The second season of eHostela kicked off with a number of surprises. The drama series, which follows the lives of hitmen who live in Delinkani Hostel, added a few familiar faces to the lineup.
These new characters include popular South African actors such as Dumisani Dlamini, who plays Celemba, Sjava, who stars as Fish (Celemba’s son), and Captain Moloi, played by Lockdown actress Linda Sebezo. We’re only two episodes into the new season and there have already been some interesting moments.
Mndeni asked to snitch on Celemba
Season 1 ended in tears after Mndeni’s partner, Khethiwe, was brutally murdered. Although some time has passed since she was gunned down, Mndeni is still haunted by her death.
He made his way back to the notorious hostel a year later as a broken man who’s trying to find closure. As much as he vowed to leave the gangster life behind him, he’s found himself right back in the middle of it.
Shortly after arriving at the hostel, Mndeni, who thought he had no living relatives, found out that he still has an uncle. In order to meet this uncle and find out more details about his family, he has to work with Captain Moloi and Ma’Skhakhane to bring Celemba down. Ma’Skhakhane, who is in a relationship with Celemba, decides to work with the police after discovering that Celemba is responsible for her late son’s death.
Mbuzi, the sacrificial lamb
Mndeni will have to get closer to Celemba and become one of his most trusted allies to pull this off. This will help him to get all the information he needs so that the police have as much evidence as possible. Gang members are known for their “no snitching” policy, but it seems this is a rule Celemba doesn’t mind breaking. He was left with no choice but to rejoin the Brotherhood after finding out that Celemba’s gun was used in Khethiwe’s murder.
Mndeni made a convincing speech in front of Celemba and other Brotherhood members. He promised to give them everything he had if they allowed him to join. “The cries of those I have killed are weighing heavily on my shoulders. I can’t do it on my own, I need the Brotherhood to help me carry the load. I need a home. I need the family I was brought up in,” he said.
To prove that he’s serious about joining the Brotherhood, Mndeni was asked to shoot Mbuzi – an innocent man – in full view of community members. He did it without hesitation and just like that, he was back in business.