Blood Brothers BlurbThe death of Hlamalani, the third wife of the wealthy Daniel Mathebula, seems to have cast a dark cloud over the Mathebula household. Within three months, two more deaths rock the family, and the third son is lying on a hospital bed, terribly sick. It seems Daniel’s wealth – cattle dotting the countryside as far as the eye can see – is the source and catalyst of the family’s suffering.But Daniel’s first wife Francine, and her son Franz, are utterly unfazed by the tragedy befalling the family. The deaths are after all in Hlamalani’s side of the homestead. In fact, Franz is determined to benefit from the tragedy, when he demands to move into his late brother Nhlamulo’s house and take his widow as his wife. In a fit of rage, Daniel banishes him, inadvertently sparking a feud between Blood Brothers, the late Hlamalani’s son Nyiko, and Francine’s son Franz.Post Daniel’s mysterious death, the feud between brothers spirals out of control, with Nyiko suffering one mystifying mishap after another at work, in his personal life and in his marriage. Franz, meanwhile, returns home and with the help of his mother, takes over the late Daniel’s legacy and manages to swindle his siblings of their share of the inheritance. Their greed unappeased, they make it their lives’ mission to go after all of Hlamalani’s kids. They are determined to cut them down one after the other…Blood Brothers – The Hatred taps into the often tacit and murky side of polygamy and the generational hatred it breeds amongst wives and siblings.
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