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90 Plein Street series four coming to SABC2 in December!

By admin
30 November 2013

90 Plein Street fans are in for huge dosages of drama, intrigue and exhilaration when season four of the series begins on SABC2 at 21h30 from Tuesday 10 December for 26 weeks.

This series traces the turbulent fortunes of president Dineo (Thembi Mtshali), MP Nathan Jantjies (Terence Bridgett) and community organizer Lerato Maduna (Precious Makgaretsa).  At this early stage Born Free Media, producers of the series for SABC Education are not ‘telling all’ but gave us a sneak preview.

President Dineo has pinned her reputation on the success of the NDP which must pass the scrutiny and gain the endorsement of the next party conference.  If the proposed NDP fails, she fails and her leadership becomes an issue. The NDP is met with controversy and criticism.  The president must fire a minister as a disciplinary measure which triggers a rebellion against the president.

Unlikely help comes from a relatively new MP Nathan Jantjies with deep roots in the Cape Flats. He promises he can hold the line for the President in the province with ulterior hopes that by doing this he will earn acknowledgement in the form of a seat on the cabinet.  His promise is met with scepticism from the president so he sets out to wrest a ward in Khayelitsha.  He encourages a young woman Lerato Maduna, well known in the township as a community organiser, but with sceptical traditional politics, to stand; she wins the nomination contest.

Lerato is an idealist; she believes that a firm commitment to the welfare of the people is all that’s required of a good political leader. What she doesn’t realize is that by unwittingly serving the interests of Nathan, her patron and mentor, and ultimately president Dineo politics are interconnected.

90 Plein Street is not without the drama of love and heartache; politicians and activists are also human!  More drama and intrigue to follow soon!