The fugitive (4/7)

By Drum Digital
25 June 2015

Simushi had no way to prove his innocence.

Ngoma Village. I came to your village seeking employment and a place to settle down,” he said. In no time, under the name of Bontle, he won the villagers’ hearts and trust. They could see that he was a humble and hardworking man. He was also handsome and the likes of Mama Thembi couldn’t wait to introduce themselves to the handsome newcomer.

“I’m Mama Thembi. But you can call me Doreen, and this is my daughter Khanyisile,” she told him. As Mama Thembi introduced herself, Bontle had a hunch that she was one of those women who liked attention – and being on her bad side was not an option. So he had to choose his words wisely. “Is that so? I thought you were sisters!” he said.

Back at Mopani Village, Sindi was still in shock. She couldn’t come to terms with the fact that the man she wanted to marry was a thief. Her father told her: “We’re together in this misfortune, my child. I was ready to welcome and accept that young man into my family – but he disappointed us.

 To be continued...

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