Rumblings – Chapter Thirteen

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I am an African I know and at no point am I denying my heritage. However and I will stand by this, why is it some South African dead beat men are only allowed to stand for you where there is a financial reward for them and alcohol of course? I must say the thought of uncles who had nothing to do with your raising getting a piece of your lobola really irks me. My mother who was a single mother at some point had had to go hungry trying to raise us. When she went to ask my so called uncles for help not one had lifted a finger to help and instead they made her seem like a pariah! To her credit the moment she saw that they were not playing their part she toughened up and did it alone. I was therefore very shocked for her to want them to get my damages let alone let them near us again. Men have it easy really. Much as I had differences with my mother all my lobola should go to her since she was a single mother not this rubbish. Now that they could see we were being successful all of a sudden we were worthy of them? What the hell?


I said defiantly

“Malume Lunga is not getting any cent from us!”

Malume Lunga was one of those self righteous pricks and my father’s older brother. He was as judgemental as he was stubborn and the patriarch of my father’s family. He is the one who had refused to help us and I am certain he was the one who woild represent the family in lobola. Hell no. I wanted nothing to go to him. I crossed my arms across my chest. African women are often blackmailed into submission by things like either religion or ancestors! In this case it was ancestors and if she dared mention them I was going to ask her what his ancestors said about being raised by a single mother because your father was a drunk that preferred alcohol to his family. I did not have daddy issues at all but you can’t reward useless!

My mother explained to me yet again why it needed to be done as she did not want her bad omens to also come to me or her granddaughter. This was the first time my mother acknowledged my unborn baby as being part of her family but at this point, in this occasion it somehow felt like a low blow of some sort. Where was she the last six seven months when my body went through changes I needed an adult to help me understand. She cannot play that card on me, no, that was not fair!

On the other hand, in the spirit of honesty, to be fair I cannot fully say that my fear was because of just this. My mother wanted me to bring up damages to Mudenda who was not only cheating but on the verge of breaking up with me. I was going to scare him away that’s for certain because our relationship was at a genuine crossroads. Mudenda was an honorable man usually, calm and cultured but was he not calm and cultured when he was fucking Zama! This was so confusing. I wanted my family back in my life but I felt if I told them that Mudenda and I were on the verge of break up I would just give my mother more ammunition to be self righteous about men. I begrudgingly agreed and told them I will discuss with him.

My mother started crying saying that of all the kids in the world that God could have given her why us. She said she was so disappointed in the both of us because my older sister had achieved nothing with her life, and I was already popping babies before I had a life. Again that cut deep. We embarrassed her. My sister who was by now so used to this talk didn’t seem to mind and instead was chatting on her phone. My mother used to slap her back in the day but now she was too old to beat. She was so rude. I as I was not used to being on this end immediately apologized but that seemed to give her more room to complain. She said she had pinned her hopes on me to take care of everyone someday but at this rate she was scared for us. That lecture went on for about an hour and every now and again she would snap at my sister to pay attention but my sister would switch off two minutes after that. It was in fact all in all a horrible visit. When they left I was relieved to say the least because at the very least I was alone.

The evening was quiet. I was to scared to call Mudenda because I feared he would say I was pushing him but the way I wanted to do it so badly. I would pick up my phone and look at it then stop myself from doing it. I would go onto whatsapp to check when last he was online but it showed he had not been online all day. Eventually he called me. I was so happy but I tried very hard not to sound it. He said he was outside I should come hold the door for him. Our security door was tricky so when you are carrying things it tends to be a hustle. When I got to his car he had done grocery shopping etc. That was the Mudenda I had fallen in love with, one who was thoughtful and understanding.

I was not sure though if I should bring up the damages story now. With South African men, 99% of the time it’s you the woman who has to negotiate yet with him to see that it’s time to pop the question otherwise these fools will wait for Jesus to come back before they can initiate it!

Three times his phone rang and three times he went to the bathroom to answer it! Mudenda never did that before!

Should I confront him?

*****The End*****

Michael Nkululeko Maphoto

Good Morning
Thank you very much for the support yesterday. I am humbled yet again and God Bless. Xolani asked why not another premium service but unfortunately it’s too expensive to maintain as not too many were keen on subscribing to the first one. Legal expense wise I am covered thank you and I am certain we will win this one too. I will keep you updated. There are people out there that try and take whats not theirs but thats how life is. I am stronger for it.

Thank You

Mike Maphoto

Hi Mr Mike

I would first like to thank you for giving us a platform to share our problems, and also thanks to all the readers who positively help others
When one of the readers came up with a suggestion of a party we were all excited coz some of us wants to see this Jackzoro character. What happened to that idea???????


I am a girl , 22yrs of age. I know this may be out of line or maybe desrespecting my elders as I am just a little girl. This is not really a problem, but something that some of us (readers) are interested in. Could you please, please, please and PRETTY please ask Mr Jackzoro to post his picture…we just want to see his face. Some of us before we comment we first go through all the comments just to see if Jackzoro has commented. We know its impossible to ask him to post contact details, Can we please at least see his face???????????? We are dying to see your face my brother.

I sincerely apologies if this came out as an insult to you,

Khawenze tana sikubone, oohh yhini??
Ndinxanelwe ukubona nje ngeliso lenyama??

I hopefully pray that my request be granted (fingers crossed)

Heartfelt Greetings and Bountiful Blessings to all of you this Christmas . I LOVE YOU ALL.

Thank You.


59 thoughts on “Rumblings – Chapter Thirteen

  1. Mike it suppose 2 be Memoirs 2day 🙁 do u know how long I have been waiting 4 it , was sad yesterday was a public holiday and u couldn’t post it and now today again it Rumbling, hope u will post memoirs twice then

  2. So sorry to hear about your legal problems. Hope it all works out. You can’t keep a good brother down and we are waiting to buy . Why not publish all the books as e-books since people wanna steal Thandeka’s limelight, Confessions, Memoirs and Missteps seem ready to be books and stuff.

  3. thank u ,faith is sooooo stupid methanda she shudnt even be asking mudenda for the damages vele he must pay them akancengwa

    am i missing something Mike said something about lawyers and winning,what happened?someone stole the diary?

  4. Lol Baby P. Jackzorro really sounds interesting hey. I wanna meet him too.

    Mudenda is behaving like a bastard. Or maybe he’s planning a baby shower for Faith? Hmmm…

  5. Mikeesto Mikeesto Mikeesto LOL, how you gonna post that bruh?!! LOL! Put a man on the spot like that bro.

    I thought I was getting Memoirs, long since our last holiday break in chapter sequence. But Thanks Mikeesto for the daily dose.

    To answer the request of today’s letter and of two days ago from multiple fellow readers, I’m not photogenic, so I don’t normally take pics of myself, infact I don’t at all LOL!
    Will send something to Mike before Christmas and hopefully you will like 🙂

    I’m flattered by all this love ya’ll are showing me , you making this darkie blush…..

    Safe holidays to all:)

  6. Hey guys,dankie Mike mhh morning dose,hai ke indaba kanti jackzorro yona.waiting patiently for his comments on the special request

  7. morning all.
    it all depends on how one handles himself, i love the arrogance in Jackzorro character calls spade a spade not a fork. love it i always laugh yep.
    kip it lots bro, maybe u can be my Ben 10* hiding*


  8. Tnx mike, bt was looking foward to reading Memories tdy as it was a holiday yesterday, pls post these 2 chapter tmorw….. BabyP u r ryt gal I wud lyk to c jackz, his alway on point n knw wat to say….. Pls post ur pic

  9. Thanks Mike.
    Feel so sorry for Faith, know the pain first hand of trying to make a relationship work. You try and look the other way, with tears in your eyes… Kunzima sisi.

    Jackzorro – no comment…

  10. Thank once more Mike for always giving us what some of us cannot live without. I also thought it was going to be Mxolisi today, but then its fine.

    I’m one of those who wud love to see you Jackzoro. See what I mean when I say this platform has done more than bring us together as readers Mike, u have seriously created something here broer and please dnt be disuaded by those who r trying to steal from u. We love u as your fans.
    Blessed day to all the readers

  11. Wow its been a while since i commented but i just want to make sure that Jackzorro doesnt send us a nude pic cos he is that arrogant lol. But love wat he says whenever he comments. Thnks Mike for a great read

  12. Thanks abuti Mike.
    Shame man I feel so sorry for faith,she’s stressing a lot this is not good for the baby at all.

    Lol I’ve always said this, Jackzorro ke bosso. Hope to see that selfie soon can’t wait 🙂 hope I don’t start crushing on yah .

  13. Thanx Mikeestoo for the daily dose. Keep strong with ur life hurdles. Clearly you are doing something right if people wanna do what u are doing but now going on about it the wrong way.

    Oohhh Jackzoorro my Jackzorroo.. I must say I’m a fan as well. Would love to put a face to this witty guy.

    I hardly comment but with this christmas wish, lol I just had to

  14. Thanks Mike n poor Faith nids a new man period

    Ds is the first tym I’m commenting n ds letter has forced me to say sumthg….oh how I wish to c my jackzorro n I’m hoping we get a picture

  15. Eh jackzorro send that one pic u saved to be in ur obituary one day lol we wanna see u tata, u cant give it to us so gud and expct us not to want the full package lol whatever it is we appreciate

  16. Hello DOAZG Family! 2dayz letter n commments r killing me. Lol Lol Lol aiy niyahlekisa iStru, seconded Bhut Mike…..I’d lyk 2 c Jackzoroo lollll. Without this blog aiy my lyf z a mess. Happy Festive Season to Our Mike, His Family and the Fellow Readers at large, Muched love, KZN Girl

  17. ah Jackzoroo i am picturing ur face already iyho …ur comments kill me …u dont beat behind the bush baba ur just on point …my 1st time commenting lol i just had to

  18. Thanx Mike for the great read but I was expecting Memoirs today either way still got my daily dose…..
    Faith really needs to get real firstly nje the uncles will only be there to represent the family as tradition requires so but her Mom can have all the money and not share it with the uncles…. And ofcos Mudenda must pay she doesn’t have to beg him on that one its tradition and the right thing to do….

  19. Bhuti Mike you are going to win that case and claim whats yours.

    Thank you Jackzorro for agreeing to post your picture. Please fellow readers please don’t ask for his contacts or stalk him on the street remember he is taken. Please apologise on our behalf to your partner, we are just fans and have become one big family.

  20. BabyP you not the only one ey! I also wanna see this Jackzorro guy ! Everytime I go through the comments I just wanna see if he commented or not I’ve even came up with a face for him lol

  21. Thank u Mikey. May u and yo loved ones have blessed holidays and safe trip wherever u go. Mike may our Mvelinqangi take care of u and yo family, bless yo mind, hands and everything that u touch. As for Jackzoro 🙂 we love people like u, our God wl keep u so that u can always make His people laugh, worry,kwaad ensovoor…..we can’t wait to c u!!!
    Merry Xmas to u all!!!!

  22. Mike has just confirmed my worst fear. To fall pregnant then suddenly my man dnt love me enough anymore. Ive observed how da next step after a baby is breakup. Johhhh guys, please tell why its always the case

  23. Guys y can’t Faith check on her ex.maybe he can allow the baby n he can act like he fathered the baby n forget mudende wa go ntena.

    Ge nka kopana le yena Mudenda I’m going to strip him naked

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