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Skeem Saam' fans criticise Sthoko and Babeile's abusive storyline

12/05/2024

Skeem Saam' fans criticise Sthoko and Babeile's abusive storyline Skeem Saam' viewers are disappointed with Sthoko and Babeile's abusive storyline in the educational soapie.

by Rae Seleme

12-05-2024 19:16

in Soapies

Skeem Saam' characters Babeile and Sthoko. Images via X @SkeemSaam3

Innocent Sadiki's character, Sthoko surprised Skeem Saam viewers this past week when she slapped her boyfriend, Sergeant Babeile.

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STHOKO ABUSES BABEILE Baibeile (Mathews Manamela) proposed marriage to Sthoko this season after she moved in with him.

Things went south when the ring he bought her appeared to be fake and Sthoko's finger turned red, as an allergic reaction.

This caused a huge fight between them as she slapped him across the face after calling her names. Her reaction surprised viewers who now believe she's not over the abuse she endured in her previous relationship.

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Viewers of the show believe that Sthoko is not ready for a relationship and still needs counselling.

Sthoko's mother doesn't approve of Babeile and believes she deserves a man who makes more money than her.

Her mother Mantuli (Dieketseng Mnisi) also disapproved of Babeile when he bought her a contaminated facial cream from the streets which ruined her face.

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Sadiki tells Sunday World that her popular character hasn't had an easy journey on the educational soapie.

She went from being unemployed to being a teacher, which was a huge milestone for her. One of her goals was to eventually find love from someone who is equally minded as her and is as passionate as she is.

Enos Babeile is a good guy. And Sthoko is very excited and keen about this chapter in her life, she says.

When the abused become the abuser??? #SkeemSaam pic.twitter.com/P6L6W51PEV

OFFICIAL Skeem Saam 12 (@SkeemSaam3) May 9, 2024

SKEEM SAAM': SPOILERS The TVSA Skeem Saam May teasers reveal that Sthoko will run into Alfred's (Putla Sehlapelo) arms after her fight with Babeile.

Thursday, 16 May: Sthoko runs to Alfred Magongwa for refuge after her fight with Babeile.

Friday, 17 May: Babeile's reaction to Sthoko turning to Alfred scares not only Alfred, but Babeile himself.

Viewers of the educational soapie believe that Sthoko and Babeile's relationship should end as it's become toxic.

The teasers also reveal that Sthoko will embarrass Babeile further when she tries to stand up for him.

Tonight on #SkeemSaam

Against her better judgement, Sthoko gives in to Babeile's desires.@Official_SABC1 pic.twitter.com/anwitdFPuH

OFFICIAL Skeem Saam 12 (@SkeemSaam3) March 14, 2024

SOAPIE FANS REACT TO STORYLINE

@Doctor_101Love: Stock is still suffering from the abuse she endured and now all that anger and frustrations are coming out to Babeile. This relationship is doomed to fail.

@MekgoeP: Babeile doesn't deserve that at all, he is a good man. He sacrificed a lot to accommodate Sthoko, to make her happy. Every chance she crushes him.

@Felleng8535: This relationship should end please. Can Babeile have common sense to pack his bags as early as possible? This is not going in the right direction. Yoh ngeke.

@m_dimakatsoM: Sthoko must not apologize. She must pack her bags and go and forget about men. She is not ready for a relationship.

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LINK: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/culture/soapies/skeem-saam-sthoko-babe...
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