No one seems to know just how much Mndeni has to deal with. While he’s still haunted by his beloved Khethiwe’s passing, he’s also been trying to figure out other important things in his life.
The sangoma he went to when he came back from KZN told him the same thing when he was with his fellow Brotherhood members. “You know what you have to do. You have to get cleansed. You have to get rid of the dark cloud that’s following you. It’s preventing my muthi from working.”
Mndeni smiles again
This could be a lot to handle at this point. Although there’s a dark cloud hanging over him, Mndeni seems to have found something that can bring the spark back to his life. He finally had a chance to have a conversation with Ma’Skhakhane’s daughter, Sthandwa. Mndeni had only seen her once, in passing, and she made a lasting impression.
Their first conversation brought him so much joy. She complimented him on his beautiful voice, and they started talking about music. Mndeni told her that he doesn’t sing anymore, which took her by surprise. “I only sing occasionally when I’m going hunting or when I go fishing or just milking cows at home,” he said. And that’s where it ended.
Running out of time
Meanwhile, Ma’Skhakhane is pulling all the stops to make sure that Celemba’s downfall comes sooner rather than later. During her meeting with Mndeni, she made it clear that they don’t have enough time and came up with a proposal.
“I have a plan,” she said.
She then handed him a recording device and told him to plant it at Celemba’s headquarters. At first Mndeni wasn’t sold on the idea and had to get some motivation from Ma’Skhakhane.
“You were able to come up with the plan to go and steal the guns at the station. This should be easy. Why would you not be able to pull off such a small task?”
After that speech, Mndeni did as he was told. There’s no way of telling whether the plan will work or not, especially now that Mndeni might be getting closer to connecting the dots about his family.