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Ndoniyamanzi

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What the fuck! How did I get here? Where did she disappeared to? My mind was kinda dizzy for a moment than it hit me. Damn! I was walking with a ghost all along. Daddy used to tell me stories about ghosts and I use laugh at them. They were so hilarious. I remember this one story he told me about. The was a man who use to go to work in the early hours of morning  one day he asked for a lift. The driver was so happy to offer him a lift. He got inside the car and they drove off having a flowing conversation all the way. He felt so comfortable and warm plus it was freezing outside  he fall asleep. He was woken up by the burning sensation in his bums. That when he realized he was at the grave yard sleeping on a grave. His pants was ripped off showing his back side that was bruised. All along he thought he was riding a car kanti ebeshushuluza ngezinqa phansi. I laughed so hard that flood of tears rolled down my cheeks. I didnt think I could experience something close to that and It was really not funny to finally experience it. 

 I screamed "Help!!" "Please help me!!" My voice echoed I was fooling myself who was going to hear me. I sat down on a rock and started crying. Ah well I cry a lot even for a minor thing  not that what I was experiencing was minor. I was on top of the mountain that is far away from home. I cant feel my legs It getting clear and clear which means time is not on my side I have to get going because I will be late for school. I cant miss this exam. Im going to use my June report to apply in universities. I was alone on a mountain and I was freezing. My body was shivering. I saw this  man who was riding a  horse approaching me.

"Hey ntombazanyana what are you doing here?" (hey little girl) asked the man on a horse with a bold voice. 

Me:"I dont know" I burst into tears

Him:"How did you get here?"

Me:"I was going to fetch water then I  met a lady and she asked me to show her the way to the bus stop" 

Him:"Where is that lady?"

Me:"She disappeared"

Him:"Disappeared to where?"

Me:"I dont know sir" 

Him:"She left you here alone?" 

Me:"Yes sir" 

Him:"This is not a bus stop" 

Me:"Please help me get home I cant feel my legs." I sobbed

Him:"Okay please stop crying" He got off from the horse and helped me climbed on top of it  "Dont fall" He then climbed infront of me "Hold on to me and dont let me go otherwise you will fall.

Me:"Eh baba" I did as he told me. It was my first time riding a horse. I was scared I will fall. 

Him:"Are you ready?" 

Me:"Yes" 

Him:"Ray Go!" The horse started walking "Run Ray! Run!!" Then it started running. I closed my eyes and wrapped my arms around him tighter. "What is your name?"

Me:"Ndoniyamazi"

Him:"Where do you leave?"

Me:"Ema 16"

Him:"Mina ngihlala kaGudli Ntaba I came to the mountain to look for my goats. They didn't show up yesterday. Uhlala ngakuphi nase ma 16" 

Me:"Kwa Zungu" 

Him:"Kwa Zungu ephoyiseni?" 

Me:"Yes that is my mother"

Him:"I use to know your father. He was a generous man. May his soul rest in piece" 

Me:"He was indeed" 

The horse was really fast  in the twinkling of an eye we were there. I told him to stopped near the tank  the wheelbarrow  was still there. 

Him:"Let me help you" He jumped down and help me get off of the horse too. 

Me:"Thank you so much sir. May God bless you" 

Him:"Thank you my child I hope you learnt your lesson that ghosts do exist  stop roaming in the street in the early hours of morning especially in winter" 

Me:"I learnt my lesson. Thank you very much for helping me"

 Him:"I did what any father would have done...How does your feet feel now?"

Me:"Painful" 

Him:"Soak them in warm water when you get home"

Me:"I will do that sir thank you once again" I was so grateful this man helped me. I felt like  thanking him hundred times. 

Him:"Will you be able to wheel the wheelbarrow?"

Me:"I have to try my mother will kill me if I dont return with water" 

Him:"Oh okay I will help you" 

Me:"You have done enough but thank you so much"

Him:"Study hard and make your parents proud. Dont let these boys ruin your future my child"

Me:"I wont" 

Him:"Haike kulungile ke sisi" (Well then goodbye sis)

Me:"Bye" He climbed on the horse and waved his hand than he left. I filled up the buckets and put them in the wheelbarrow then I went home. It took me forever because my feet were painful. As I was approaching the gate I saw mom standing outside her arms folded against her chest. I could tell by the look on her face that she was angry.  I made my entrance. 

Mom:"Where are you coming from?"

Me:"From the tank Mama...." she cut me off

Mom:"It take that long now to go the tank huh??"

Me:"No let me finish please" 

Mom:"So that you can lie to me!! I sent you to the tank and you go visit your boyfriends!!" She yelled

Me:"Mama no that not what ha..." I tried to explain to her but she couldnt let me finish she dragged me by my ear pulling me inside the house "Mama let me explain please" I said with a nearing tears voice. 

Mom:" Today Im going to teach you a lesson that you will never forget!!" She took her sjambok  on top of the cupboard. 

Me:"Mama Im sorry" I was in tears already. I dont know what I was sorry for because I didnt do anything wrong. 

Mom:"Woza la!!" (Come here!!)

Me:"Mama no please dont hit me I didnt do anything wrong" I sobbed

Mom:"I said come here and you are saying no!!" She snorted and walked close to me than she beat the hell out of me. Each an every time the sjambok reached my skin I felt burning sensation. I screamed in agony and asked her to forgive me but she couldnt stop beating me and swearing at me

Mom:"Nondindwa!! Seqamgwaqo!! Ngiyakuthuma uhamba izindawo zakho zobufebe!! Skhebereshe ndini!!"  (Slut!! Prostitute!! I sent you to do an errand and you go to your whoring ways bitch!!) 

Me:"Mama please forgive me!" I cried wiggling and trying to block the sjambok from reaching my skin with my hands

"Mama stop it!" Screamed my little sister as she walked in

her arms folded against her chest. I could tell by the look on her face that she was angry.  I made my entrance. 

Mom:"Where are you coming from?"

Me:"From the tank Mama...." she cut me off

Mom:"It take that long now to go the tank huh??"

Me:"No let me finish please" 

Mom:"So that you can lie to me!! I sent you to the tank and you go visit your boyfriends!!" She yelled

Me:"Mama no that not what ha..." I tried to explain to her but she couldnt let me finish she dragged me by my ear pulling me inside the house "Mama let me explain please" I said with a nearing tears voice. 

Mom:" Today Im going to teach you a lesson that you will never forget!!" She took her sjambok  on top of the cupboard. 

Me:"Mama Im sorry" I was in tears already. I dont know what I was sorry for because I didnt do anything wrong. 

Mom:"Woza la!!" (Come here!!)

Me:"Mama no please dont hit me I didnt do anything wrong" I sobbed

Mom:"I said come here and you are saying no!!" She snorted and walked close to me than she beat the hell out of me. Each an every time the sjambok reached my skin I felt burning sensation. I screamed in agony and asked her to forgive me but she couldnt stop beating me and swearing at me

Mom:"Nondindwa!! Seqamgwaqo!! Ngiyakuthuma uhamba izindawo zakho zobufebe!! Skhebereshe ndini!!"  (Slut!! Prostitute!! I sent you to do an errand and you go to your whoring ways bitch!!) 

Me:"Mama please forgive me!" I cried wiggling and trying to block the sjambok from reaching my skin with my hands

"Mama stop it!" Screamed my little sister as she walked in already in her school uniform. 

Mom:"You want me to beat you too Lindelwa?"

Lee:"No Mama but I think she learnt her lesson." Mom didnt stop  beating me though.  "Ma please" she begged. I was beliwered by that. Beside the fact that she is  mommy's precious princess who always get what she want we dont get along because she is very rude inconsiderate spoilt selfish manipulative! Every word that mean "bad" describes her. Mom stopped beating me and look at me with disgust. 

Mom:"You are not going to school looking like that!!" 

Me:" Im writing history" 

Mom:"I dont care Ndoniyamanzi you are not going to school finish and klaar!!" I went to my bedroom and looked myself in the mirror. I was bruised everywhere even on my face. All thanks to the bloody spook!!. Mom had a point though I cant go to school looking like that but Im writing an exam. I looked at the clock on my vanity table it was 7:15. Shit its already late Lord what am I going to do? I felt tears gushing down my cheeks. Im definately going to school better late than never. I  slid into my blanket on the bed until I heard them leaving then I started preparing myself  for school .I wore the grey pants to cover my bruises on my legs and matric jacket to cover the one that were on my arms. I had to be quick as possible It took me 15 mnutes to finish. I took my stationery and made my way out. I opened the door  but It was locked. Oh no she cant do this to me. I looked for the keys everywhere even inside the pots but I couldnt found them. 

Me:"Fuck!" I cursed loudly.  She locked me inside on purpose because she knew I was gonna go to school anyway. At that moment I wish we didnt had burglar guards on windows. Im stuck inside the house until Lee come back from school. I went to my bedroom tears blurrying my vision. I took daddy's picture and gazed at it. 

Me:"I wish you were here" I kissed it and  climbed on the bed  holding it close to my heart. I burst into a loud cry. I felt so lonely and sad I cried until I ended up falling asleep.  I woke up hours later feeling dizzy and hungry. My feets  were not that painful. I dragged myself to the kitchen to make something to eat. I poured water into the basin and washed my hands then I open the fridge. What the fuck?? It was empty! How come?? Just yesterday it was full. No no no dont tell me she also hide the food. I searched in the cupboards dololo everything.  My stomach was making funny noises demanding food. I shuffled to the lounge to watch tv at least. The smart card have been removed from the decoder. Jesus it getting tougher day by day.


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Londz 2019-04-30 01:44:24

Such cruelty!! This spook was supposed to fetch you so u can go to school

Smangele 2018-12-18 14:07:44

Mama onjani lo