I am intrigued at times by the way the Generations soapie is written and directed. I am also disappointed by the way the incarcerated Zamani is portrayed.
The investigating officer is arranging bail with the magistrate and is also a go-between with the prosecutor. The prosecutor is illustrated as a person who can arrange parole, plea bargain etc in the absence of the accused, whereas in fact the accused has to appear in court before a presiding officer. Poor Zamani has never appeared in court to state his case, but is convicted and parole is discussed.
I know that it is a soapie, but the message is misleading. This storyline is seriously flawed as this is not procedural in our justice system.
Why doesn't Ntombi converse in Sesotho or Setswana, especially when she speaks to Queen or Karabo for a change? I know she speaks both languages.
I also do not understand why Kenneth Mashaba's sibling, Paul, never utters a single Sesotho word with his brother and vice versa. For Paul to speak isiZulu and his brother Sesotho is beyond my comprehension. Surely siblings brought up by one family under one roof communicate in a common vernacular. Was it too difficult to get another actor in Paul's place? And when are Khaphela and Khethiwe going to get partners? They have been lonely for far too long.
Leka Kgosana, Mamelodi