Palesa and Bradley have been getting closer recently and the day of the Valentines Kiss-a-thon showed the first signs that she felt a little bit threatened by Brad and Nikiwe’s friendship.
I never really got the impression there was anything romantic between Nikiwe and Brad, but a woman knows when someone is a threat to their relationship, right?
Palesa never wanted a committed relationship with Brad before, she kept telling him that their relationship was of the casual nature.
But when she saw Brad and Nikiwe having lunch together and looking very comfortable, the green-eyed monster appeared again.
Palesa is a lawyer so she knows about strategy. She headed straight to Brad’s uncle to get his opinion on the matter. Barker likes Palesa – although how he will feel about her when he finds out who her father is, is anyone’s guess.
For now Barker can see the two being a power couple. The Bassie and Romeo Khumalo or Brangelina of South Africa. The more Barker approved, the more Palesa began seeing a future with Brad.
As for Barker he used Palesa’s insecurity to get her to badmouth the Sibekos in front of Bradley to sway him against Nikiwe and her family at the board meeting.
To her credit, Palesa asked Nikiwe directly if she is involved with Bradley Haynes and then told Nikiwe of her own involvement with Brad.
After their very amicable meeting though, Nikiwe mentioned to Katlego that she was right about Palesa and Brad dating. Was it an innocent bit of gossiping or was Nikiwe being strategic herself. I wonder.
Because after Palesa spoke to Brad about staying on Horizon Deep and seeing where their relationship would lead them, she got summoned by Katlego at night -after working hours!
Katlego told her – in no uncertain terms – that she had to end her relationship with Brad since their was a conflict of interest in being the Sibeko Gold lawyer and dating their business rival. She want even further threatening Palesa -telling her that losing her job would be the least of her problems.
Subconsciously or consciously, was this what Nikiwe wanted? Does Nikiwe Sibeko have her own little agenda?
Back at the Duncan suites Palesa informed Brad of the threat handed down to her by Katlego. She told him no one tells her what to do. He was not at all amused.
The first chance he got Bradley went to Nikiwe to find out why the Sibekos were making threats against Palesa.
She told him she had nothing to do with the threats and what Palesa does after hours is her own business . Katlego does what Lincoln tells her to do. She promised to find out what’s going on.
And duly met with Katlego and told her they couldn’t tell Palesa who to date. Unmoved as ever, Katlego warned her that Palesa might have to act against Barker Haynes in the future.
Kat went on telling Nikiwe they have to stand together because someday Bradley could be sitting in her chair.
Palesa and Brad were having lunch together when Katlego walked in. The two decided to flaunt their relationship in front of her.
And then Brad made a threat of his own, telling Katlego the next threat against his woman will be the last one.
The next threat came the next time Brad and Palesa hit the sheets. In the form of a bullet with her name on it.
Brad immediately jumped to the conclusion that Georgie Zamdela was responsible for sending the message. Although that’s highly unlikely.
He rushed off to confront Zamdela who didn’t seem to know what Brad was on about. Palesa meanwhile warned Barker of the imminent danger.