All Hail Queen Dintle!
TVPlus - English|3 December 2020
Dintle has done the impossible and dethroned Layla as NFH’s CEO – now the real work begins…
Lezanne Janse Van Rensburg
BUSINESS STAR

Unlike her character Dintle, Mapaseka knows how to run a business – in 2018 she opened her Gorge Grab n Go restaurant in Sandton, Johannesburg.

The corporate takeover at Nyathi Family Holdings (NFH) was swift and almost effortless, but we’d advise new CEO Dintle (Mapaseka Koetle) to watch her back – ousted boss Layla (Natasha Sutherland) isn’t going to let the throne slip from her grip that easily. When the determined but naïve Dintle set her sights on Layla’s throne at NFH in November this year, many simply rolled their eyes and made a few snide remarks under their breath. So when Dintle took Layla’s place as the big boss, everyone was stunned – most of all Layla. “I’ll give it to her – Dintle is clever in a sneaky and underhanded way,” Natasha admits. “She saw a gap and she took that opportunity. Dintle didn’t earn the position by paying her dues, but rather by cashing in on opportunities – fate fell her way.”

BABY SHARK

So how did the all-powerful Layla lose her position in just a matter of weeks? Mostly, desperation is to blame as Layla found herself having to urgently sell her majority shares at NFH to pay back past debts. This left Layla vulnerable and Dintle, as Natasha puts it, was “like a shark smelling blood in the water”. By the time Layla became aware of Dintle circling her, it was too late. The queen had fallen. “I would definitely say that Layla was blindsided. I think her belief that one must pay one’s dues to climb the corporate ladder meant it was an incredulous notion that someone like Dintle, who has the vision but not the experience nor the foundation, could be handed so much power,” Natasha further explains. To add insult to injury, Dintle is family, making the betrayal far worse. “Dintle is the mother of Layla’s grandchild, which means Layla never expected this particular backstabbing coup to be perpetrated by a member of her family,” Natasha says.

UNDERESTIMATED

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM TVPLUS - ENGLISHView All

The other Basson

Businessman DeWet Basson is surprised when his youngest child Mieke arrives in Hillside.

3 mins read
TVPlus - English
14 January 2021

K is for killer

KaMadonsela’s tiff with Thokozile spirals into a stabbing.

3 mins read
TVPlus - English
14 January 2021

Bad voodoo

KK’s life turns into a nightmare when he gets on the wrong side of spiritual entity the Amaboys.

3 mins read
TVPlus - English
14 January 2021

Family matters

The all-powerful Jack Mabaso has to confront his history if he wants to move forward.

5 mins read
TVPlus - English
14 January 2021

Plan of action

Matt LeBlanc says goodbye to his family comedy series Man With A Plan, but not before one final outing as the fourth and final season kicks off.

3 mins read
TVPlus - English
14 January 2021

Down The Drain

Annalise calls it quits with Bonnie and the Keating Four when season 4 of How To Get Away With Murder begins.

3 mins read
TVPlus - English
14 January 2021

Climbing An Uphill Battle

A new and improved James aka Ghost’s problems escalate following his release from prison when Power returns from its mid-season break.

3 mins read
TVPlus - English
14 January 2021

Alcoholic Answers

Siya’s conscience over Denver’s death sends him spiralling out of control and grabbing the booze bottle.

3 mins read
TVPlus - English
14 January 2021

Grasping At Straws

Ndabezinhle finds hope and healing following the untimely death of her best friend Mnqobi.

3 mins read
TVPlus - English
14 January 2021

Revenge Gone Wrong

Nosipho is tasked with retrieving the Mhlongo empire from her ex-boyfriend Amos. But will she follow through?

3 mins read
TVPlus - English
14 January 2021