Tladi and Ashanti are in a fatherly tailspin after a confession.
Keeping Score viewers have always been privy to ASA gym manager Mmamosa’s (Sonia Mbele) secret: that her son Tladi (Solomon Sebothma) is the son of her one-time true love Justice (Saint Seseli). Justice ditched Mmamosa as a pregnant teen and doesn’t recognise her from almost 20 years earlier. But that DNA secret is about to be revealed, whether or not Mmamosa is ready. On Monday 18 September, Justice’s daughter Botho (Moliehli Makobane) blurts out the truth in a fit of rage, having learnt it from Mmamosa herself in August during a booze-fuelled confession session. And that’s not all: while reading her late mom’s diaries, Botho learnt that Ashanti (Shalima Mkongo) isn’t her sister!
OLD WOUNDS OPENED
“Tladi is shocked by this life-altering news. He confronts his mother and at the back of his mind, he’s hoping that what Botho has said is just a lie,” explains Moliehli. “He is thinking that Botho is saying this because she has insecurities about Tladi and Ashanti’s relationship.” Botho and Tladi bonded during his trial when he was falsely accused of rape and Botho fell in love with him, unaware that his heart belonged to Ashanti. It’s not good news for Tladi – Mmamosa not only confirms that Justice is his father, she shows no remorse for hiding this. “It’s disgusting,” says Moliehli. “This truth is the last thing he wanted.”
NEW TRUTHS DISCOVERED
Botho continues her destructive path on Monday 18 September and drops a bomb on her “sister”. “Botho tells Ashanti that Justice isn’t her father and she is terribly upset,” explains Moliehli. “Ashanti’s life is a lie and she can’t turn to Justice now – she doesn’t trust him.” Instead, Ashanti confides in paralysed athlete Lebona (Mothusi Magano). “She tells him that she needs a distraction while processing this information, so he kisses her,” reveals the actress. But there is just one problem with Ashanti hooking up with Lebona… and it’s one that isn’t going to go away in a hurry: she’s still engaged to Tladi!
Botho creates chaos for Tladi (left) and her sister Ashanti (right).
Mmamosa’s lies are exposed.