Taking The Easy Way Out

TVPlus - English|7 May 2020

Taking The Easy Way Out
Crazy J’s plans to cash in on his family’s riches fall apart when the police come sniffing around his kidnapping hoax.
Ipeleng Rakgantsho

Crazy J (left) fakes an emotional break-down to fool his baby mama Lesedi (right), who doesn’t know that he kidnapped their son.

Every now and again, self-entitled rich kid Crazy J Moroka (Paballo Mavundla) loses touch with reality, which sees him making impractical decisions. This time however, the videographer has gone too far. He recently staged his toddler son Banele’s (a few different babies are used) kidnapping to extort his rich family of R1 million. “Crazy J is currently sinking in debt. Without a doubt, faking his son’s abduction is way overboard, but he really needs the money,” says Paballo.

This situation could’ve easily been avoided if Crazy J had asked the family for a loan. It’s not like they don’t have the money. But his pride won’t allow him to. “The thing is, any handout from the Morokas comes with conditions. He wants this money in order to be financially free from them. Once he gets the money, he is planning on cutting ties with them and investing it into Banele’s education,” explains Paballo. Well, what is left of the million after he pays back the money he stole to gamble.

Besides, R1 million isn’t that much money to the Morokas, so in his mind Crazy J believes that his uncle Kabisi (Mpho Joseph Molepo) would just sign a cheque and move along if it’s to secure Banele’s safety. But J runs into an unexpected hitch while secretly negotiating the ransom. The Morokas have involved the police in searching for the toddler – and Crazy J doesn’t know it yet, but the cops suspect that he is behind the kidnapping since there are too many loose ends to his story. “Crazy J tries to remain calm when the police ask him questions, but he is terrified. If he is caught, he may lose his son and his integrity,” says Paballo



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7 May 2020