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Isithembiso Motherless

24 August 2017
Is 'mom' the word or should Banzi just stay mum?
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Home is the place where your mother is and where she raised you. This sadly, is an ideal. The reality is sobering and often a tough pill to swallow. We’re living in a world more and more child-headed households and grand parents taking up the role of parents. The world as some know it is a lonely place to be. A daily reminder of the life without a mother or a father.

Simi was raised by her grand mother after her own mom left for the shops one day and never came back.

She has decided to take advantage of the opportunity to find her mom in Joburg. She has also decided to enlist the help of Banzi Motaung, since he’s already been such help and all…

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But we were never ready for the day we finally met Thuli Ngema. Found high and pie-eyed on a bed of problems in makeshift motel room was Simi’s biological mom.

One can help but wonder what might be in it for Banzi. Is helping Simi truly an innocent act of kindness? Is Thuli in any state to meet Simi? Will she even want to? What does Banzi get out of the whole deal?

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