I have been shot at, thrown out of a moving car, beaten senseless I have stared death in the face so many times in my life and like an Eagle I have risen above it all, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get killed by a fast moving truck, never had I thought that our car brakes would fail. This was a new car mind you so there was no way the brakes could be worn out, this was insane and at that moment I realized that there could only be one person who did this, Mthobisi’s mom wanted us dead and this would be the best possible way to do it, tamper with our breaks, which had us exactly where she wanted us and the worst part was this would all just look like an accident and she could pretend to be heartbroken at our funeral while celebrating on the inside.
I closed my eyes and waited for the impact of the collision, I was waiting for a loud band and it was settled in my mind and heart that I was going to meet my maker in a matter of seconds. I waited and waited, the car was still moving but the ride was now bumpy as if we were in a gravel road, I was still waiting for the impact when it happened! It wasn’t as loud as I expected it to be, it was also not as hard as I thought it would be, I expected to be flying out of the window even though I was wearing a seat belt but none of what I expected happened. Eventually I decided to open my eyes, the car had stopped moving but there was no sign of the truck instead there was a big tree in front of us. We sat inside the car in silence for about two minutes, the smoke was coming out from the front of the car, we didn’t care I think we were just shocked at what had just almost happened. I had seen my life flash right in front of my eyes, I kept pinching myself just making sure that I was really alive because this was just too hard to believe.