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Prologue



I am the oldest son my parents have followed by two girls who are twins Phumzile and Phindile life was good when my father was still alive we had most of the things we needed I wouldn't say I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth but my father did provide for us.


When they say death is a thief that comes unannounced I didn't believe it until a sudden death took my father away from us his family took everything we had from the car to the house we had to start everything from scratch and that took a toll on my mother who can't even accept her husband death she still believes that my father will come back let's say she has mental problems.


I dropped out of varsity to take care of my family I worked odd jobs then found a job as a taxi driver I don't have that much but I try to provide for my family including my beautiful wife Boniswa .


Me: ngenani belungu iskhathi si hambile.(get in people time is not on our side)

Passenger: usheshe ke mshayeli (you better hurry up driver)

Me: don't worry you will be in town before you know it.


This is my routine everyday transporting people from Emadadeni to town. Passengers kept complaining about their change guess taxi maths is not for everyone.

My name is Mlungisi Buthezi


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They say education is a key to success we can't deny it but what has education done for me but landing me in poverty

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I don't have that much but I try to provide for my family including my beautiful wife Boniswa .


Me: ngenani belungu iskhathi si hambile.(get in people time is not on our side)

Passenger: usheshe ke mshayeli (you better hurry up driver)

Me: don't worry you will be in town before you know it.


This is my routine everyday transporting people from Emadadeni to town. Passengers kept complaining about their change guess taxi maths is not for everyone.

My name is Mlungisi Buthezi


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They say education is a key to success we can't deny it but what has education done for me but landing me in poverty I thought after getting my degree I will be working in a corporate company be a marketing director or something but here I am stuck in the streets of Newcastle looking after my mother in-law.


"You will regret marrying that Buthezi boy" my uncle's wife words rang in my head."you should have agreed on marrying Mabutho he has money he will give you the world" I clicked my tongue at the thought of it Mabutho is nothing but a piece of shit he never loved me he enjoyed treating like a trophy girlfriend infront of his friends behind closed doors he was shit everything he said or did smelled of shit.


"Mlungisi is poor he has nothing Boniswa" no one will ever understand why I love Mlungisi Buthezi he may not have everything but he is a man compared to Mabutho which is why I asked him that we should elope that was the only thing that was going to chase Mabutho away.


Behind I left my grandmother with my younger sister Malome Zitha and his wife  Gcebile I wish I could have taken my sister with but there's no space here we living in a small house that has kitchen combined with a dining room and two bedrooms the girls sleep in the dining room while me and Mlu occupy the other room.

Phindile: sis Boniswa hurry up Mama had fell we can't get her up.

I placed my business plan and degree certificate on top of my bed and rushed out .


My name is Boniswa Buthelezi


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The sun was blazing hot I felt like am melting can't wait to get home and bath in cold water I can't take this heat. I swallowed my last piece of ice(take 5) and threw the plastic away.


I wish my mother was around but she left with a rich white man to start a new life in America leaving me with my sister who also left me after she married Mlungisi now am stuck with my grandmother and uncle and her annoying wife sigh those two women can give hell especially Gcebile the thought of her makes my stomach turn.


I stopped and watched him playing soccer with some boys younger than me my heart broke again gosh please tell me why do I have to torture myself like this I never learn that's my problem he looked at me and waved at him he didn't wave back you must be wondering who is the person am waving at that is my father  Menzi Ngobese he wants nothing to do with me he swore that he will never do anything for me even if Jesus Christ comes back he won't sadly that I don't know what happened to him and my mother no one will give me answers .


I hurried home immediately when I got in I took the Zink basin and poured cold water stripped my uniform and took my deserved bath.


My name is Thulisile Xaba


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