For­bid­den love

Marothi’s wed­ding pro­posal forces Rachel to choose: her re­la­tion­ship or her fam­ily.

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There is very lit­tle that nurs­ing stu­dent Rachel (Le­sego Marakalla) won’t do to pro­tect her newly rekin­dled re­la­tion­ship with her sug­ar­daddy Marothi (Macks Papo). That in­cludes turn­ing her back on her con­trol­ling fam­ily, who’ve never ap­proved of her dat­ing the shady busi­ness­man – es­pe­cially her mom Celia (Shoki Se­bot­sane), who has con­fronted Marothi nu­mer­ous times. But wait un­til Celia finds out that her daugh­ter isn’t just dat­ing an older man on Thurs­day 8 Novem­ber, she’s go­ing to marry him too! “Rachel doesn’t ex­pect this [mar­riage pro­posal]. She’s ex­cited and overjoyed that he wants to be with her even af­ter what she did to him,” says Le­sego. Marothi found out in Oc­to­ber that Rachel, who was still his ex at the time, used a love po­tion to steal him away from his new girl­friend. While Marothi is ready to for­give and for­get, Le­sego says that it’ll be a big­ger ask to get Celia to ac­cept the en­gage­ment on Fri­day 9 Novem­ber.


“Marothi is old enough to be Rachel’s fa­ther, sure, but they gen­uinely love each other,” ex­plains Le­sego. “Rachel would rather cut ties with her fam­ily than ruin chances with the love of her life. Fam­ily will al­ways be there if she comes back.” This leaves a bit­ter taste in Celia’s mouth, who’s fu­ri­ous about her daugh­ter’s en­gage­ment, ex­plains the ac­tress. “Celia doesn’t be­lieve that Marothi is with her daugh­ter for the right rea­son [love]. She con­stantly ques­tions his in­ten­tions. She thinks that Marothi is a bad guy be­cause he is arrogant.” Rachel won’t have her mom bad­mouthing her fi­ancé and she makes it clear to Celia and the el­ders that the wed­ding will hap­pen “whether they like it or not,” adds Le­sego.


Rachel tack­les her wed­ding prep with vigour on Mon­day 12 Novem­ber. “She wants a per­fect wed­ding. This stems from her not want­ing to let Marothi down,” ex­plains Le­sego. “He is more than a lover. He’s some sort of fa­ther­fig­ure, fill­ing the void that was left by her fa­ther’s off­screen pass­ing in 2013.” Marothi gives his bride-to-be a shoul­der to cry on and she doesn’t want to dis­ap­point him, which is why Rachel goes back to her fam­ily one last time on Tues­day 13 Novem­ber. “Rachel flat- out dares Celia to in­ter­fere in her wed­ding ar­range­ments. This young woman is ready for war. Celia can ei­ther be a part of it or not even get an in­vi­ta­tion. Her choice,” says Le­sego.

Marothi is at the cen­tre of Rachel’s fam­ily feud.

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