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Reflections

Freelance Lover

    By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Often times you wonder why people are so crazy about love. You wonder why they pretend like love is the best gift God gave to men when they know it’s not true. You know that very well. You are well into your third decade of life and you can’t get over how people […]

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For the Love of the Game (Finale)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Thabo is helping Zitha get ready to leave hospital after demanding to be discharged early. She insisted on booking herself into a rehabilitation center as soon as possible. This came as a relief to her friends who were still choosing their conversations about drugs carefully as if walking on egg shells. As she did […]

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For the Love of the Game (12)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa “Zitha collapsed again, she’s…” Thabo rushes to Sibongile while the paramedics and nurses fuss over Njabulo. Puleng remains where she was standing with Thabo. “On my God Tee! Can this day be any worse?” Sibongile says softly as she allows herself to be dragged by Thabo towards the ward where Zitha is. She pauses […]

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For the Love of the Game (11)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me to pastures righteous…” Puleng silently prays as she fumbles with the beads she keeps around her left arm. She gets lost in the prayer for some time and decides to start afresh. “The Lord […]

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For the Love of the Game (10)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa “Njabulo” she whispers again, this time accompanied by sobs. “Njabulo come on wake up” she is crying now but Njabulo isn’t moving. Sibongile takes her phone from her bag and tries calling Christopher but there isn’t any signal in the area. She curses and gently gets out of the car and crawls towards the […]

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For the Love of the Game (9)

    By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Thabo Madlala, popularly known as Tee, is what you’d call a real play boy. He is easy going and bubbly–an absolute pleasure to have around. Zitha recently discovered this and they’ve been the best of buddies lately – if you can put it that way. Tee and Zitha met at the club celebration […]

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For the Love of the Game (8)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa “If you weren’t already married I’d say marry her son, such a beauty!” Jokes the old woman who has been the sweetest host since their arrival. Sibongile blushes while Njabulo laughs out loud. The Rock scans Sibongile up and down as he says; “Son, are you really going around with a beautiful woman like […]

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