Wicked schemer Matshidiso (Buhle Samuels) has been on her guard for months when she’s around her boyfriend KK (Macdonald Tshifhiwa Ndou).
The businessman’s mood can change at the drop of a hat and he isn’t the kind of person you toy with, more so when you’ve betrayed him like Matshidiso. But this fortnight, there’s someone else to give Matshidiso sleepless nights: Dr Kutlwano (Lehasa Moloi). The pair ended 2019 as “business partners”, using Kutlwano’s medical knowledge to poison KK and trick him into signing over his fortune to Matshidiso in the belief that he was dying. “But Kutlwano became obsessed with her and before fleeing Thathe, he tried to shoot Matshidiso,” says Lehasa, who claims that his character is a changed man.
BACK FOR A CAUSE
Kutlwano slinks back into town, making sure that Matshidiso isn’t alerted to his presence as he’s not sure where their friendship stands. Instead, he moves into a local informal settlement with his new bestie Pinkie (Hloni Padi, Kea in sitcom Single Galz, 2014-2018), who tells him that he should put his healing skills to good use in the poor community. “She suggests a clinic as the hospital is far away,” says Lehasa. “That would be illegal, but Kutlwano is a healer and his cause is helping people.” Pinkie gives him her full support, while Hloni jokes it’s because she wants to be famous in the community. “Kutlwano is a doctor and Pinkie is a bit of a diva. Pinkie stays in the settlement, but she dreams big. She thinks that ‘rich doctor’ Kutlwano can give her her dreams.”
A DRASTIC TURN
In a moment of self reflection, the doctor tells Pinkie that he is a wanted man and he explains the KK scheme. He also tells Pinkie that Matshidiso paid him R5 million to leave and never speak of their deal. Later and purely by chance, Kutlwano and Matshidiso bump into each other. While he is all smiles, the look on her face is terror. “Matshidiso fears that he’s back to spill the beans and tell KK what they did,” explains Lehasa. It’s anything but that, adds the actor. “When Kutlwano sees Matshidiso, his old feelings come rushing back and he’s overwhelmed with obsession for ‘ the one who got away’.” Pinkie notices the change in his behaviour and when her seductive charms don’t work, she realises that to keep her love interest, Matshidiso must go. Thanks to Kutlwano’s confession session, she has the ammo to do just that. If she can prove everything to KK, that is…