We’ve seen a lot of love triangles on local TV, but nothing compares to the drama that Tumi, Lindani and Mabutho bring to our screens. Just when we thought Lindani had moved on with his life, he came back and is determined to shake things up. However, things didn’t go quite as he had hoped, and it could be the end of the road for him. Let’s catch you up on what you might have missed on The River last week.
After discovering Tumi and Mabutho’s secret, Lindani wanted to do the right thing. In this case, that would be convincing Tumi to come clean about killing Mbali. He told her to go to the police and even got her to tell him everything that led to her sister’s death.
Tumi decides to come clean
Although Tumi and Lindani are no longer together, it’s clear that she still trusts him with her whole life. How else do you explain this confession? Anyway, after that chat with her ex-husband, Tumi eventually decides she’ll tell Zweli what really happened to his beloved daughter. But before she could do that, Mabutho tried everything in his power to stop her.
He reminds her that things would go downhill from there. “What do you think a judge would do if they found out that you had planned to kill your mother? They’d make an example of you,” he warns her. But she doesn’t listen to him.
Tumi went home to speak to Zweli and Lindani was right next to her waiting for the big moment. Just as she is about to spill the beans, Mabutho walks in and the truth doesn’t come out.
Is Lindani dead?
Of course, that’s not what Lindani signed up for and he didn’t stop pestering Tumi. She begged him to drop the whole thing as she had changed her mind about telling Zweli.
“I forgive myself every day for what I’ve done,” she said.
“I’ve tried. Since you can’t tell the truth, I’ll help you by telling Zweli myself,” Lindani told Tumi. At this point, Mabutho was also present and they both tried to stop Lindani from revealing the truth.
We all know how stubborn Lindani is and he wasn’t about to change his mind about doing the right thing. Mabutho is just as stubborn and this resulted in a huge fight between the cousins. Things escalated quickly and Mabutho did something he might live to regret.