Look out, KwaMashu! Gabisile is on the war path about her neighbourhood’s moral meltdown.
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“Gabisile Mdletshe (Baby Cele) is one of those aunts who you like but when someone says, ‘Aunt so-andso is coming to visit this weekend,’ you would rather go sleep over at your friend’s place. It’s not that they don’t love her. They do, but she is too strict,” says an amused Baby. And it’s not only Mumsy Mdletshe’s (Nomcebo Gumede) shocking pregnancy announcement at her baptism ceremony on Wednesday 23 May that’s setting this aunty off. When Zekhethelo (Nyalleng Thibedi) dutifully warns Gabisile on Friday 25 May that her tenants are selling alcohol behind her back, Gabisile rolls up her sleeves and prepares for a smackdown.
THE IRON FIST
The people of KwaMashu will see Gabisile’s fiercest colours shining out loud and clear on Tuesday 29 May. “Oh, she loses it!” laughs Baby. “She owns seven houses that she rents out and she knows what is happening in each and every house that she rents out to people. So when she finds out what is happening, all hell breaks loose. She just throws her tenants out – and they have kids! She’s like, ‘You know what? I took you in but don’t you ever think that the money that you pay for rent feeds me. It doesn’t. Listen here, I am Gabisile and I am the only one. You would never find another like me except for my ID photo in my ID book. Never forget. And once she says that, people just know.” In the end, Gabisile relents and gives her tenants two months to straighten themselves out. But she won’t be so merciful with the source of the problem.
YOU DON’T KNOW ME
Baby explains that “Gabisile believes because MaNgcobo (Dawn Thandeka King) owns the local nightclub in the township, this is now happening, people are selling alcohol. She hates it and there’s a story behind that. But I promise you, Gabisile will help them… in her own special way. There is only one person who knows Gabisile and what she is capable of and that is Nkunzi (Masoja Msiza). The viewers will have to wait for that day to come, because there is a story there. Nkunzi knows that you don’t mess with Gabisile…”
Gabisile is the last person the sinners of KwaMashu should be to annoying.