An eye for an eye

Nina is left blind and with­out her shebeen when Lin­coln dis­cov­ers that she’s be­hind his med­i­cal woes.

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Nina (Khabon­ina Qubeka) isn’t used to be­ing the un­der­dog, so her san­goma Dlanga­mandla’s (Keneilwe Ma­tizze) vi­sion and warn­ing on Tues­day 13 Novem­ber leaves her un­set­tled. Her en­emy Lin­coln (Lin­dani Nkosi) is com­ing for her. “For the first time, Nina is dis­traught and un­sure of her­self,” warns Khabon­ina. “She used spells in Oc­to­ber to make Lin­coln go blind as part of their on­go­ing war. Now Lin­coln wants re­venge and he is go­ing to at­tack – she just doesn’t know where, when or how.” Nina won’t have to wait long to find out that Lin­coln is go­ing to give her a taste of her own medicine af­ter con­sult­ing his san­goma on Wed­nes­day 14 Novem­ber, ex­plains Khabon­ina. “Be­fore he even asks Gatanga (Amos Ketlele) to re­store his eye­sight, Lin­coln de­mands that Nina be ex­posed to the com­mu­nity. He wants her in jail, beg­ging him for for­give­ness.” It’s one thing get­ting even with Nina, beat­ing her is a whole other story though.

DOWN AND OUT

Nina wakes up blind later on Wed­nes­day 14 Oc­to­ber. “She freaks out. It just hap­pens – boom, in an in­stant,” says Khabon­ina. “She gets to Dlanga­mandla but there is noth­ing that she can do for Nina.” The san­goma tells Nina that Lin­coln has some­how re­v­ersed her spell and since they threw the first stone, they can’t re­verse this re­ver­sal. Nina’s as­sis­tant Ce­bisa (Nasiphi Ntabeni) helps her get around but this couldn’t have come at a worse time for Nina, says the ac­tress. “She’s been fight­ing to keep her shebeen run­ning fol­low­ing ru­mours in Oc­to­ber that it was haunted by the spirit of Hec­tor (Shep­herd Sibisi), the gang­ster that Nina mur­dered and buried un­der the stage in 2016. She isn’t mak­ing enough money. Her bills are pil­ing up and her cus­tomers have turned their backs against her. It’s aw­ful for Nina.”

FUEL TO THE FIRE

Lin­coln’s thirst for blood isn’t sat­is­fied though and on Fri­day 16 Novem­ber he tells his min­ers that Nina is a witch and tried to kill him. Riled up, they torch the shebeen with Nina in­side. “There are flames ev­ery­where, trap­ping her,” ex­claims Khabon­ina. “But while Dlanga­mandla helps her to safety, worse is wait­ing out­side.” The po­lice take Nina into cus­tody while they’ve re-opened Hec­tor’s mur­der docket and she’s in trou­ble for cast­ing spells. Still blind, Nina will be a sorry sight whim­per­ing in prison. But while she can’t see, Nina will gain in­sight into what she must do to save her eyes – whether she likes it or not: apol­o­gise to Lin­coln.

Nina is forced to feel her way around when Lin­coln steals her eye­sight.

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