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All is not fair in love and chess - January on My Brother's Keeper

10 January 2024
New year, more drama on My Brother's Keeper.
MBK Jan summaries

Monday 01 January 2024.

EPISODE 51: ‘’New Year, New ‘

Nomusa feels like she’s losing Nqubeko to Fakazile. Donga rubs his victory in Mshengu’s face. Koketso officially introduces Sibusiso as her boyfriend to her parents.

Tuesday, 02 January 2024.

EPISODE 52: ‘’All is not fair in love and chess.’’

When Nomusa is pushed into a corner, she makes a very dangerous move. Donga makes a desperate attempt to save his own skin. Nqubeko just doesn’t seem to know when to stop.

Wednesday, 03 January 2024.

EPISODE 53: ‘’Yazini? Rule yourself’’.

Mshengu welcomes Khathazile at Shaba’s snacks. Donga tells Khathazile to rule herself.  Nomusa waits for Nqubeko.

Thursday, 04 January 2024.

EPISODE 54: Knives out, gloves off.’’

Nomusa has her gloves off! If it’s war Fakazile wants that is what she is getting. Donga puts Khathazile in a compromising and humiliating situation. Paledi goes all broke for the girl of his dreams. Will she be impressed?

Friday, 05 January 2024.

EPISODE 55: ‘’Fighting to be together.’’

When Nqubeko insists on marrying Fakazile, Mshengu gives him an ultimatum. Nomtshato tries in vain to talk Fakazile into giving up Nqubeko for the sake of peace. Khathazile is embarrassed when she has to clean up after her girls at the shisanyama.

Monday, 08 January 2024

EPISODE 56: ‘’Black Widow’s sting’’

Nqubeko fails to sway Mshengu to let him marry Fakazile, while Nomusa’s hopes of falling pregnant hang by a thread. Donga’s woes mount as Sibusiso takes the fall for his sins. Lwethu and Hlelo’s secrets are finally out.

Tuesday, 09 January 2024:

EPISODE: 57: ‘’Desperate time, desperate measures’’

Nomusa has a health scare that forces Nqubeko to miss his baby’s first ultrasound with Fakazile. Feeling backed up against a wall, Donga resorts to desperate measures to protect his family. Paledi enlists Bra Mesh’s help on how to woo a woman.

Wednesday 10 January 2024

EPISODE 58: ‘’Caught between the frying pan and the fire’’.

Nqubeko can’t stop hopping between the fire and the frying pan. Donga has to say a deeply sorrowful goodbye. Mshengu is faced to force a painful reality.

THURSDAY, 11 January 2024

EPISODE 59: ‘’A hat for the elders’’

Fakazile states her claim. The Unscrupulous Lenders threaten Sibusiso. Bra Mesh notices things are missing.

Friday, 12 January 2023

EPISODE 60: ‘’The prodigal son returns home.’’

Nqubeko makes a compelling plea to get his family's support to marry Fakazile. Bra Mesh accuses Piet of sabotage. Nomusa makes a decision about her marriage that surprises everyone.

Monday, 15 January 2024

EPISODE 61: ‘’Terms and conditions’’

Fakazile is caught on the back foot by Nomusa's terms and conditions for their marriage. Nqubeko fails to convince her as Fakazile finds an ace up her sleeve. Ndumiso surprises everyone with his newly found wealth.  Bra Mesh and Piet's war turns ugly.

Tuesday, 16 January 2024

EPISODE 62: ‘’Why my husband?’’

Fakazile has to choose between Nqubeko and her family. Ndumiso lies to Puseletso about the money, his mshikashika Escalates. Piet and Bra Mesh's war is far from over, no one wants to submit.

Wednesday, 17 January 2024

EPISODE 63: ‘’I’m begging you, please come back’’.

Fakazile feels like everything is falling apart and begins to doubt that she can go through with the wedding. Ndumiso and Donga pay Nomalanga inhlawulo for Thoba. MaSkhosana tries to convince Piet not to quit but it's too late. When Bra Mesh reads his resignation letter, he's unimpressed.

Thursday, 18 January 2024

EPISODE 64: ‘’It’s a wedding day.’’

Nomusa gives Nqubeko an ultimatum. Thoba learns that Sbu gets more money. The foot soldiers deliver a package for Ndumiso.

Friday, 19 January 2024

EPISODE 65: ‘’Where is the groom?’’

Nqubeko is brought face to face with horrors from his past both recent and distant. Fakazile has a gut-wrenching, crushing realisation. Piet is on a mission and Bra Mesh better watch out.

Monday, 22 January 2024

EPISODE 66: ‘’Isithembu honeymoon’’.

Isithembu rears its ugly head for a wife in Nqubeko’s Family. Ndumiso is caught red-handed swimming in money and damage control isn’t cheap.  Bra Mesh and Piet’s family tension reaches boiling point.

Tuesday, 23 January 2024

EPISODE 67: ‘’Modern times, modern moves’’

Nqubeko and Fakazile are flying as high as a kite after being married, until a surprise appointment by Mshengu takes the wind out of their sails. When Thoba learns how his father made his money, he starts dreaming big, but Ndumiso refuses to cut him any slack. After Bra Mesh forgives Paledi, his woes pile up as Mam’ Sarah takes him to task for being a Good Samaritan.

Wednesday, 24 January 2024

EPISODE 68: ‘’Mshengu’s long term plan’’

Mshengu reveals his treacherous plan to Donga. Nomusa consoles Nqubeko who’s still smarting over Mshengu’s Betrayal. Thoba steals Donga’s money to pursue illicit dealings.

Thursday, 25 January 2024

EPISODE 69: ‘’You’re not worthy.’’

Nqubeko rejects the choices made by Mshengu and feels snubbed and betrayed while Ndumiso’s lifestyle lures his son, Thoba, in.

Friday, 26 January 2024

EPISODE 70: ‘’Like a flame to a moth’’

Things get very ugly for Nqubeko. Puseletso faces a challenge she never imagined. Thoba is treading on very dangerous ground.

Monday, 29 January 2024.

EPISODE 71: ‘’A father’s love’’

Nomusa accuses Fakazile of wanting to alienate Nqubeko from his family. Thoba gets arrested for his fake money scheme and Ndumiso does the unthinkable. Koketso starts making plans to free her schedule so that she can make it to Khathazile’s birthday dinner.

Tuesday, 30 January 2023

EPISODE 72: ‘’Two’s company, three is a crowd!’’

Nqubeko and Fakazile make a move that has Mshengu sweating. Puseletso draws a line in the sand between her and Ndumiso to protect her image. Khathazile is shocked upon learning the truth about Koketso.

Wednesday, 31 January 2024

EPISODE 73: ‘’The line in the sand’’

Mshengu and Nqubeko’s confrontation threatens to take the family to the brink. Nomusa begs Nqubeko to make peace with the family, while Fakazile reminds him that the winner takes it all. Thoba risks the ire of Mshengu, when he gets involved with assisting his father sneak into the house.


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