Chapter Fifty Six

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I woke up very early in the morning. I hadn’t unpacked anything yet. I thoroughly scrubbed my body African style complete with a stone (my mum packed it for me). I wanted to wash out what happened yesterday. I wanted to call a cab so I could leave this wretched house. Anywhere but here was fine. Problem is I didn’t know where I was except that this was Lonehill in Fourways. It was just after seven in the morning. I went to the kitchen. Maybe I could find an envelope with an address or something but nothing. I think Gorilla must have heard me because he also walked into the kitchen. He was already bathed and dressed for Monday morning work. I had my back turned to him when he told me where the ingredients were. When I turned to look at him that’s when he saw my face.

He saw that I had been crying and immediately asked what was wrong. He stepped forward I think to hug me and I stepped back. He looked at me and asked me what he had done wrong? I had tears in my eyes when I told him that last night he made me feel like a prostitute. He had paid me for a handjob and the fool just looked at me as though he didn’t even see that what he did was wrong. I asked him why he had done that because I had been nice and attentive to him. At first he seemed totally confused by what I was saying. I guess he had expected me to question him.

He asked me if he could explain and I told him to go ahead. He told me that when he first came to South Africa he had courted a girl. For two weeks he took her out to restaurants clubs the works. Everything was perfect he said. Eventually they slept together. Three days after he had slept with the girl, the police had come to his house as she had accused him of rape. As a foreigner it was even harder for him to be heard by the police. He said he had been so humiliated. He said eventually someone came and rescued him from the situation. He was angry at the girl and one day he bumped into her at Sandton City. He said he went to her and asked why of all the crimes she could falsely accuse a man of why had she chosen rape. I wanted to ask him why not rape because I didn’t really believe his story. He said she told him that its the easiest to get the polices attention. He asked her why she had done that though for they had had neither quarrel nor argument. He said she told him point blank that he had not given her money afterwards because with all the shopping and outings he had given her then she had reasonable expectation that he would give her money. When he had not called her for two days she felt used and that was her revenge. What a ridiculous story! No woman ever falsely accuses a man of rape! Even back in Mooi rape though sadly common is a big thing. I asked him if he then thought that giving a girl money after sex would prevent her from accusing a man of it. He told me that it lessens the charge because wants she accepts the money it becomes a case of a paid agreement. I didn’t want to hear more! He had just told me I had been paid for the handjob to ease his conscience. You know how when you are angry you fill in the blanks with your own conclusions. Well I was angry. He wasn’t a monster to be fair but FUCK IT at this moment he was.

He tried to convince me to stay and told me it would never happen again. He apologized profusely and said he had never thought I would ever think like that. He said he was many things but not that kind of man. He said it was self preservation neither malice nor him cheapening whom I was. He told me he would not hold me here against my will and gave me keys to his house. Wow. He gave me the address after I refused his offer to take me wherever I wanted to go. I wouldn’t accept his help. I called the taxi. I went and took my bags. The money was on the dressing table. I took it. It was mine after all and according to him I had earned. Take what you can and give nothing back right!!! My taxi arrived and I asked it to take me to Braam. I was going to call Ayanda and go to her place. It was Monday morning and there was so much traffic. The taxi driver could see I was in a bad state. See why I appreciated a weave. On a bad day you can hide your sorrows behind your hair and big glasses. With short hair you are exposed like a kwaZulu Girl in Johannesburg for the first time.

I got a call and it was my aunt. She told me she had come to check up on me that morning on her way to the police station and I wasn’t there. I told her that yesterday umalume had kicked me out and told me to get my stuff. She asked me where I had slept and I started crying. I couldn’t help it. She told me to forget everything he had said he was wrong and he had vented it the wrong way. She reminded me that family sticks together and after the police station when she comes back she must find me at the flat. She wanted to go see N later as well. Bravery. For a moment there I could smile in between the tears. I needed to get my life back in order. When I got to the flat I didn’t really feel like it was home anymore. I was grateful though that I had my space. My aunt didn’t take more than an hour to get to me from when I arrived. She was with my uncle and he looked like a kid who had been caught stealing sugar.

You know there is nothing harder than making a Zulu man apologize, let alone apologize to a child and a girl child at that. He said he was sorry and had over reacted about this whole thing. He told me that blaming me was wrong and having put me in the middle of it was wrong. I tried to picture my own father apologizing to me. It was a funny thought because I swear his teeth would probably fall out not before Shaka arose from the dead. I accepted the apology but with a side eye. Problem with having rich cousins is that they treat you like the poor cousin you are and always have a way of reminding you of it. It was his flat so I was at the mercy of his tantrums.

My aunt told me that Benny would be moving in with me for a while whilst they tried to fix all this mess. As he was writing his matric soon he didn’t need all these distractions and already he drove so it wouldn’t be a problem. These people have faith neh! Letting me and Benny live together! They told me that since I had passed matric so well it would also be handy as I would help tutor him. Kinda made sense but wow me and Ben 10 living together was the only thing that I heard.

As we walked into the hospital there were N`s parents. You don’t need to be told some parents can never deny their kids because the resemblance is so strong its creepy. I was kinda struck though by the clear large age difference between her parents.

The mother looked at my aunt totally pissed. I think they had met before the recognition and disgust was in her eye.

Its funny how things turn out. Coming behind us was Python and the cop who had taken the details of the case.

What was going to happen next?

Maybe coming here was a bad idea!

****The End****


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304 thoughts on “Chapter Fifty Six

  1. Nice Read, was jus coming back to check for chapter 6 of the confessions and walla here is chapter 56.

    I like, I like.

    Pipo are saying confessions is a younger version of zulu gal. I choose to dispute that.

    Remember how Zulu gal was when she came to Joburg, all reserved and was raised in a christian environment. confessions gal is already tjatjarag from a young age (school going).

  2. Michael eish wa re emisha rra, otherwise i guess the deal is the one thats making u take so long, this is good and we are hooked….

    God Bless

  3. Please keep them chapters hooked its not even funny. I keep on checking for the new chapter every hour. *addict*

  4. Ohhhh my goodness how could u make me wait for so long, I’ve been checking even in the middle of the night, pls take the notification thing into consideration. I’m loving this, a book would be wonderful…. Plz post the next chapter soon, waiting is torture

  5. Again still burning with suspense of what is gonna happen next..great writer I must say mmmmmmmmmmmh can’t wait for 57

  6. I loved the diary look why did u change it, it was fab. I hope uThandeka is gonna turn her life arnd and go bck to being who she was coz unembeza wakhe usekhona.

  7. Ja i agree with Tebogo pls don’t take so long to write another chapter im so hooked its not even funny#lol#

  8. Mr you are talented tnx for this chapter bt man pls dnt take too much tym to post hle. I would buy this book if it gets published

  9. Wow, great story.
    There is no profile by that name on Facebook. Can i please have your Twitter handle so that i can I can follow you?

  10. Hie there! Thanks for the wonderful read yet again. Please may you proof read your chapters more before you put them up. I understand you probably have to type them up in a hurry but the spelling and grammatic errors take away from the otherwise flawless and riveting story telling. Keep up the great work otherwise. Thanks.

  11. Mr Maphoto I also tried it says no results, just want to say,. thank you for taking your time to do this, at 1st this was all for you meant as a joke or not but now you have been doing it for all of us and with every chapter it gets better. There will always be critics let that not dishearten you, again thank you Mike, I am loving both the blogs

  12. LOL it’s so funny because my colleagues and I are glued to our screens, reading and we are laughing at each other. Nice read!

  13. i was waiting for this chapter for days finally i have read it i was so great cant what to read whats going on between N’s mother and Thandeka’s Aunt

  14. They joy i had when i found there is actually more chapters…. cant wait for the next chapters! keep at it 😀

  15. Sho am hooked! Every lunch time am checking for new chapters. Pls dnt take too long to write….


  16. atleast now she has a place to stay again…please don’t make us stay too long for the next chpt m totally hooked to the story

  17. ooohhh rubs hands in anticipation….
    Thandeka gets money without even trying…cant wait for next read

  18. Thank you,you just make my day…I,was just checking that maybe you have posted plz don’t keep us waiting for too long I,must say I,hooked can’t wait for my next fix:-)keep up the good work Mr Maphoto

  19. Please Mike the suspense is killing us. please do not take too long with Chapter 57. This is some interesting read. I beg. preety please with a cherry on top

  20. Great work Boss,super hooked please don’t take long to write,I see u making a pattern(writing after 2days,1 chapter).
    Got everyone in my hood hooked

  21. wow…i spent the whole day reading this diary…whether its true or not doesn’t matter to me, and your grammar is appalling LOL..but you sure are entertaining sisi! mmmh Diary of a Tswana girl…thinking out loud! you go girl!

  22. Thank you Mike, I don’t believe your writing has so much control over me the most stubborn person ever… ukhona shame!!! I find myself smiling again after such a bad week….

  23. I like your writing just the way it is .. A teenager is suppose to be writing it anyways .. Plus the more you proof read , the longer we wait and waiting is no fun …

  24. Was introduced to ur blog last night n I couldn’t put it down read chptr 1-52 in one night… U r good _ am officially hooked

  25. I feel that this chapter was rushed, it does not have the flow of other chapters….and there are a few spelling/grammar mistakes. I know you are trying to keep your audience happy so you want to keep up with the demand, but please don’t compromise the quality of your work, you are an amazing writer, i love your work, i am inspired by it. Keep up the good work!!

  26. Thandeka is a cheap, loose girl with no principles or morals. Suka! She is weak mani, she falls for everyrthing, doesn’t even hv control of her own Body,let alone her feelings! Falls for anynone and everything!!!

  27. Thandeka better nt fall preggies wit ben 10 movin in,mmmmmmmmmm I foresee trouble,bt then again she has Python nd Gorila cleaning after her.pls dnt delay the next chapter…..otherwise Great job Mr M

  28. When’s the next chapter coming?? Just read Chap 56, can’t wait for the 57 and the next chapter and the next chapter and the next chapter…. What an excellent read!

  29. I have been following this blog since chapter one & it is really captivating! Though there are a lot of puntuation errors & grammar mishaps here & there, the story line is great! Just try to double check before publishing! Otherwise the blog is great!!! Keep the chapters coming!!!

  30. Hehehee like the idea of Thandeka and Ben 10 leaving together LOL ai maar Thandeka might corrupt the poor boy!!!

  31. I’m hooked its like my medication can’t survive without taking it pls don’t keep us insuspends long we need to read this everyday remember its my medication*winks*

  32. Thandeka & Benny under the same roof mmmm not a good idea. Thanks again can’t wait for the next chapter.

  33. yhuuu hay nw a can’t wait 2 hear whr do dey knw each ada frm hpe Benny’s father z nt Ns father ey #sooo interested

  34. Love the first real link you gave today about the stories being linked. Can’t wait for the series to be out on the shelves!

  35. Yohhhh.. Omw Python is Bosss.. Can’t wait for more.. And as for Mr G I kinda relate to what his saying.. Damn Mike don’t know where u got the story from but its damn awesome loving it!!! Please don’t make me wait for long thou.. Xoxo #1 fan..

  36. u know u hav created such strong dedicating followers, u better write more chapters en fast at least 2 chapters a day! this has become my daily fix..LOL, I love ur work man # standing avation#

  37. Loving this… read it in two nights. More please mfethu. Wonder if N is Ben 10’s half sister. Dum dum dum… the plot thickens. Please don’t keep us hanging too long xxx

  38. You have the potential of creating the next Gossip Girl movement and being bigger than Cecily von Zeigesar. If you read Gossip Girl the novel and watched the tv series, you can see that the novel was only a foundation for the characters to emancipate. TV will gaurantee more viewers than publication sales; and ofcourse great revenue. I’m saying this because I read somewhere that you turning Diary to a TV series.
    I guess by continuing with this blog, the novel will have a different spin?

    P.S: Edit and proof-read before posting.

  39. Wow btful work,cant wait for chapter 57…I hv introduced my friends to the blog and hey there ws no chatting tdy @ the ofc,we were all Glues to our screens. Keep up the good writing.

  40. I like the way Buhle thinks, Thandeka cud be pregnant with Benny’s child already, no way they condomised in the Q7 that nite

  41. Yooooh????? Thandeka bathong,hai wa tla wa di bona.and u staying with Ben10? Disaster.
    Can’t wait for chapter57. Nice read.

  42. No, no, no, no, no! Hell no!
    Benny & Thandeka under 1 roof? All by themselves? I smell smoke. They better not make a baby.
    Yoo what about when the Niger papas visit? Benny will not like that, he’s gonna tell plus he’s Ben10. Hmm, can’t wait to see how this is gonna unfold. Very interesting!

  43. m sooo hooked,bt its a lil annoyin dt we hv 2 w8 2-3 days b4 readin da nxt chapter,u end up 4getn wt hpnd on da previous 1…

  44. Lol I wonder how that living arrangement is going to pan out, Thandeka & Benny…And I could so relate to ” You don’t need to be told some parents can never deny their kids because the resemblance is so strong its creepy.” I know right!!!because I look like my mum’sister!

  45. Wow Mike, u really talented my frnds n I r so hooked u should consider makin a drama series it wil defnatetly keep ppl glued 2 their tv screens. Like in the days of yizo yizo n the 1st seoson of intersexions.

  46. Now I’m convinced that N le Nelisiwe is the same person.Ko chapter 6 (Confessions) Neli tells us how she looked identical to her mom and also le the age difference btwin her parents. I’m LovinG this to bits,keep them coming brother

  47. nywe nywe spelling n grammar errors, shurrrrrup already if u gon b coming back to read everytime a new chapter is up. U know wot the man is tryna say, it will b edited once it goes in the book. la tena mahn yessseeee!

  48. I have just recently been introduced to your blog and I must say its awesome. I read 56 chapters in a day. I’m hooked. Great job man. #Cant find you on facebook though#

  49. @mogirl is waar what u sayin if these ppl are such criticts or perfectionists y do they cum back 4 more, clearly they understand what Mike is sayin. Mike i must say you are a brilliant writer you’ve captured it all raw as it is. I have been to university myself and i’ve seen it all happening some of them i even experienced them myself.

    I will patiently await Chapter 57 as i know that u cant hurry a masterpiece.

  50. No Mike, you can’t put T and Benny under 1 roof – single bathroom – day and night *clap once-I give up*. The python is gonna crush and swallow uBen10, ngiyazisa!!!

  51. i check this site 5 times each day for a new chapter.. i don’t like to read but i want more of this book every time.. I love it!!!

  52. U Thandeka amyeke u Benny wabantu she’s gonna corrupt the boy and he’ll end up not passing i matric after all…….Thandeka’s aunt and N’s mom babedlelana way back………..hahahahahaha

  53. I am a sugar addict, can barely go an hour without sugar……..but thanks to Mike, i found my new addiction, of which is very hard to feed, because he takes ten years to write. #sob sob#

    Mike please go on facebook and accept Nopinkie before i die

  54. wow, can’t wait for the next chapters. I think this would make a great movie(cinema featured) and would sell worldwide

  55. Oh wow. I’m constantly checking if u have put up a new chapter. I’m hooked. You are killing me here. Pls upload one soon. Or two….or three…..or

  56. Tjoo, I am never addicted to anything but this. Great work, impressive. Ps : I have withdrawal symptoms when I don’t find a new chapter.

  57. Hi Nkululeko,
    I’ve been trying to locate you on Facebook in vain. You are a talented writer,I have a proposition for you.
    Please contact me.


  58. Inene bhut’Mike you remind me way way back when my gran would tell us beautiful stories that would keep us smiling for weeks……loving this.
    Wena you are the giver of fun through your writing and the Prince from a fairytale…………….

    So, now that i am done with the compliments – when are you going to get off that couch back to your study and write something. i don’t wanna drink my sorrows away no more but i have discovered how to read them away – lol
    suspense killing me

  59. For sum funny/awkward reasons that I don’t know, I wish Thandeka exist so I could meet her in person lols, this girl wa di bona..

    Now she has to share a flat with Benny the Ben 10

    Otherwise, @Mr Mike u doin great work, big up!

  60. yoh i can see a salavia drop 4rm ben 10 2 move in with Thandeka……..mara de waiting is toturing me braa.

  61. My God!!!! I have never been so hocked!!!!! Anxiously waiting for Ch 57!!!!! Kodwa Thandeka always at the wrong place at the wrong time!! #I’M HOCKED#

  62. This girl!….my friend had sent me the link to your diary and in the last week i have grown super hooked and personally i find it WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY better than Fifty Shades of Grey this is more like Sixty Shades of all possible fuckery that can take place in Mzansi…..your truly gifted I love your work…..and as for N uyaphapha shem there is no way two queens can share a castle and pity yena she was renting it nyalo she was reminded that as much as there is nothing more dangerous than new pussy there is nothing more consistent than a woman whom has earned her place in a mans life……

    Cant wait for your next chapter and please can we just but not wait forever….#I’mjussaying

  63. Bakithi ngizophelelwa umsebenzi ayisekho enye into engiyenzayo ngaphandle kokufunda the Diary needles to say I am a Zulu woman from eShowe living in CPT. I am so enjoying this blog so much….my iPad is forever on. Well done.

  64. Nice work sir.
    Please check your spelling and your grammer as we have to figure out what it is your trying to say in some passages/sentences.

    May I please have Ayanda’s numbers!Pls!I love that woman!

  65. You just made my trip back home :) gosh I’ve beeeen waiting for this chapter! Thanks man, can’t wait to see what Benny and Thandeka get up to hahahaha.

  66. I feel as though yuh neglecting you’re normal blog with Confessions..#NoOffence buh i got used to “Zulu girl goes to JHB”…we need more of that……………………………………………………….PS: isn’t there a way you can notify us when you update any latest chapters

  67. Mike where are you??? I am patiently waiting for the next Chapters… but my patience is getting thin manje…. Lol, hawe ma!!!! Please Mike, fast forward that other project please, but don’t leave us hanging kanje. Please… Ibuhlungu lento oyenzayo yazi….

  68. You have either spent countless hours observing the female Jozi students or you have a current female friend in Jozi who is leading a very interesting life.

    I must say I have personally witnessed events such as the ones you explained in your blog!

    Mothers, Fathers parental guardians!!!!! please check up more on your sons and daughters. Joburg is IINDEED a concrete jungle and will definitely MAKE or BREAK your children.

  69. Iyoo Motho..I fail to believe that a male individual wrote this .I understand that yes males do look n know these things but u need to be in some situations in to fully express da feelin n u tell it like u’ve been there before which doesn’t make sense cos u’re a guy…wow imoressed!!!!keep up da good job!!!

  70. Your story is so touching and sofa edge gripping,everytime I start a chapter I have butterflies and when I finish my heart just sinks,its amazing that such a striking resemblence to many female students in joburg can be written by a man,your story is amazing and deserves a platform in tv!big ups!!!:-)

  71. Thanks for the read. Waiting patiently for the next chapter. Its weekend and I’m bored. Were can I get a book. I wanna have it and for my nieces coz hai ba ya phapha. I think this book will teach them a thing or two. Addicted reader

  72. Michael hoe dare you reply to comments??? Stop chatting to the people and type and post those chapters…. We are quite a few ladies here at work that can do some serious damage :):):)

  73. FB still says there’s no such person on FB.

    Looooove ur work, u r gifted, I cud swear a woman wrote this

  74. mxm m tied of waiting 4 more chapters let m save maself frm more heartache & stop reading this blog…#crying :(

  75. Wow m so hooked its not even funny. Thanx 4 da wonderful work n da effort u tuk 2 write this I mean its a real eye opener 4 teens n young adults wow imagine if ther was a tv series of ds wow dat wud win a oscar award lol. Thanx man.

  76. Hhaybo njalo Mike, irongo lento oyenzayo yazi??? Ngicela ungangimosheli iweekend yami, please… why vele, Usenza kanje??? Unesono weO!!! Breaking so many hearts @ once… Sleeping with a broken heart #sadface#

  77. I hv been checking chapter 57. Mr Mike I’m addicted plz I’m now shaking lyk an alcoholics yet I’m readaholic. Plz plz plz dnt tk long bcuz dis is my nyaope

  78. I don’t think Thandeka is gonna change as in yet its still early & she’s enjoying the money she’s getting. Once you go that route the chances of her changing are very slim.

  79. Bathong kea diega! Please take out chapter 57. And the N girl who drank jik is the one for confessions I hope. Super stoked waiting for next chapter ke shwaga shwaga pelo.

  80. Mike- mntana wabantu just take a break if u need one, we can’t write and yet enjoy ur reads…..peeps please stop complaining about grammar and sorts of nonsense and give credit when its due .Yekani umona bantu basemzantsi xa esenza into entle omnye umntana…but bra never STOP” CAN’T WAIT”57 God BleSs YOU BRA!!!

  81. I hv a Zulu girl site page always open on my iPad so I can consistently check for new updates every second, dats how addicted I am. As 4 confessions well, it’s ohk bt I feel like its more for the younger readers. Pls don’t take so long to write de next chapter plzzz I’m anxiously waiting for it.

  82. Wooow yuh oko keh ndibalisela u makazi she is even reading your diary n printing out every page.yuh kodwa uphi u chapter 57 great writing dear

  83. Lol Thandeka loves money just like me but I’m not sure about the extent to which I’d go to get it…I can’t wait till Ben10 moves in *happydance!lol I love Benny <3

  84. Eish u are too much!!!! Totally addicted and you got a huge following here in Zimbabwe!! Siyakuthanda,ndiwe uneyese!! Loosely translated ,u tha bomb….ok old school but am sure u get it! Keep doing ur thing,can’t wait for the rest!

  85. I think every parent should read this ,I’m a varsity student myself and such things happen unfortunately girls getting caught up in such situations ,its sad .when I say this its not in a judgmental I say it with a heavy heart

  86. OMG I love your work I am so addicted I can’t sleep without reading a chapter. Thandeka on the other hand realy needs some time to sort her life out….Can’t wait for chapter 57!

  87. Mike if I die of suspense it’ll b on ur hands……I’m waiting n dying fo d next chapter plllllllsssssssssss…..pls pls

  88. Look man, your story is dope. I do love to believe since you now using a website not a blog you getting money. But I don’t believe the money you getting is enough for your story why don’t you get it visualised? Think of this strongly. By the way drop chapter 57 we waiting

  89. Luv Ur work bro!pls don’t b discouraged by the negative comments.stick to Ur angle or else it’ll b boring.
    Much luv,keep it up.

  90. Ha Micheal, only one chapter for weeked. Why don’t u write a biography so we can buy the book coz the waiting is painful I must say. Especially the Diary of a Zulu girl. The confession of a sugar daddy is not that nice or maybe is because u haven’t got into details but the Diary of a zulu girl its a hit. Please keep writting, the waiting is really killing me and I bet if there was a book, I would have got it by now. Its like. Reading fifty shades of grey. Very addictive

  91. Yoh yoh tjo! It gets better and better I’m so hooked on both Confessions and Zulu within a day and a half I’m done and hungryy for chap 8 and 57 yho shame Thandeka seems to attract trouble. She must get her life in order before going home in a coffin. When is she going for HIV/AIDS test? She better go hey ha.a yhoo!

  92. Ooph This Is My 1st Time Commenting, I Must Say I’m Really Impressed & Intruiged By This Read, I’m Not Much Of A Reader Buh Damn This Really Triggered My Attention. Props Yeh Keep Up The Good Work.

  93. It is true when they say'”substitute an old habbit with a new one”… I’ve become a “boring” person cause I’m so hooked I rarely go clubing anymore with my friends ngoba I read now and follow these stories… as for Thandeka IT love her to bit! K is somehow like me…thanks for the creative and entertaining writing!!!!

  94. Hi Mike I’ve been following your two blogs (DOZG&confessions)for a while now. I find both your lead characters very easy to relate to… I feel drawn to Thandeka’s character especially- I hope u get to read this&give me the chance to audition for the role.

  95. I keep reading about grammar and proof reading here O_o.. Uhm! When you’re writing a diary entry do worry about all of that, coz phela you’re to emotionally involved spilling your guts on a piece of paper to worry about… The writer is tryna make personal as if you’re really going through someones diary, the style is informal… Let’s worry about the stroy line and forget the grammar #too many teacher marking an english essay u_u

  96. Aggggg bantu….dnt put so much pressure on him, he still has to do all the other things he did before the blog… much pressure will compromise the quality

    gr8 wek Mike

    A tv series wud really b nice.

  97. What a good read. I’m so hooked it’s not funny at all. Plz donkeep me in suspence try to upload your chapters quick. What’s your thought of publishing this? Your material is good and eye opener..

  98. More of this I want and I’m sure all ov us just can’t get enuf..aaaah…epic indeed****itewate thandeka!!!

  99. Dear Blogger

    Its Sunday, 19th May 2013, 09h45 and I am at work and been here for nearly two hours already. To give you a bit of background I am a senior events coordinator at a rather popular venue in JHB and I am working today as we are hosting one of the largest family exhibitions in Africa.

    I am telling you this as its important since I had very little sleep last night. I only officially started reading your blog on Friday after my friend insisted that I get cracking with the read. We had heard of the blog through an acquaintance whilst having a girl’s night and I just hadn’t had the opportunity to get going.

    During my break on Friday I decided to give it a bash. Since then every spare moment that I had I found myself online reading. Last night while the BF went out to play soccer was the perfect opportunity to continue with my read. He had returned from soccer a few hours later and I while I knew he was present I hadn’t paid him much attention (which proved to me a major challenge when I awoke for work today as this meant we were not going to spend time together today either. I left a very unhappy BF at home).

    My eyes feel sandy and tired due to the lack of sleep, as I found myself finishing your blog in the early hours of the morning and couldn’t sleep much thereafter.

    I have to admit there are very few things in this world that could keep me from my sleep and I promise you reading is not one of them. It’s been years since I last had any reading material that had me this gripped. Honestly speaking the only other book that had me this gripped was the ”Princess” which was a non-fiction booked based on the life of a Saudi Royal Princess and what happens behind the palace walls. I read this flat out on the beach in Cape Town one “afternoon”.

    So with this said I give you major kudu’s for being able to grip me in the fashion that you had.

    Your writing style is fantastic!!! It just flows and is easy to follow. I enjoyed the read thoroughly and look forward to the series you mentioned which is to follow.

    I have to give you credit for the look and layout of the blog as well. Few people get this right. One thing I would do differently though is have the chapters follow chronologically. It’s just easier to navigate that way.

    Lastly, I would ensure that some of the grammar is corrected before uploading. But I am told this may be deliberate since the character is from KZN and constantly makes reference to her challenge with the English language. I also understand you scribe this blog from your handset so its to be understood as well:-).

    In conclusion I would like to thank you for a fantastic read and I look forward to your upcoming work. I hope I am able to rekindle the love lost last night with my BF due to your blog. Or else I may have to go in search of the once upon a time Thandeka in me. All the best with your future endeavours.

    P.S. I find it difficult to believe that a man could write so well from a female perspective and having a high tea with you and a few of my friends would be great. It would be interesting to understand how you gained such great insight into the female psyche. Feel free to advise if you are able to join and I will arrange accordingly.

    If this makes any difference we are all over 30 so I’m sure you may find meeting us and hearing some of our tales of our 20’s as interesting. .

      1. Dear Blogger

        Thank you for your speedy response.

        Would you kindly inbox me your email addy so I can arrange the meet. Alternately I can follow you on twitter and you me and direct message you.

        Looking forward to the meet.

        Warm regards,

  100. Mike the wait is killing me man! I tell I’ve been dying to read/buy a book and this was my answer you’re really good and I can’t wait to see where this adventure will end.

  101. This can not be the last chapter,please tell me its not. What happens next? Why is P there? And does the aunt really know N’s parents?

  102. Wow!!!! This is awesome, u know when u read a storyline & characters come alive in ur head & the story unfolds perfectly!!! Can’t wait to chapter 57

  103. Mike I hope you’re gonna be python enough, I mean man enough and tell us if there’s no chapter 57 and that we’ll catch the rest on TV. Yes it will hurt harder than being dumped off the car, at the highway after a quarrel but at least I won’t wait for the unknown. I will take the next ride. Good night. #angry@Mike#

  104. Just out of interest….how many chapters are going to be here, coz I don’t wanna start reading the other story before finishing this one. Eager to see the end!

  105. Hi there I personally believe this is not TV material…its ideal for a novel, its the perfect read ,The narrative is very descriptive and it speaks to the mind quite vividly , already you get that perfect screen play in your mind and well to me that’s perfect enough .now with TV you’re faced with a possibility of bad production :not pleasing the imagination of the readers but yet again that’s a chance you can take . I say PUBLISH IT ,THE BOOK STORES WILL BE FLOCKED. This novel is so flexible it can go international baybay.

    I mean I read all the chapters in one day and I’m not such a fan for this type of read but hey…I got glued!!!!!!

    So bigups!!!!!

  106. So…a little birdie told me that the channel that commissioned DOAZG to be a TV series has asked you to stop posting the chapters online so that they can have more viewers when the whole story is flighted…hhhmmmm – I am in this industry and my birdie is a very very reliable source.

    I must say if that is true (which I think it is…considering how you suddenly stopped writing this story), then that is disappointing hey…not every body has a DStv phela.

    If I was you, I’d do a bit of a research on viewership of the potential channel that’s going to flight this story vs. gender/race/LSM ratings of the people who read this current blog…DS might mean more money but less of the people reading your blog will have access to the story (ever wondered why THE WILD didn’t do so good on DS? I mean, it was a great storyline, huge budget was thrown into it, plus most of the cast was well-known talented actors…majority of the viewers on that channel are white and they don’t necessarily watch our kind of stories…they just don’t relate bro)- just “putting it out there”.

    A small part of my heart is hoping that Birdie was wrong and that you will continue sharing Thandie’s story with us.


  107. Aaaai! u r gftd ntate evn my 14yrz old son is hukd, hz lyk bt mom do dez reali hpn out der or its jst a story? so mrena ke go rolela hutshe, Id evn sgst u use new upcmin actrz n actressez 4 it 2 be mr intrstn. Big upz bro kana hu is de chubby chick 1 der? wdnt mind plyin hr. Lol!!

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  109. My varsity years was nothing like what you experienced but I still think you are a phenomenon writer and an excellent story teller, I can’t get enough of your work. I am eagerly waiting for your next chapter, I love your work

  110. Yhooo this is so much interesting and addictive…… Impatiently waiting 4 57. What’s this thing of confessions tell pls. Wanna read too.

  111. udinga umuthi wokugquna straight uThandeka akhiphe ishobolo….bamubelithise imbuzi emhlophe ….uzoba right emva kwalokho….akekho umuntu onamabhadi kanje

  112. I can’t remember the last time I completed a reading. I thank you for reawakening the reader in me, much appreciated. This is much better than Generations and Muvhango on SABC1 and SABC2 respectively.

    I can’t wait for a TV series on this phenomenal story, and I’d gladly accept to play the role of a dead cop 😉

  113. Ai Mike Man, u 2 good shame.. U gt me all hooked, I jus can’t get enough.. Plz when the story hit the Screen neh, let it be new faces not the ones we know already.. Keep writing and writing and writing..

  114. I cnt put my phone down, cn relate 2 sum of. Her stories, its so weird how mst of us wen we in varsity we almst go thru da same experiencesss YooHhhhhhh i fil like im in the story cnt wait for the nxt chapter!!

  115. Guys, stop saying he must proof read. This is a DIARY. When you write in your diary, do you make 100% certain that grammar and spelling is on point? No. Mike is an educated guy, I am positive he can write perfectly well. The misspelling and grammar is probably to make it more relatable.

    #Don’t bite my head off :)

  116. Bad idea U n Benny in one roof.. Bt interesting, I’m hooked I’ve been in bed since morning reading I only went out to take a bath..loving it n I’m learning

  117. I searched and searched still can’t find you…love love love ur work…keep it coming…can’t sleep…I’m fresh outa hospital and my mom keeps shouting that I need to rest but I just can’t shem…so pls give the right contact toe

  118. All I can say to u is that u r more than good Mike. Oko ndiyishumayela levangeli espan ndinikeza abantu le link ndisithi mabafunde…oqalileyo akayeki. Its amazing hw addictive this is. Andisalali, I am hooked. Or let me say its my new obsessions my kids r even complaining now.

  119. Wooow! Its been a week reading this,its very addictive. Got my friends saying they’ll unfriend me for always being on my phone and ignoring them. I love this

  120. Tjooo! Chapter 57 pls I’m hooked. Cnt put my fone dwn!! Keep up the gud work. Thandie its high tym u get u acts ryt….!!!

  121. Jah Thandeka its like u are possessed, Bakuloyile shame wena kwaaaa #efa yinsini kulunga manje kubheda manje lakuwe

  122. Take what you can and give nothing back right!!! so Thandeka you didnt mention how much was the money you have given by G

  123. hmmmm mike u such a pro dear….good writtin n plz dnt tyk long to publish hey………he he he i wonder wat s python doin there #shocked,,,, 57

  124. Aaaaa aaaa guys don’t spoil the confession 4 us who have not read it maaaan:d
    Tjo tjo can’t wait 4 Z next chapter

  125. I hav fallen hook, line & sinker for this read. Thnx dude. Thandie & her Ben 10 living alone under one roof…mmmmmm

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