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The Bachelor


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I swear Bonga wants me death. What the fuck did he just say? How does he know Joe? Or could it be that he is speculating nje? I mean he didn't say much further than that. Thank God I didn't admit to anything. I. Check my phone and sighat least the video was cancelled during the whole conversation.


I mean he is bluffing if he did know my dirty like he claims to he would have told Sabelo Bonga talks too much to keep this to himself. Speaking about Joe I wonder where he is. I am starting to worry about him because he just disappeared while everything was going well between us.


I compose myself and walk to the kitchen where Bonga is eating his breakfast. I take a cup and pours some coffee then drink staring at him standing next to the sink. He is hot. Yes I mean Bonga. Sabelo is handsome too but Bonga.. oh gosh.


He raises his head and find me staring at him. He clicks his tongue and gets up putting his plate on the sink.


Me: Bonga..


Bonga: ei ave unesicefe kodwa wena! Yini? (You are so annoying what is it?)


Me: about what you said I don't know what you are talking about..


Bonga: okay.


With that he walks back to his room. He is so difficult rude and arrogant. Bajola njani naye vele? Ngimane ngiyasho nje Joe is the same but I am handling him very well. There's something about bad boys marn.


Sabelo walks in all dressed and showered.


Sabelo: morning baby.


He says kissing me smelling so great.


Me: good morning. Slept well?


Sabelo: with you next to my arms? I had the sweetest dreams ever. How are you?


Me:argh just okay I had a run with your brother few minutes ago.


I say taking a plate dishing up for him he raises his eyebrow in question. I sigh and put the plate in front of him.


Me: your brother hates me Sabelo and I don't know what I have done to him. I mean the only sin I see here is being beautiful and being with you so now he goes around making all this baseless accusations..


Sabelo: I am sorry baby I will talk to him. I know it's his house but you are my guest my woman. He can't make you uncomfortable.


Me:it's okay baby I don't want you to fight with your brother. I will handle it. I mean it's normal for inlaws to hate their daughter in law for no reason.


Sabelo: not in this day and age..


His phone rings. He takes it out of his pocket and answers.


Sabelo:Babu Macingwane ngiyaphila manje? Oh I will be on my way.


He hung up and look at me.


Sabelo: baby my boss is requesting to see me and it's quite urgent.


Me: what about the shopping you promised me?


Sabelo: we'll see when I come back.


Me: when is that going to be?


Sabelo:angazi Minnie. Stay out of Bonga's way I will be back.


He goes back to the bedroom and comes back with keys. He kisses me smiling and leaves the house.


I put the plates on the sink and goes up to the bedroom. I find the bed made already so I go to the bathroom and put on water on the bathtub and applied the face wash cream on my face.


My phone vibrates on the bed. A message from Joe pops up on the screen. " I'm back from the longest business trip ever my love. I am sorry to just take off without informing you. It was a matter of an emergency. I miss you thoughwhen am I seeing you? 


Please check your balance i deposited some money in your account."


I quickly went to my banking app and chinneke!


SABELO


I arrived at Macingwane's house in Centurion and parked outside. His house yeses. His bull dogs are ready to eat me alive at this point but he calls them into order while leading me to his office.


I greet his wife and follow him to the office.


Macingwane: uxolo ndodana ngokuvele ngikuzume nje kodwa kuyaphuthuma( sorry to ambush you but it's urgent)


Me: cha kulungile baba. Sengikhona. ( It's okay father I am here)


Macingwane: ngizovele ngihlale odabeni. Sabelo uyindoda eqotho nesebenza ngokuzikhandla. Loko ngakubona ngiqala nje ukukubona. Indlela ozithobe ngayo nomhlonipha ngayo omunye umuntu iyamangaza and akuvamisanga kubantu abafunde bafika kulezinga lakho. Ngikubonile nabagibeli ngakubona nozakwenu oshayela nabo ama tekisi ngabona indlela obaqoqa ngayo. ( I will get straight to the point. Sabelo you are an honest working hard man. I have seen that the first time I saw you. The way you are so humble and respect the other person is amazing and rare to educated people. I saw you with passengers saw you with your colleagues and the discipline you installed on them)


Me: ngiyabonga baba( thank you father)


Macingwane: enye into ufunda ngokushesha. Umuntu akayiphindi into kabili kuwe. Uthembakele kanti futhi uhlakaniphile. ( Another thing you are a fast learner. I don't have to repeat same thing twice to you. You are honest and smart)


I keep quiet trying to see where this conversation is going to.


Macingwane:(sighs) angisenawo amalanga amanengi kulomhlaba Nyambose kungekudala nje ngizowufulathela. ( I don't have much days to live in this world son soon I will die)


Me: kodwa uphilile nje baba uzobulawa yini? ( You are strong and healthy what's going to kill you?)


Macingwane: sekuyisikhathi ndodana what's going to kill you?)


Macingwane: sekuyisikhathi ndodana mina ngiyazi. Sabelo bekuyisifiso Sami ukuthi uma ngiwufulathela lomhlaba ngishiye lebhizinisi ezandleni zakho. Ngiyazi wena uzoliphakamisa liqhakaze... ( It's time son I know. Sabelo it is my wish that when I die I leave this business on your hands. I know with you it's going to grow and be big..)


Me: baba uxolo ukukungena emlonyeni. Ngiyabonga amazwi akhayo kodwa angiboni kungifanele loko. Unezingane amadodana angeke ayijabulele lento. Nami angiboni kukuhle ukuthi ngingaxebula efeni lomuntu engingahlobene nhlobo nje naye zibe zikhona izingane zakhe. ( Father sorry to disturb you. Thank you for your kind words but I don't think I deserve what you just said. You have kids sons that won't be happy about this. I also don't see it fair for me to inherit anything from you while we are not even blood related while your kids are here)


Macingwane:ngiyezwa futhi bengikulindele loko. Okumele ukwazi ukuthi nginezizathu ezingenza ngenze loku. Ngizokutshela ngoba ngiyakwethemba. Okucala abalazi lebhizinisi futhi abanandaba nalo. Bazoqhubeka babheke amanye amabhizinisi. Okwesibili itekisi impilo yami. Onke lamabhizinisi enginawo azalwa yilo letekisi. Ngakho libaluleke kakhulu kimi. Okwesithathu akuzona izingane zami zegazi. ( I hear you and I expected that from you. What you need to know is that I have reasons why I am doing this. Firstly my children don't love this business they will continue to run the other businesses. Secondly a taxi is my life all these other businesses were generated by it. It the source of all these riches so it's very important to me. Thirdly they are not my blood children)


Me:uchaza ukuthini uma uthi akuzona izingane zakho? ( What do you mean they are not your children?)


Macingwane: ake sithi nje anginayo inzalo. Umkami wakuthola loko wangifihlela khona. Ngazi eminyakeni emihlanu endlule kodwa akushintshanga lutho. Ngiyabathanda nomkami naye ngiyamthanda. ( Let's just say I am infertile. My wife found out and kept it away from me. I discovered the truth five years ago and nothing changed. I love my kids and my wife)


Me: yooh u strong baba.


Macingwane: ngingenzani angeke ngixoshe umkami sesibadala kangaka. Kwangikhubaza kona emoyeni kodwa ngiyaqonda wakwenzelani. Wavikela isithunzi Sami njengendoda wanginika umndeni( what can I do I wouldn't kick my wife old as we are. Yes it disturbed my soul but I saw the bigger picture. She protected my dignity and gave me a family)


Me: ewu cha baba unenye inhliziyo. Mina angiboni nje ngingakhona ukuqhubeka nomuntu ngazi kuthi ulale nenye indoda. ( Aw you have a strong heart. I can't forgive that betrayal and knowing someone slept with another man)


Macingwane:hehehe uzokhula mfana wami. Manje ke soyazi ungathuki uma uthola ucingo oluvela kubameli mangingasekho. Asambe siyokudla. ( You will grow up son now that you know don't be shocked when you receive a call from lawyers when I'm no longer here. Let's go eat)


He says standing up and I follow him.


BONGA


Just as I come out from the bedroom I see Sabelo walking up.


Sabelo:uyavulwa kanti lowo mnyango? ( You do open that door?)


Me:(chuckling) what do you mean?


Sabelo: lutho ukuthi uhlezi ukhiyiwe nje. ( Nothing just that it is always locked)


Me: uvelaphi? Unopopi wakho uhambile.. ( where are you from? Your barbie doll left )


Sabelo: ungitshelile wathi angazi kunani eskolweni kanti ke wena awumfuni Lana( she told me something about school and that you don't want her here)


Me:vele angimfuni loko angeke ngikufihle. Kodwa ngoba awufuni ukungilalela ngizokuyeka. Ngiyathemba uyazivikela mawulala nalentombazane? ( I don't want here here I won't hide that. But since you don't want to listen to me I will leave you like that. I hope you are using protection with her)


Sabelo:of cause I am. I am not ready to bring children in this situation.


Me: good. Where are you coming from looking all depressed?


Sabelo: Macingwane dropped a bomb on me. Come let me fill you up.


We sits on the chairs on the balcony and I listen attentively to what he is saying.


Me:so what is the problem? This is mana from heavenan answer to your prayer request.


Sabelo: what do you know about prayer wena? I just don't feel good about this. And also how does he know he is about to die?


Me: because a man like him with his riches they know when your time of death is near. I do too.


Sabelo: what do you mean? Isn't only God who has that privileges?


Me: I think it's high time I tell you all the truth about this. Since you are going to take over you will be required to follow his steps. The taxi business is not for the soft and weak hearted. You need to toughen up prepare yourself for war because the brothers won't take this lying down I promise you.


Sabelo: what is it that I need to know?


Me:( getting up) follow me. I want to show you something.


To be continued.

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