(I woke up with a terrible headache. The house was a mess. I dragged myself downstairs and Nkos'inami was leaning with his shoulder on the door smoking. He didn't come home last night)
Moy'omuhle : Magaye
(He turned around quickly and threw his cigarette)
Nkos'inami : Mageba
Moy'omuhle : You didn't come home last night
Nkos'inami : Yah. I had to take care of something
Moy'omuhle : Do you want to talk about it?
Nkos'inami : No.. This house smells like a tavern. Please do something about it
(The nerve. I almost rolled eyes)
Nkos'inami : Tell me Where did Nkosini get that knife?
Moy'omuhle : Does it matter?
Nkos'inami : Ubuza mina lokho Moy'omuhle?
Moy'omuhle : I don't know where he got it from
Nkos'inami : You want me to believe that?
Moy'omuhle : Do you want to talk about Mehluko?
Moy'omuhle : Because if I tell you about that knife kuzoholela ekutheni ngikhulume ngaye and you know that it never ends well.
(I opened the fridge. I needed water)
Nkos'inami : You were drinking again last night?
Moy'omuhle : I was stressed
Nkos'inami : We are going back to Port Shepstone today
Moy'omuhle : I just need to rest a bit. Can we go back tomorrow?
Nkos'inami : Why?
Moy'omuhle : I just need a break
Nkos'inami : A break from what exactly? My mother?
Moy'omuhle : I didn't say that
Nkos'inami : You might as well just say it!
Moy'omuhle : I'm 48 years old Nkosi. Why efuna ngimithe
Nkos'inami : Moy'omuhle how old were you when we got married?
Moy'omuhle : Celwe was young
Nkos'inami : Fuck that! You were not planning to have children with me Moy'omuhle. You made it clear
Moy'omuhle : I need to call my son
Nkos'inami : Ilokho kuphela okubalulekile kuwena. Your son. Nothing else
Moy'omuhle : He is my son I owe him that. Nkosi
Nkos'inami : Kanti why am I here? I'm here to support you. I've always been there for you. I left maShozi because of you
Moy'omuhle : I never asked you to. Go back to Ayabonga. Angithi nisafonelana? Where were you last night? Ubunaye
Nkos'inami : That's nonsense.
Moy'omuhle : No it isn't! Nkosi you are always complaining about me uthi I can't get over u Mehluko but wazi kahle ukuthi nawe you are not over u Ayabonga. I didn't choose ukuthi u Mehluko engishiye. He was killed!!!
Nkos'inami : Just shut up!!!
Nkos'inami : I'm telling you for the very last time. Stop talking about Mehluko or Ayabonga. Am I clear?
Moy'omuhle : Fine
Nkos'inami : Pack your clothes. I'm going to the car wash and when I come back we are going home
(He walked out and Mabaso walked in)
Mabaso : Why is he angry?
Moy'omuhle : Uyamazi u Nkosi Mntungwa
Mabaso : Have you ever thought that maybe the reason he is with you it is because he is feeling guilty about something?
(Not this again)
Moy'omuhle : Mntungwa what can I do for you?
Mabaso : I need answers ngokubulawa kwendodana yami
Moy'omuhle : You are in the wrong place
Mabaso : I know. I called umthandazi today and he will give me all the answers I need
Moy'omuhle : You don't want to go through all that all over again Mntungwa. Please allow Mehluko to rest in peace
Mabaso : My son is not resting maZulu. He is crying. Ngiyamubona. Ngiphupha ngaye
Moy'omuhle : Mntungwa it's all in your head. Uhlale udlinza ngo Mehluko baba so of course you will have dreams and see things...You need counseling maybe
Mabaso : Do you still have his clothes here? I need his t-shirt.
Moy'omuhle : Why?
Mabaso : Umthandazi uzosidinga.
Moy'omuhle : Umsangano wonke lo Mntungwa. Please leave this whole thing
Mabaso : My son was killed. I found him in my house dead and you want me to leave the whole thing? ngeke ngikwazi. Mehluko was my son. My only child
Moy'omuhle : Whatever you do won't bring him back.
Mabaso : I will die trying. Makoti I'm not forcing you to do this. Please give me my son's t-shirt and I will do this on my own. This is about us oMabaso vele not the Zulu's so ngicela ungaziphi imibuzo izinqumo zami
Moy'omuhle : Fine. I'll give it to you but don't include my son kuyo yonke lento. Celwe has his life under control and awudingi ukumukhathaza njengamanje
Mabaso : U Nkosini is a Mabaso. If I find out about who killed his father I will involve him
Moy'omuhle : u Celwenkosini ingane Mntungwa. He doesn't need all this drama
Mabaso : He is a child who grew up without a father because his father was killed. I thought you were going to fight for Mehluko to get the justice he deserved but what was I thinking? Uwu Zulu wena and nina anindaba nabanye abantu. I told Mehluko that having a child with you was the biggest mistake. See now I buried my son right after finding out that you were pregnant.
Moy'omuhle : What do you want me to do Mntungwa?
Mabaso : Be there mase ngihlola
Moy'omuhle : I can't. Nkos'inami and I are going back to Port Shepstone today
Mabaso : Kulungile. I'll do this all by myself Mehluko was my son.
Moy'omuhle : What time is umthandazi coming?
Mabaso : Tonight
Moy'omuhle : Unfortunately I won't be here.
Mabaso : Do you want to be part of the consultation?
Mabaso : Makoti?
Moy'omuhle : Yebo Mntungwa but I don't believe in such things
Mabaso : Ngidinga uyebo noma cha.
Moy'omuhle : Yebo baba
Mabaso : Where is Nkos'inami?
Moy'omuhle : Uzonqaba Mntungwa ukuba ingxenye yayo yonke lento
Mabaso : I don't want him to be part of it
Moy'omuhle : He went to the car wash
Mabaso : Clean this house and come to my house after an hour
Moy'omuhle : Uzombiza manje umthandazi?
Mabaso : You said you want to be part of it. Right?
Moy'omuhle : Right
Mabaso : Bring Mehluko's t-shirt or his jacket.. Anything.
(He walked out and I looked around the house not knowing where to start cleaning)