Chapter 41


(I couldn't believe that his smile still gave me butterflies. How could a man be that handsome? I swear to God that suit was specially made for him. I couldn't wait to get him out of it and have him all to myself. I was so blessed to have a man like Kgosi as my husband. Oh I saw him wiping his tears as I walked in the aisle with Mntungwa holding my hand. I cried too. As soon as I Mabaso handed my hand to him he gave me a long hot kiss. Who the fuck does that? Kisses are the last at every wedding but not to Kgosi. Everyone laughed) 

Mathada : I'm sorry pastor. I couldn't hold myself 

(Kgosi whispered. Pastor Gasa laughed and shook his head) 

Pastor : Love is a beautiful thing bazalwane. I've never seen anything like this before. 

(Everyone laughed) 

Pastor : Ngizwa lensizwa yakwa Mathada ingisabisa. Asazi ukuthi yini enye elandelayo angayenza if I take too long to begin with this beautiful matrimonial event 

(Pastor laughed. Something told me to look at the entrance and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Sqalokuhle and his mother walking in. I swear Zoleka was crying. Celwenkosini saw them and I saw him walking out with them. Nkos'inami had better not fuck up my wedding) 


Celwenkosini : What are you doing here? 

Zoleka : Ubaba ka Sqalokuhle ushonile. I didn't know what to do 

Celwenkosini : And you decided to come here? It's my mother's wedding Sis Zoleka 

(She wasn't looking good and she was crying the whole time) 

Zoleka : I thought maybe I should bring Sqalokuhle home. You know tradition

Celwenkosini : Fuck tradition! Zoleka listen My mother doesn't know ukuthi u Muzi no Nkos'inami abasekho and we want to keep it that way kuze kuphele lomshado. Ukuthi wena ufike la usukhala kuzomosha izinto. Ikhaya lika Sqalokuhle lise Port Shepstone not here. 

(Sqalokuhle looked at me and the sadness in his eyes crippled my heart. I picked him up and kissed his cheek) 

Celwenkosini : Ok. Sis Zoleka I want you to pull yourself together now. We are going back inside and you are going to pretend that you are fine. Ok? 

Zoleka : Who killed them? 

Celwenkosini : Maka Sqalo please. Not now! Not here! 

(Karabo came out) 

Karabo : Baby is everything ok? 

Celwenkosini : Yeah yeah yeah sthandwa sami. This is my brother Sqalo and his mother. Sis Zoleka this is my fiancée Karabo 

Karabo : Oh HI 

(Zoleka wiped her tears) 

Zoleka : Hi 

(Karabo looked at me and Zoleka) 

Karabo : Is everything OK? 

Celwenkosini : Sthandwa sami something happened last night. My father and my uncle were killed ngase Airport 

Karabo : What? 

Celwenkosini : I wanted to tell you but the timing was just…. 

Karabo : Baby your father died and you are just going on like nothing happened? 

Celwenkosini : Ufuna ngenzeni Karabo? 

Karabo : Calm down. I'm just concerned 

Celwenkosini : My family abazi ngalento and we are going to keep it that way until kuphele lomshado 

Karabo : Of course my love 

Celwenkosini : Let's go back in 

Karabo : Yeah. Are you sure you ok? 

Celwenkosini : Yeah sure. Let's… 

(I turned my head and that black VW Kombi was still there. There was someone wearing black Muslim clothes standing next to it) 

Celwenkosini : Oh shit 

Karabo : Celwe what's going on? 

Celwenkosini : No nothing. Can…. 

Karabo : Let's go in baby. We will miss the Vows 

(Sqalokuhe looked at me like he could read how worried I was. We went back in.) 

Celwenkosini : Sthandwa sami I need to speak to Mabutho 

Karabo : Ok 

(I went to sit next to Mabutho who was sleeping. Drunk motherfucker! I pressed my fingers on his face) 

Celwenkosini : Wake the fuck up! 

(I whispered. I was no longer paying attention to my mother's wedding) 

Mabutho : Yini bafo! 

Celwenkosini : Keep your voice down. Mabutho do you remember that day siphuma kulesiya sangoma? 

Mabutho : Ngilambile bro 

Celwenkosini : Mabutho focus!!! 

Mabutho : Uthini bafo? Yazi sengivele ngaphupha kabi kanjani usizile wangivusa 

(Oh Mabutho! Mabutho! Why was he so dumb?) 

Celwenkosini : Mabutho listen to me. Loyamuntu owayegqoke izingubo zama Muslims ezifihle ubuso ula emnyango! 

Mabutho : Hhe? 

Celwenkosini : Exactly! 

(He pulled something from his ankle. My eyes were wide open when I saw him pulling out a gun) 

Celwenkosini : Mabutho! 

Mabutho : Let's get out of here 

(He stood up. I looked around and Moy'omuhle and Kgosi were kissing. I guess they were done. I followed Mabutho. We were few steps to the door when that Muslim walked in. I don't remember when I pulled out my gun and pointed at that Muslim. Mabutho was also pointing with his gun. Everyone was screaming) 

Celwenkosini : Who the fuck are you? 

Mabutho : Take off that shit I want to see your face! 

(The person raised her hands in the air. I saw long nails. It was a woman) 

Mathada : Celwenkosini lower that gun! 

Celwenkosini : No!!! 

Luyanda : Nkosini umalume wakho no baba wakho balele emakhazeni! Awufuni ukuya ejele! Lower that gun! 

Moy'omuhle : What? 

Olwethu : Uthini Luyanda? 

(Fuck Luyanda!) 

Mathada : Moy'omuhle! Moy'omuhle! 

(I wanted to see what was going on with my mother but I couldn't) 

Agang : Lerato take it off 

(She slowly removed the doek that was covering her face. I was shocked) 

Celwenkosini : Karabo…. What? What the fuck? 

(I lowered my gun in defeat. I was seeing 2 Karabo's in one room. I rubbed my eyes) 

Mathada : Somebody call a fuckin ambulance!!! 

(My mother was on the floor. She fainted. Through all the chaos I was lost in Lerato's eyes Our eyes locked. Karabo was a twin? My heart was racing. Fuck now that was love. Lerato shook her head and she walked out. I knew my mother needed me but No

Our eyes locked. Karabo was a twin? My heart was racing. Fuck now that was love. Lerato shook her head and she walked out. I knew my mother needed me but No I couldn't let Lerato go. I followed her) 

Lindeka : Nkosini come back here. Your mother collapsed. 

(For once I didn't care about anything else except the woman I was following) 


(I opened my eyes and looked around. I didn't know that place. Mehluko was sitting next to me he was wearing a white shirt and a beautiful watch. His hands were covering his face. He looked so clean.) 

Moy'omuhle : Mehluko 

(He slowly removed his hands from his face and smiled at me) 

Mehluko : You awake? 

Moy'omuhle : Yes my love. I thought you were sleeping 

Mehluko : I was waiting for you 

Moy'omuhle : Can we go now? 

(He smiled and shook his head) 

Mehluko : No mamah. We can't. They are waiting for you 

Moy'omuhle : No 

Mehluko : Sshhh sleep now. It's all over. I'll call you when I get home khona uzokwazi ukuthi ngihambe grand

(He pressed his index finger on my lips and kissed my stomach. I held his hand and closed my eyes) 

Rato la pelo yaka you are awake? 

(Kgosi had his lips on mine and I was holding his hand. Kgosi was wearing the same white shirt and the same watch. I looked around but the house was different. Mehluko wasn't there. I sighed. It was all a dream) 

Moy'omuhle : My husband 

Mathada : My wife. You scared me baby 

Moy'omuhle : Muzi and Nkos'inami are no more 

Mathada : I know my love and I'm sorry 

Moy'omuhle : It's all over now 

(Tears ran through the corners of my eyes. Kgosi kissed me) 

Moy'omuhle : Who killed them? 

Mathada : We need to go down baby. They are waiting for us 

Moy'omuhle : Was it you? 

Mathada : No 

Moy'omuhle : Ubani ke? 

Mathada : I love you Mrs Mathada 

(I sighed. He wasn't going to answer me. How did a beautiful day turn into that disaster? Where was Celwenkosini? Where were we? The room was incredibly beautiful and next to me was my handsome Tswana husband that I was willing to spend the rest of my life with. Come hell or high water) 

Moy'omuhle : I love you Mr Mathada 


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