Lit­tle girl lost

For Xo­lile, the threat of los­ing Mthunzi’s her fa­ther all over again. love is like los­ing

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If you’re shak­ing your head over Xo­lile Langa’s (Sive­nathi Mabuya) de­ci­sion on Mon­day 5 Novem­ber and what hap­pens be­tween her and her on-off fi­ancé Mthunzi (Bongile Mant­sai) on Wed­nes­day 7 Novem­ber, you aren’t even her big­gest critic. “Her younger self would be look­ing at her right now go­ing, ‘Wow! Xo­lile! Just… wow,’” ad­mits Sive­nathi. But ever since Xo­lile found out about her dad Siseko’s (Hlomla Dan­dala) mur­der on Thurs­day 16 Au­gust, she has been run­ning blindly from the truth – right into Mthunzi’s arms.

DADDY’S GIRL

“When she lost her fa­ther, she lost a man who meant a lot to her. That void was filled by Mthunzi. Be­ing so at­tached to him helps her to get away from the sit­u­a­tion of hav­ing to deal with her fa­ther’s death and also dis­tracts her mind and her feel­ings,” ex­plains Sive­nathi. “She doesn’t have the op­por­tu­nity to sit down and grieve prop­erly. It has a lot to do with her mak­ing such rash de­ci­sions and be­ing in such a hurry with ev­ery­thing.”

SPOT­LIGHT OFF

Mthunzi has been us­ing that sense of loss to ma­nip­u­late Xo­lile by de­lib­er­ately freez­ing her out ever since she asked him to sign a pre-nup on Fri­day 26 Oc­to­ber – un­der the guise of giv­ing her space to deal with her is­sues. Not only has he been spend­ing less time with her, he has been rub­bing her face in it by turn­ing all that at­ten­tion he once paid her to the other woman in her fam­ily. Aside from con­stantly flirt­ing with Yvonne (Kgo­motso Christo­pher), he even kissed kiss­ing Xo­lile’s mom Bon­iswa (Lu­sanda Mbane) on Wed­nes­day 31 Oc­to­ber. “The ‘space’ he al­lows her forces her to deal with the re­al­ity of her fam­ily com­pletely shift­ing from be­ing happy to be­ing life­less. A lot of things come tum­bling down as soon as Mthunzi is out of the pic­ture,” says the ac­tress.

SAVE THE DATE

And as Xo­lile can feel her orig­i­nal Mon­day 19 Novem­ber wed­ding date crawl­ing closer, her men­tal chaos will in­crease. “She starts to panic,” ad­mits Sive­nathi. “It’s a very stress­ful time for her. We see her try­ing her best not to ac­cept that the wed­ding might pos­si­bly not hap­pen. She is com­pletely in de­nial and try­ing her best to pre­tend.”

Xo­lile (main) is easy pick­ings for her emo­tion­ally ma­nip­u­la­tive fi­ancé Mthunzi.

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