~ Fefekazi ~
That son of a bitch was sleeping with me the whole December. He comes back now and at like I don’t exist? He doesn’t tell me he is back? I went to the toilet. I took out my phone. I called Sanuse.
Sanuse: Fefekazi Make it fast I am at work
Bastard! He doesn’t even say hi?
Me: You are gone already!?
Him: Gone? Gone where?
Me: Bleomfontein! Isn’t Bleomfontein where you work?
Him: I work in mthatha and I don’t appreciate your tone! You are not my wife!
Me: Does she know you are sleeping with me?
Him: Was sleeping with you! not anymore!
Me: The nerve! Are you breaking up wit…
I looked at my phone then put it back next to my ear
Sanuse:…… (tu tu tu)
He hung up on me. He met someone else. Now I don’t matter anymore.
~ Nomandla ~
Qaqambile: Nomandla is that you ?
Nomandla: Yes she is shocked. What did you say to her?
Qaqambile: Is she okay?
Me: Yes she is fine are you okay Londy?
Londeka: Tell him I am fine
Qaqambile: I can hear her
He hung up I sat next to Londeka
Me: What is going on?
Londeka: You remember the coffee I refused to drink?
Me: Yes the one the dog licked from the grass ?
Londeka: The dog is dead friend
Me: No! This woman is a witch! I didn’t know educated people can be like this too?!
Londeka: if I didn’t get that advise from you. I’d be dead right now I owe you my life
Me: You saved yourself I was not there. I am really happy you listened
I feel sorry for her. I am just glad I got out of that drama on time. Mrs Xaba is a monster. This poor woman is going to die because she is not educated? Wow that woman is crazy
~ Lithakazi ~
My mom just arrived home. She is from school. I want to know what happened. Why is that Londeka girl still alive. Unfortunately I am not pregnant. That one is disappointing. But I am not worried. We have a recording. We are going to force her to get rid of Londeka then I am in. I will be Mrs Xaba and the only one. We will see if she will find a witch to kill me too
Me: Mama did she tell you why she didn’t kill her?
Mom put the left overs she got from school on the table. We won’t cook today. This is a lot of food.
Her: She was avoiding me I could see that. Every time she saw me she walked the other way
Me: That’s her driving to her house call her and tell her to turn the car around
My mom took the phone. She called her
Mom: Nomboniso we have a problem
Mom: Just turn the car around and come! It’s an emergency!
Mom hung up I saw the car turn around
Mom: She says she is on her way.
Me: I am looking at her
She will regret the day she beat me up
~ Mrs Xaba ~
This is better be good because I am running out of options. A part of me wants to give up but if they have plan B for me I am open to that. The way I am so desperate I can do anything to see that girl gone. My son can’t be with any of them. I am really hoping they have something for me. This morning I was so sure she was gonna have that cup of coffee. I don’t know why I expected her to eat anything after what I did in the morning. If my husband would know I went to their room. He would kill me.
Anyway I just arrived at Nozazi’s place. I got out of my car. I went to the house.
Nozazi: You were avoiding me today
They looked at each other.
Me: What is it?
Nozazi: You don’t have anything to tell us?
Me: What is going on?
Nozazi: “ Thank you she is dead! “ that’s what we want to hear!
Me: She is very much alive. She is at work as we speak
Lithakazi: You didn’t do it?
Me: Nozazi why are we discussing this in front of the child?
Lithakazi: So I wasn’t a child when you came here for help?
Me: Your child is disrespectful! What happened to that little girl I taught aeIou!?
Lithakazi: What you did to her at your house changed her! She has no respect for you! Now tell us what you did!
I am so shocked by how this girl speaks to me. I looked at her mother thinking she might say something
Nozazi: Why is she alive!?
Me: There is something I don’t understand here? Why is it that you guys are the ones who are furious about this. I should be the angry one in this room?
Nozazi: Nomboniso did you poison her?
I sat down
Me: That girl hates me! She doesn’t want my food! I am giving up! I am stopping all this!
I stood up. I looked at them
Me: Thanks but no thanks! I am done! I am accepting her as my daughter in law. Have a good day!
I attempted to go to the door. Nozazi grabbed my arm. I turned around
Nozazi: You are not going anywhere!
Me: Excuse me?
Am I missing something here? What did I do to them? Somebody tell me maybe I forgot. I don’t remember doing anything or maybe her poison can’t go to wastewhen you said you will kill you should do it? I don’t know right now. I was just looking at them. They were not the friendly two I walked into. They are angry and ready to eat me alive
Nozazi: You have a daughter in law and that Londeka girl is not one get rid of her so that you can be happy with your daughter in law
I looked at her she was smiling. I looked at Lithakazi
Me: And who is this Daughter in law of mine?
Lithakazi started playing with her braids. I looked at her mother
Me: The reason I don’t want Londeka is the same why your daughter can be with my son! My son is going to marry a girl from the city! Educated city girl! Not your……
Nozazi: My what?
I was moving backwards. She was approaching me
Me: Your daughter will never be my son’s wife ever!
Nozazi looked at Lithakazi. Lithakazi took out her phone
Nozazi: We will see about that. Hit it baby!
She started playing something on her phone. Oh my god. It’s my voice. These witches recorded me. I underestimated them!
Nozazi: Are you okay FRIEND?
She said that with sarcasm. She knew I used her. She knew I was lying when I said we were friends. I didn’t know they are this smart. I have to make a drastic decision and I am afraid it won’t be good for them.
Me: You used me!
Nozazi: No FRIEND you came to us right?
Lithakazi: And we grabbed the opportunity with both hands mama!
Me: You bitc……
Nozazi: Watch it! You don’t want us to take this to Sanuse now do you?
Me: Of course not!
I was pacing up and down with my hands in my head. This is frustrating. I try my best to get my son a better future. I always fail. He always ends up with poor women!
Nozazi: Can you stand still and stop walking around! You are making us dizzy
I have a plan. I stopped pacing up. I looked at them . I wiped my tears
Me: I think I have a plan ladies Lithakazi is gonna be my daughter in law
Nozazi: What plan is that?
Me: You Nozazi come to my house this afternoon when my husband arrives. We gonna keep talking about how well raised Lithakazi is and how she would make a good wife for my son. Then I will find a way to get rid of Londeka after that. He will not look anywhere else for a girl to marry our son. He will choose you hihihi
I said playing with Lithakazi’s cheeks . She was giggling too. She looked at her mom
Her: I like it mama what do you think?
Nozazi: Me too! I can’t wait to have dinner with you guys
Me: Great! Let me go home!
I walked out I closed the door. Immediately when I walked out. I got rid of that fact smile . I went to my car. I started the engine.
Me: We will see who will have the last laugh