Dramatic Finale Unveils Tensions in Uthando NeSthembu
Last year’s finale of the hit show ‘Uthando NeSthembu’ brought an unexpected dose of drama to viewers’ screens. Musa, the show’s central figure with multiple wives, called a family meeting to discuss a significant event – the launch of his book, ‘HOW I MADE MY FIRST MILLION.’ However, the gathering took an unexpected turn as he delved into other pressing marital issues.
Musa candidly expressed his grievances, revealing that when his wives were upset with him, they withheld intimacy as a form of punishment. Some even went as far as denying him food and temporarily leaving for their ancestral homes in the village. He expressed disapproval of their habit of wearing tight-fitting clothing, such as track pants, which he considered inappropriate for married women.
Frustrated by their behavior, Musa sternly warned that if his wives did not change their ways, he would consider seeking assistance from their respective families to resolve their issues. In response, his wives reacted with laughter and questioned why he did not address his concerns directly with the individuals involved. MaCele, however, came to Musa’s defense, explaining that he was addressing these matters collectively because individual attempts had failed.
During their diary sessions, the wives dismissed the idea of Musa seeking help from their families, making him feel insignificant and deeply hurt. He left the meeting before it concluded, with MaYeni labeling him a coward. Seeking guidance from MaCele, MaMgwabe inquired about whom to approach if she struggled to resolve her issues with Musa.
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In response, MaKhumalo suggested that the four wives should strive to get along better to support one another, while MaCele asserted that she managed to resolve her problems with Musa without external assistance.
Huawei’s Claim of a 5G Breakthrough Phone Faces Skepticism
Chinese tech giant Huawei has been touting its Mate 60 Pro as a breakthrough 5G mobile phone equipped with domestically made chips, showcasing China’s 5G technological independence despite U.S. sanctions on exports of key components and technology. However, experts are skeptical about the phone’s true capabilities.
While some Chinese nationalists have enthusiastically promoted the Mate 60 Pro, there are concerns that its capabilities may be exaggerated. A social media video posted by Chinese users shows that the phone, when turned on and connected to a wireless network, does not display the 4G or 5G signal indicator icon. Nevertheless, reviewers claim that the download speed is on par with mainstream 5G phones.
A test conducted by Bloomberg also showed that the phone’s bandwidth is similar to that of other 5G phones. However, experts caution that a simple speed test does not necessarily prove that the phone is genuinely 5G capable.
“It is quite possible through a technique called carrier aggregation to get the kind of speed that was demonstrated,” said Richard Windsor, the founder and owner of the British research company Radio Free Mobile. “You can do that with 4G. … You will see the story on 5G is not [about] speed or throughput but latency efficiency and producing good reception at high frequencies. That’s what the 5G story is all about.”
Latency and throughput are key measures of network performance. While Huawei’s official website makes no mention of 5G technology in relation to the Mate 60 Pro, experts remain skeptical about the phone’s capabilities.
TechInsights, a research firm, dissected the Huawei phone and discovered a Kirin 9000s chip produced by Chinese chipmaker SMIC. While sanctions have limited SMIC’s access to cutting-edge chip manufacturing technology, experts believe that mass-producing these chips at a profitable scale may be challenging without more advanced tools.
U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan expressed the need for more information about the chip’s “character and composition” to determine if it bypassed American restrictions on semiconductor exports.
Rep. Michael McCaul voiced concerns about China potentially gaining a “monopoly” on the manufacture of less-advanced computer chips, highlighting the broader implications of China’s efforts in the semiconductor industry.
As Huawei and SMIC remain tight-lipped on the matter, questions surrounding the true nature of the Mate 60 Pro’s 5G capabilities persist, casting doubt on the extent of China’s technological independence in this critical sector.