“Kusezoshuba!” That is the first thing that comes to mind when Scandal! actress Gcina Nkosi thinks of her storyline.
She plays Zinzile Ngema in the series.
This week her character is going to get arrested and it will be the start of a series of bad things that will plague the Ngema family.
Zinzile will be arrested with her daughter Lindiwe (played by Nomvelo Makhanya) at the graduation ceremony which will take place at Chillax.
“Viewers should stay tuned. The arrest is just one of many plot twists that are coming up in the storyline,” she says.
Police found a card cloning machine in Lindiwe’s room at the commune and there is evidence that her boyfriend Nhlamulo (Matthews Rantsoma) had deposited money into her mother’s account.
Gcina (50) speaks to Drum about the relationship between parents and their children.
“Zinzile and Lindiwe are in a very hard situation. Lindiwe has gone through a lot and even though she had a rough start, she is finally graduating and it is a moment that is filling her entire family with pride.
“But now the things that the mother knows about the boyfriend are worrisome. Yes, there is love there but he is also leading her astray. In IsiZulu there is a saying that says ‘indlela ibuzwa kwabaphambili’ loosely translated as seeking counsel from your elders.
"So Lindi has reached out to her mother and I think it is important to keep an open channel of communication between parents and children. If even you do not agree with them but they must feel free enough to come to you as parent with whatever it is that they’re going through,” she says.
“I believe as a parent you must be humble enough so that your children can open up to you. You do not want to find them confiding in other people who may not necessarily have their best interests at heart like you do,” she says.
Though she does not have any biological children of her own, she considers herself a mother to her nieces and nephews.
“They know they can come to me about anything.”
A lot is still going to unfold in the Ngema family and Gcina says some people might even find themselves judging Zinzile who they had previously considered to be a saint or a humble and submissive wife.
“Things have happened, and a lot has led Zinzile to make the decisions she has made that have now landed her in the situation that she is in. People must keep watching because kusezoshuba,” she says.
“I am not married and playing the role of a married woman going through such things has not put me off marriage. I can relate to what is happening in the Ngema household. I saw my own mother go through some of those things. I have never been married, my one sister is married and the other is going to be married soon.
"Lobola was once paid for me but my husband died a very long time ago. What I know is that my marriage will not be like any of those that I have seen because no two marriages are the same. Marriages have their own challenges just like any relationship does.”
She does not think there is a chance for her to have children of her own because of her age, but if the right man came along and they got married, then she would consider whatever options are available to grow her family.