Thomas Gumede (Photo: Supplied)
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"Nothing makes me happier than seeing two people find their way back to each other. Asking for love back doesn't always have a positive ending, but I enjoy the process of being there, in the moment, and helping someone ask for a second chance. It feels like I am playing cupid, but not really," said Gumede, who is also the producer of the show.
Kicking off the first episode of the season, we meet 31-year-old Ndlaleni Mkhwanazi from Dlamini in Soweto. Ndlaleni wrote to Love Back because she wants her ex-wife to give her another chance. Ndlaleni divorced her partner, Dimakatso, when the truth about Ndlaleni's infidelities surfaced. Ironically, it was Ndlaleni who filed for divorce.
"I've made mistakes and I've accepted that. I cheated on her, with a girl I always wanted in high school," recalls Ndlaleni, somberly.
Will Dimakatso find it in her heart to forgive Ndlaleni and give their relationship another chance?