The fugitive (5/7)

By Drum Digital
26 June 2015

Simushi had no way to prove his innocence.

I guess now you’ll have to accept Mwilima’s proposal. He’s educated, is the councillor’s son and he’s from a good family.” That’s what Ntate Ikosa told his heartbroken daughter. He didn’t care that she was in pain. Since the day Bontle arrived in Mango Village, Ntate Mazila had been watching him closely. He had come to know him as a good young man, but Ntate Mazila suspected that there was something Bontle never liked to talk about his past, he was always jumpy and constantly watched his back.

Ntate Mazila could tell that he was hiding something. At first the young man was afraid to open up, but Ntate Mazila assured him that he only wanted to help. Simushi finally came clean and told the entire truth, including his suspicion that he had been framed by Ntate Ikosa to stop the wedding. Simushi didn’t know where his fate lay.

What if Ntate Mazila was going to report him to the authorities? He calmly waited for the outcome. “Are you sure that this is the kind of life you want to live?”

To be continued...

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