn’t really care about Pearl.” But just like Suffo, Andiswa has her own plans and on Friday 25 August she makes it her mission to get David to end Suffo and Pearl’s relationship. “She is in a difficult position: Andiswa wants a worthy guy for Pearl and she wishes that she was marrying Suffo. It’s tricky and Suffo knows that – and that’s the perfect way to further drive the rift in David’s family,” explains Mduduzi.
David knows that the only way to stop the wedding is to put Suffo in prison and he doesn’t have a problem doing that on Friday 25 August. “David thinks that he has the perfect idea – he plants the murder weapon ‘ that Suffo used’ to murder his own brother Themba (Sphamandla Dhludhlu) in May 2017. Niki killed Themba but David hopes that Suffo will take the fall. But it’s a bad idea from the start,” hints Mduduzi. The cops arrive at Suffo’s club on Monday 28 August to ask questions and search the property, leaving Suffo speechless when they find the weapon and place him under arrest for Themba’s murder…
Pearl is clueless about the danger she’s in with the men in her life.