A sav­ing Grace

Wandile’s con­trol-freak at­ti­tude makes Grace re­think her deal to give Wandile her baby.

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Preg­nant new ar­rival Grace (Sisekho Vivelo) didn’t re­alise what she was get­ting her­self into when she agreed to let Wandile (Chi Mhende) adopt her baby on Thurs­day 8 Novem­ber. Be­cause Wandile is trans­gen­der and can’t carry a baby of her own, she wants to ex­pe­ri­ence ev­ery part of the preg­nancy and mi­cro­man­age ev­ery­thing that Grace does, ex­plains Sisekho. “Grace feels like she’s un­der con­stant sur­veil­lance. Wandile is ques­tion­ing her ev­ery move, from what she eats to what she wears. It’s too much,” says the ac­tress. Wandile turns her con­trol­ling ten­den­cies up a notch on Wed­nes­day 14 Novem­ber and de­mands that Grace moves into her apart­ment with­out telling her room­mate and sis­ter Zitha (Zoe Mthiyane) first. “This liv­ing ar­range­ment is an awk­ward ex­pe­ri­ence for Grace. Zitha doesn’t re­ally want her there, so Grace feels out of place and she de­spises that Wandile nit-picks ev­ery­thing that she does, which drifts them apart when they should be clos­est,” adds Sisekho.

Why did Grace agree to give up her child? Grace wants to give her un­born son a chance at a bet­ter life. She’ll do any­thing to en­sure that her child grows up in a safe and lov­ing en­vi­ron­ment, which she can’t pro­vide. What is the deal that Grace has with Wandile? Ini­tially, their con­tract was straight­for­ward: Grace was go­ing to get a pay-out af­ter her baby is born. But Grace quickly re­alises [in early De­cem­ber] that Wandi isn’t fully pre­pared to be a mother and she con­sid­ers an es­cape plan to pro­tect her baby. So she’s not en­tirely happy with Wandile? It’s a tur­bu­lent re­la­tion­ship to say the least. Wandi doesn’t want to raise eye­brows af­ter Grace leaves her with the baby, so she asks Grace to pre­tend that she’s her girl­friend. Again, Grace is un­easy but she bites her tongue be­cause she needs the money. Why is Zitha op­posed to Grace mov­ing in? Zitha and Wandi are hid­ing the fact that they’re sis­ters as they are still search­ing for their dad Zola’s (Mu­todi Neshehe) killer. The last thing that they need in an apart­ment full of se­crets is a stranger. You’ve just ar­rived on the soap; what has stood out? Work­ing on Gen­er­a­tions! My heart skipped a beat when

Abi­gail Khubeka, who plays Zondiwe, walked into the make-up room. It’s a mir­a­cle that I man­aged to even say “hello”.

Grace (left) keeps her doubts about Wandile to her­self.

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