Season 2 of Yobe premiered on Tuesday night with the story of Tsietsi, who is currently was arrested in 2005 for various crimes including armed robbery.
It was during the robbery that Tsietsi and accomplices stabbed Mr. Mpanza who fortunately
lived to tell the events of the fateful day.
The robbers took Mr. Mpanza’s cellphone, money, and a firearm but it was Tsietsi who insisted that his now late friend to shoot Mr Mpanza, however, the gun jammed twice.
Following the events of the day, Mr. Mpanza was hospitalised and Tsietsi who is now serving 13 years in prison requested to speak to Mr. Mpanza in an attempt to ask for forgiveness.
Yobe which started airing in 2018 kept viewers weeping with each episode as offenders and their victims detail some of the gruesome acts of crime in South Africa.
The offenders get an opportunity to engage with victims of their crimes or their victims' families in an attempt to redeem themselves and ask for forgiveness through a state program called Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD).
Mr Mpanza asked Tsietsi if he was genuinely seeking forgiveness or he was using the VOD program for the sake of early release, to which Tsietsi insisted that he was sorry for all his wrongdoings.
His mother also forgave him. "I'm his mother, I can't forsake him," she said.
Taking to social media, some viewers said Tsietsi didn't show any remorse, while some said the parents must be careful what the name their children as Tsietsi means trouble in Sesotho.
It’s unfair to blame the mother for naming her son Tsietsi. We don’t know her reasons. What if the father gave him the name or he was named after someone.Tsietsi was born horrible that’s all, he even said it himself.He does not have a heart! I pray for Tsietsi’s mom. 💔#Yobe