Impilo: The Scam
Desmond Dube stars as Khulubuse, a greedy opportunist who manipulates his naive and desperate son into scamming the community through a pyramid scheme called Impilo. Mnqobi (played by newcomer Sipho Mdingo) was born into a life of poverty and struggle, being raised only by his mother and having to look after his sick younger brother.
Luckily, Mnqobi is smart, and does what he has to do to make ends meet. But then, to his shock, Mnqobi meets his father, even though his mother told him that his father had died when he was young.
Now Mnqobi knows the truth – that his father’s been in prison all these years – and he fully believes that Khulubuse will start providing for the family and that their financial worries are over.
But what you see is not what you get when it comes to Khulubuse. He may look like a successful businessman in Mnqobi’s eyes, but in reality, he is a con artist in debt who is being hunted by the gangster he betrayed, and he’s not bringing riches to his family – he’s bringing nothing but trouble.