Reader’s write Am I man or beast?

2017-11-22 06:01

Who’s going to protect her if i’m the one abusing her?

Basizala besithembile kodwa siyabajikiela kusasa.

They call us brothers,

Kodwa siyabakhuthuza.

We rape them

Siphinde sibabulale,

Sibashise.

Am I man or beast?

The day I was born,

Abazali bajabula bagthi bathole indodana ezovusa umuzi,

But that son is in the streets of Greytown,

Smoking dagga and whoonga.

He’s robbing people,

He’s breaking into their houses,

Sebeze bangiqamba igama bathi ngiLiphara,

But the day I was born,

Ekhaya bangiqamba igama bathi nginguVusumuzi.

Am I man or beast?

My sisters are even scared to go to the shops during the day and at night,

Ngoba besaba mina.

Yes, it’s true because I’m always standing in the corners,

Ngibalindile, ngizobamba ngingabayeki,

Because I want 10 rand to buy straws of whoonga.

Aphi amadoda alesizwe aqotho nathembekile?

Am I man or beast?

As a man,

I was not born to abuse,

But to protect and

Provide for my family.

Duncan Sifiso Mzila

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