Generations – The Legacy
… and the Mabaso baddie is about to lose more than money.
Watch your back, Jack (Vusi Kunene). Crime gang the Russians are hunting the shady businessman and they make their demand clear on Friday 15 September: pay back the money you stole or else! There’s no place for Jack to hide and that’s when he realises that the Russians won’t stop with him – his family are in danger too! Jack’s daughter Sphe (Pearl Monama) and his wife Nandi (Brenda Mhlongo) are easy targets, and it’s not like Jack has friends he can ask to help him… In fact, it turns out that Jack’s enemies Tau and Gadaffi (Rapulana Seiphemo and Vuyo Dabula) are the ones spearheading the Russians’ attack!
ENEMY FOR AN ENEMY
“It’s all a big plan to get rid of Jack,” says Generations publicist Gaaratwe Mokhethi. “Gadaffi framed Jack and made the Russians think that Jack stole their money. They think that the Mabaso patriarch is their number-one enemy and that Gadaffi is their ally, when it’s almost the exact opposite. Gadaffi and his brother-in-law Tau are playing puppetmasters and want to drive Jack insane… and out of their business world. “The Russians have been pointed towards Jack by their ‘friends’ Tau and Gadaffi. They send threats on Friday 15 September and if Jack doesn’t respond, there will be consequences,” hints Gaaratwe.
Jack has never made a secret of his criminal ways, but until now, he has trusted no one with his dealings. But with his enemies lining up, Jack’s had no alternative but to hand over reins of his various businesses to his son Fana (Mnqobi Duma). “This is a backup plan in case he gets injured,” says Gaaratwe. “He fears that something will go wrong with the Russians and that his empire will be threatened. And it’s not a moment too soon – on Monday 18 September, Jack’s meeting with the gang goes horribly wrong and he’s shot in the skirmish.
Jack is under attack and he isn’t seeing a positive outcome. “This is his biggest worry. He is wounded. He is shot. He can’t defend himself and he also can’t protect his family,” explains Gaaratwe. “For now, his direct enemies are the Russians. If he can stop them, that’s one less thing to worry about.” But Tau isn’t getting his hands dirty, even when it comes to handing down orders. Gadaffi instead is the one barking commands on Thursday 21 September when he hands instructions to his right-hand man AK (David Dukas). If everything goes according to plan, they might be able to get rid of Jack. But as Gaaratwe warns, “You never know how things will unfold in a soapie…”
Jack Mabaso is staring death in the face.
Gadaffi has pulled the wool over the Russians’ eyes.
Tau is watching the plan unfold from afar.
Jack takes a bullet when his meeting turns ugly.