Lerato’s got a bun in the oven and needs her bestie’s help.
Pregnancy has a way of changing people, like feisty record label boss Lerato (Samkelo Ndlovu). She’s carrying her secret boyfriend Lungile’s (Meshack Mavuso) baby while his wife Bongi (Thembi Seete) is locked in a mental asylum. Lerato isn’t just scared of people in the office learning that she’s been sleeping with the boss, she’s more worried about Bongi finding out that she’s been cheating with Lungile – it will be the second time after Lerato hooked up with Bongi’s dead hubby Doc (Dumisani Mbebe) in 2015. Lerato has put her clubbing aside and lunch dates are a thing of the past. Now she’s keeping a low profile – but that may just draw more attention to her.
DODGE THE BULLET
Lerato has always been a slave to love, but this time getting her sanity back is the only thing on her mind. But it’s her changed personality that calls out clearly to her friend Nomalanga (Nomalanga Shozi) on Wednesday 20 September. Nomalanga drags Lerato to lunch kicking and screaming and demands that her friend ’fess up. And it’s a jaw-dropper! Nomalanga can’t believe what she’s hearing, but she tells Lerato that she’s going to help her figure things out, starting with married Lungile. There’s no way that he’s going to abandon Bongi now that she’s lost the plot – he would look like a monster. Nomalanga’s focus is helping Lerato and her unborn baby.
With a guilty conscience and her child in mind, Lerato takes a huge step on Thursday 21 September and goes to see Bongi at the asylum. After seeing the situation that Bongi is in, Lerato wishes that she could take back everything she did with Lungile. She keeps a smile on her face and tries to comfort Bongi, who’s been locked away since mid July after Lungile drugged her so that he could spend time with Lerato. And now, with her hormones out of control, Lerato blames herself, thinking that she did this to Bongi. At the same time, if Lungile is willing to do this to his wife, what would he do to Lerato if she doublecrossed him?
Lerato tries to hide her secret. Nomalanga has no words for her friend.