All is fair in love & war
Mzi schemes to reconcile his father Suffocate with his sworn enemy David to get closer to Pearl.
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Mzi (Jesse Suntele) is on the hunt for the mystery woman he danced with at singer Reneilwe’s (Amo Chidi) masquerade party on Thursday 24 May. While Pearl (Petronella Tshuma) revealed her face to him, he was interrupted by a fire alarm and “they went their separate ways. Mzi is disappointed that he didn’t introduce himself,” explains Jesse. But Mzi is barking up the wrong tree – his dad Suffo (Mduduzi Mabaso) had a fling with Pearl but broke up because her dad is Suffo’s sworn enemy David (Jamie Bartlett). “Their rivalry goes beyond Pearl,” warns Jesse. The men have competing clubs and Suffo is a partner in David’s club Zero11, where they never agree on anything. “Mzi should run but he’s so smitten with this woman that he’d rather forge peace between their fathers than miss out at his chance on love,” adds Mzi.
BITE THE BULLET
They keep missing each other by seconds until Thursday 31 May when Mzi goes out for drinks with Sabelo (Ishmauel Songo) to forget about Pearl. “He spots her talking to Bash (Siphiwe Mtshali) at Zero11. Mzi goes over and in the end, introduces himself,” says Jesse. “He tells her about the party and that he rescued her on the side of the road after her kidnapping [in early May]”. Pearl has been searching for her rescuer to thank him “and they make plans for a date. But first, Mzi wants to get Suffo and David making peace,” laughs Jesse nervously.
NO PAIN, NO GAIN
With no time to spare, Mzi organises a meeting between the two hardmen on Friday 1 June and he’s got an idea. Mzi convinces Suffo to sell his Zero11 shares to David, but no surprises here: the meeting goes pear-shaped. “Suffo and David quarrel about everything. They end the meeting on a sour note but that doesn’t mean that Mzi is going to stop his mission to get them to get along,” reveals Jesse.
Mzi spots Pearl chatting to Bash after search for her for weeks.
Mzi’s peace-talks end with fingers being pointed.