Settling the score
The Cele elders cut ties with Fana when he tries to ruin Jack’s land development project.
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Businessman Fana (Mnqobi Duma) isn’t the type to let go of a grudge. Once he’s set his mind on taking vengeance, he is relentless and doesn’t stop until that person’s life is ruined. His latest feud is with his step-dad Jack (Vusi Kunene) on Thursday 15 February and Fana wants to dethrone Jack from his land development project on Thursday 15 February. “Fana has a lot of resentment and anger towards Jack,” says Mnqobi. He blames Jack for manipulating him into killing Russian gang leader AK (David Dukas) in November 2017. And Mnqobi adds that Jack never even apologised for putting Fana in the compromising position.
“Jack just expects Fana to be okay with blowing someone’s brains out. He wants Fana to ‘just get over it’ and that makes Fana angry,” explains the actor. While Jack is alert to the fact that Fana wants him off the board, Jack is busy working with Chief Cele (Jabulani Masilela) to oust Fana from the director’s board. But Fana won’t let their scheming continue and he argues with the royal leader on Friday 16 February, warning the chief to stop working with Jack or else! “Fana believes that Jack is only part of the development deal to get his hands on money. He doesn’t care about uplifting the people or their community,” explains Mnqobi. “Fana wants to expose Jack’s evil intentions to the public.”
But there is a problem. Fana argues with a second chief and is barred from working on the project himself. “Both the Cele and Mabaso families cut him out. They tell him that he is no longer allowed near the development as his constant feuding could cost them the tender,” explains Mnqobi. But Fana goes against his elders again by instigating the villagers to start a riot on Tuesday 20 February. “Fana wants to get media attention and he thinks that if the project gets bad press, then investors will pull out and Jack’s ‘big project’ won’t work out,” explains the actor. Although Jack is upset that Fana wants to ruin his development project, he’s got to focus on cleaning up the bad PR. Afterwards, he’ll go after the boy, says Mnqobi.
BLOW FOR BLOW
Undeterred, Fana turns to Jack’s rival Tau (Rapulana Seiphemo) on Thursday 22 February, with the hopes that they can derail the project for good. That same day, the pair receive a suspicious email on Fana’s laptop. “Tau instantly knows that it’s Jack’s devious tricks. Jack is trying to hack into Fana’s emails to see his next move, but Tau is well aware of Jack’s plotting and he tells Fana to delete the message,” explains Mnqobi. Fana trusts Tau, having partnered with him in August 2017 when he first got tired of Jack’s dodgy business deals. “At this point, Tau is the only person in Fana’s corner. Tau also wants revenge against Jack for all the times that Jack hurt him. Tau knows Jack’s moves and will help Fana destroy him for good,” reveals Mnqobi.
Luck seems to be on Fana’s side on Monday 26 February when investors seem sceptical of Jack’s plans. “There’s one last thing to tick of his list though,” says Mnqobi. Fana asks his brother-inlaw Mazwi (Musa Ngema) to stop working with Jack later on Monday. “Fana is confident that his plan is working. He tells Mazwi that nothing good is going to come from working with Jack. No one believes in the project anymore and it’s only a matter of time until it shuts down,” says Mnqobi. Perhaps Fana should ask himself why Mazwi turns his offer down without batting an eyelid…
Fana (left) uses Jack’s dirty tactics to ruin his property plans.