Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
Some people are acting like divas on television and it is only Mr TV Police who has the guts to put them at their places. I was told back in 2009 that before pride there is a fall & I would hate to see these aspirant divas eating their humble pies.
- Thembeka from Scandal!
Dear Thembeka, would you please stop with your childish games, Mr TV Police got no appetite for them. Every Tom, Dick & Harry can see that you are not over Quinton. You still love the guy and the sooner you come out to party, the better for everyone.
Playing hard to get can be romantic sometimes but the game starts becoming tedious when you have the girl who cried herself to sleep after the break up with the ex going all out inviting his uncles to make Quinton jealous. PLEASE STOP IT!
- Meikie from Skeem Saam
Aunty Meikie, we know that your house is not only beautiful but expensive as well; and the life that you lead it’s a huge contrast to that of your neighbours, especially Ma Ntuli who is a mere receptionist at a public hospital and stays in a 4 room government built house.
But dear, not everyone is after your riches. Your utterance that Mapitsi might be deliberately falling pregnant so that she can trap T’bose with babies was not only irresponsible but gave a true reflection of who you truly are and how you view your subordinates. That was extreme & appalling. Madimabe bophelo bo bjalo ka labile la kiribane. Rapela dinose di se go lome ka le lengwe la matšatsši.
- Thandaza from Muvhango
Here is someone of Meikie’s caliber. It wasn’t by a mistake Doobsie dubbed Thandaza ‘Ms Goody two shoes.’ Mr TV Police sees Katlego as a rowdy groupie & yes she’s bad news but why does she have to take all the blame that Vusi’s car was discovered to have been at a risky location?
Yes, ordinarily Vusi wouldn’t have gone there if it wasn’t for Katlego but we must acknowledge the fact that Vusi is not Dakalo. No one can dictate to him what to do and what not to do. Katlego was not at the Polokwane Academy when Vusi & S’the stole the principal’s car. But knowing Thandaza, it can only be a riff-raff Katlego to introduce her sophisticated son to primitive areas as if Diepkloof in Soweto is that high class.
- Nikkie from Rhythm City
Nikkie is heavily pregnant and that alone is distressing. The fact that your body is not yours alone and you are unable to do certain things by your self does not go down with many pregnant women. The only noble thing Suffo can offer to Nikkie is his support instead of gallivanting in taverns drinking alcohol.
Although it is not good to kick the poor woman when she’s down but aike Nikkie is not all innocent and she’s probably getting what she deserved. What was she expecting when she walked down the aisle with Suffocate, that they will lead a happily ever life? A di go je!
Pictures: e-tv, Skeem Saam, Muvhango and Rhythm City.
Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
What happens when the maid from a popular television soapie gets a big fat promotion? Mr TV Police is not talking about a normal endorsement that promotes the maid to a higher position like ‘chief cleaner’ or ‘operational maids manager.’
He, however, is talking about a completely different type of a promotion that includes taking the cleaner’s red & white uniform to the dustbin and start wearing a lingerie and then roba-letheka in bed with the previous boss now called ‘daddy’ and or ‘hubby’.
Mr TV Police dubs this kind of a promotion a “bedroom promotion” that comes with new ‘job’ descriptions. Normal work Promotions certainly call for the restructuring of some things and the same goes with the bedroom promotion.
As a maid, you shall call your employer ‘boss’, you’ll wear the cleaner’s uniform, clean after everyone’s mess etc but post bedroom promotion, you change your look to a more sophisticated one like applying expensive make-up, getting a weave, buying exclusive clothes, call your previous boss by his name, jump into bed with him, fondle with his tooth-pick and many other things.
But over and above, and many actors will love this, you start enjoying a lot of screen time and that means you get calls to report for work more frequently; and Mr TV Police knows that frequent calls is equivalent to more money!
And the maid with benefits that Mr TV Police is talking about is none another than Victoria of Rhythm City. From being a maid at the Vilakazi household, Victoria is now Miles’ princess who uses every chance she gets to make everyone feel that she is now in charge.
Perhaps it was always inevitable that Victoria will get such a promotion. Her name is exclusive and surpasses the maid petty standard.
But now that she got the promotion, Victoria is acting all arrogant, especially in front of Lucilla (Miles’ ex wife). She uses every opportunity to show Lucilla that she’s now in charge, she calls the shots. Miles cannot accommodate the two divas in his life & the maid is fighting to escape relegation. Let’s hope she survives to eternity.
Rhythm City is on e-tv everyday from Monday to Friday at 18:30.
Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
Sepedi sa gešo se re: ‘ya maswi ga e ke tswale.’ Ge se tšwela pele se re ‘kgomo ka mo gobe e wetšwa ke namane.’
Clockwise: the two idioms can be interpreted as saying, in most of the time children are not a true reflection of their parents as far self conduct and behaviour are concerned. Also, children in their pursuit of what is wrong and right shall attract troubles and or problems along the way that will inevitably become their patents’ issues- and that’s exactly what is happening in the Maputla household.
Meikie and John are forever are each other throats because of the mistakes that their two boys, T’bose and Leeto commit. Although the two parents are always lenient when it comes to T’bose who happens to be their obvious favourite boy, but unfortunately the same cannot be said about the family’s black sheep, Leeto.
Mr TV Police sees Meikie as egoistical. She thinks highly of herself. She can’t have the same couches as Celia Kunutu. The fact that her neighbour Ma Ntuli stays in a government built house, and would, time and again, ask for sugar from the Maputla house probably gives the Turfloop Madam a sense of importance in the community.
For someone like Meikie, she can’t afford bad publicity. The only thing people should know about her is that she is well off, she runs her own supermarket, the husband is a lecturer, she stays in a Turfloop-standard mansion, and her second born is doing grade 12 with a prospect of studying at UJ next year.
Simply put, Meikie’s name should be associated with only the good things but unfortunately such a life is a fallacy and the princess of Mankweng is learning the hard way. Her two boys are not helping the situation as they always attract bad publicity, and because of that, Meikie and John will forever lock horns.
John thinks that Leeto should be left alone to learn his lesson in life. Although Meikie agrees, but she seems to disagree with John on the extend that Leeto should be left to stand on his own feet. Meikie understands that Leeto’s blunders would come back to tarnish the Maputla reputation hence she always insist on cleaning after Leeto’s messes. Meikie can’t afford to have her reputation tarnished, never!
Pictures: Skeem Saam (Facebook)
Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
It seems Thuli Nkosi from Muvhango is following in the footsteps of Generations serial daters, Karabo & Dineo; and worse enough she’s doing a great job in the Department of Dating New Hunks in Town (DDNHT).
But before Mr TV Police could cross the channel boarders to the SABC 1 embattled Generations, he would like to narrow it down to just Muvhango. He would like to argue that perhaps Thulisile is also caught in the Nkosi serial dating syndrome spider web- it runs in the family.
History has taught us that the Nkosi daughters do not waste time to say ‘YES’ to new men in town. We have been told of Nonny’s shenanigans when it comes to men.
Malume Themba could not hold back his words about how disappointed he was with Nonny who happened to have numerous boyfriends back in KZN. Barely two months in Jo’burg Nonny jumped into bed with Tumelo Mojalefa to play the roba-letheka game after meeting for less than a minute on our screens.
Thandaza, the highly praised granddaughter of the Nkosis, also had her own share of dramas. Besides the national interest squabbles she had with Doobsie over Edward, Thandaza could not let Pheko slip through her fingers, this while she was still wearing black clothes mourning for her deceased husband. Pheko was the cousin to Edward; and Ranthumeng is also the cousin to both gentlemen.
So who can blame Thuli now? Mr TV Police blames the Nkosi genes instead. However, Thuli seems to be taking the Nkosi bokwanti tendencies a one step further in a sense that married men attract her more than anything.
- Thuli’s relationship with Mr Njabulo Tshabedi who brought her nothing but public humiliation ended in court battles with counsels arguing the ‘he raped her’ & ‘he had a consensual sex with her’ case.
- One of the primary reasons Thuli is today accommodated at Tumahole’s owned apartment is that Thandaza kicked her out of her house because Ms Bu suspected Thuli of having a roving eye. The MMC heavyweight was convinced that Thuli was after her treasure husband, which was partially true.
- There was a little flirting game between Thuli and the Mojalefa black sheep and Khomotjo’s aligned partner in crime, Tumelo.
- Today the Nkosi princess is exchanging underwear with the Mukwevho play boy who happened to be allergic to commitment. Ndalamo impregnated Meme while married to Thandaza; and worse enough, he left Thandaza & Vusi stranded under the cover of a night and took the first plane to America.
But of course those are the kind of men that get Thuli rolling in excitement. On the other side of the fence, Thuli discards good hearted men who are willing to respect and love her.
- Tumahole was very good to Thuli and even offered his support when the latter was going through a difficult time. He was so understanding and also willing to do everything for her. But Mr TV Police guesses Tumahole was not a bad boy enough for Thuli-fierce.
- Currently Thuli and Pat remain the greatest couple on Muvhango, but Pat’s kindness is obviously not good enough for her, not unless Ndalamo is still in town.
Television hunk, Siyabonga Twala, has no house of his own in Gauteng and the famous actor has been left to play the ‘masihlalisane’ game. This after it has emerged that Twala’s house has been repossessed by the bank about two years ago, according to reports.
Twala, who’s been in the entertainment industry for over a decade, has reportedly been staying with friends to avoid wandering the streets of the Gauteng.
Although Mr TV Police is very much aware of job security issues in the entertainment industry, but he can’t help but wonder:
- Twala is one of the respectable actors in the South African television industry.
- This year saw him winning numerous awards at the SAFTAs in appreciation of his exceptional work.
- Twala remains one of the sought after actors in the country
- He has played many lead roles in the country’s high ranking soapies.
- His Curriculum Vitae reflects jobs from the following productions; Scandal! (Vusi Zwane), Generations (Paul Mashaba), Muvhango (Busani Mojalefa), Rhythm City (DH Radebe), Isibaya (Mpiyakhe Zungu) among others.
Mr TV Police thought that when Twala was busy wandering the soapieville he was running after money but now he seems to be thinking otherwise. In fact, Mr TV Police thinks that Twala was fascinated by the idea of being the television whore jumping from one soapie to another; appearing in three different soapies (Muvhango, Rhythm City & Isibaya) around the same time.
Dear Twala, we understand that you are one step closer to accomplishing your mission of setting a history for being the number one actor to act on all South African prime time soapies. But unfortunately history does not buy a house but proper financial management can be a step in the right direction.
Although Mr TV Police cannot completely rule out the fact that it is not a must for any actor to own a house in Gauteng; and neither it’s a formidable crime to share a flat with friends, but bhuti just a decent flat of your own nje could be fitting honor for your status!
Picture: Sowetan Live
Dear Connie Ferguson, Mr TV Police understands that you have accepted the offer by Mfundi Vundla to return back to Generations. If you are probably expecting Mr TV Police to congratulate you on your new gig, FORGET IT! He’s not going to romanticize the pains you are causing on the embattled fired 16 actors.
Now Mr TV Police understands that when the rest of the country was expressing shock and disgust at the MMSV productions and the call to rally behind the actors was spread throughout the country, you were probably laughing behind their backs while tabling your list of demands to Mfundi Vundla, how disgusting.
If it were the Tripartite Alliance (ANC, COSATU & SACP) writing down this article, they will most definitely label you a ‘counter revolutionary’ but your average black people might not understand what that means. But Mr TV Police says it as it is without any fear or fear: you are a traitor!
You are certainly a stumbling block to the South African actors’ better working conditions. There will never be a transformation in the entertainment industry if you have people like Connie who are always ready to jump in and replace the actors who are fighting for their rights.
In case you forgot, let Mr TV Police remind you that Mr Vundla is the same man that got you deciding enough is enough with Generations back in 2010. He hasn’t changed a bit. No, brika! He has changed for the worst. The same way he fired the “drama queens”, is the very way he’ll send you packing once Generations is up and running and he has reclaimed the 8 PM time slot and the 8 million viewership.
But I understand you are willing to overlook that because Vundla’s frustrations and desperations give you the upper hand to call the shots. We all know that Vundla is desperate to get the new Generations up and running and your confirmation that you are in is great news for him.
Therefore now you are in a better position to make sure that you get all the benefits and monies you always wanted from Generations. Bravo! Good news for you. A very wise move! You can manipulate this situation all you like and make sure you get the entire package you always wanted. After all you are Connie Ferguson, the star of Generations.
I keep on wondering how Sophie Ndaba is doing. It must have been painful for her to hear that her once close friend is betraying her like this; willing to work for the same man that got her fired like a groupie, like someone with no dignity.
Someone might jump in and say Sophie is no saint too. She knew that Connie was not happy at Generations and the plan was always that the two will leave Generations at the same time when such time comes. If she’s really for transforming the entertainment industry she should have started back in 2010 in solidarity with her partner in crime.
But then Mr TV Police argues that the fact that Sophie did not leave Generations with Connie does not, under any circumstance, justify the latter’s return to Generations. Connie was not fired by arrogant bosses who wanted the actors to provide their services for 10 hours without listening to their demands, she retired and if I want to push it further I can say ‘willingly’
Sophie has a reputation of failed relationships. She did not have a husband working at e-tv Scandal! to provide financial assistance while unemployed. She was not the face and brand ambassador for international product, Ganier. It was not in her dreams to open a family run production company that will produce Rockville. As a single parent, she had so many responsibilities and at least Generations provided stable financial injection. Plus Connie discussed the situation with the husband and had plans in the pipeline but unfortunately Sophie didn’t.
Perhaps it’s two fold. Julius Malema is also a revolutionary fighting for the economic emancipation of oppressed black majority. So what is stopping Connie from fighting for the transformation in the entertainment industry while working for Mfundi Vundla? Fighting from the inside (SARCASM!)
Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
It was a night to remember. The Skeem Saam episode broadcasted on Friday 10 October left many tongues wagging; not only because viewers were left playing the puzzle game trying to figure out what could have happened to T’bose’ missing condom but also because the SABC 1 lead soapie raised the glamour bar.
The Turfloop based soap opera went all out in an attempt to make the matric dance night a memorable one. Mr TV Police found himself mesmerized by the exceptional exquisiteness of Rachel’s and Mapitsi’s dresses to the extent that he had to give praises where they are due.
In the soapie, Mapitsi’s dress was sponsored by her pending mother in law, Meikie Maputla and created by the latter’s fashion stylist. However, Mr TV Police got a hint that in reality it could have been Shoki Sebotsane (Ma Kunutu in the soapie) of Vintage Shock who designed the dresses. But before he could start singing praises, he had to confirm his suspicion.
When approached for comment, the cheerful actress who has a wealth of experience in television acting confirmed to A re di fefere that she is the brain behind the elegant dresses. “I designed and created the two dresses with my 10 fingers,” she said.
Shoki’s sentiments were later shared by Skeem Saam’s publicist, Percy Vilakazi who supplied the exclusive matric dance pictures.
Queen Mapitsi and Prince T’bose walking down the red carpet: If the current situation is anything to go by, then in future we can see the two walking down the aisle, singing I do! I do!
Looking cosy: Zamokuhle and Rachel look set to conquer the world together. So Lelo, wherever you are my dear, don’t bother coming back. We’ll of course you don’t need my approval to make a comeback, I’m just being nice because Captain Malebana is looking for you high & low.
Inside the venue: Everyone is listening attentively to the messages of inspiration. Let’s hope T’bose did not forget what he was told.
A perfect match made in heaven
‘Re bina ka 2 by 2, one for sorry’: Turfloop perfect teenage couples. United by matric dance but divided by family feuds.
Pictures: Skeem Saam