Sipho Pienaar Samuel Oupa “King Diamond” Malapane

Birth And Early Life cont...

Now all these are abilities which would disappear as life progressed. When I went to school, I had no more of these abilities. And my mother had also quit. Yet some time in life she would help people until we all got converted into the good Christian faith later in life. Even prior to being a Christian, I always had a deep passion for Christ. I had many dreams in which I would see him rescue me or my family from the jaws of evil. However, I acknowledge that in later times of my teenage life, I became so ruthless and literally cruel, I would qualify to be the next devil himself. But then, thanks God, his grace hath always been stronger in the stings of my heart.

However, by this time of schooling, in 1985 we had already relocated to Mabopane, 1340 Block “U” in Mabopane from Winterveldt, which relocation we did in summer 1983.

 

One of the passions of youth I never had the taste of part of ways with, until to this day, is the fond for wild pets. When I was still at kindred age, I petted two snakes, at our grandparents’. There used to have a bin, which was to save rainwater, so I put then in there hoping they will grow. On the next day, they were not there and it was impossible that they would creep out on their own. Until this day, no one knows where they went. We had a neighbour who was seemingly interested in them, so, we grew to believe they stole them.

This wild passion grew from height of zenith to heights of peaks, as I would – even when our family had relocated to Mabopane, 1340 Block U from Winterveldt in 1984 – capture birds and strange animals of assorted kinds, including water creatures. This made people to believe I would eventually be a vet or a scientific doctor. But the line of life was bound to be different. When we first came to Block U, there was no running water routed to our homes so we would fetch water as we did in Winterveldt. So every time my Uncle Sunsocia or Mom would fetch household water, I too would fetch my own water! When ever did they gardening even if be my father, I would also do my little garden and on it, put all sorts of plants, from grass to vegetables.

On other of my active interests was the like of invention. Year by year I would invent mechanical/ scientific toys and traps to catch more of wild animals. A practice I lingered until I was out of middle school. In high school, I had one that even lasted beyond the ages and that was that of petting wild doves. By This day, my father had long left the family, at least it had been two years already.

Anyhow, when I was in standard eight – as we called them by then, compared to grades of today – I had about eight of these doves. One day we woke up to find the heavy cage of the doves moved. The material used to construct the cage was too heavy to can be lift up by an animal more so that which had no hands. The cage, which I would also use as the snare to catch lovelies of the sky, was on one side placed on bricks from its normal position. The only portion of what used to be the doves where several feet and feathers, railing to a neighbour. However, there was no blood in any spot!

 

One thing I lacked was violent courage when I was still a kid in primary so I got exposed to being bullied! But that, too, came to cease when the true pavilion of Mkhuzelwa’s creed in me revived the bolder me in later years and I stood my ground even against the thundering of foes. Even during my cowardly years, I never lost a fight! Once when I was attacked by a gang, but then, I was brave and in high school. Even to that, I never bruised and since then, worse did follow my attackers, one way or the other. To note, Shaka  Zulu has  always been a wonderfull part of my courageous inspiration.

Not that these events were stranger to me, since, when I was about four years old, when we were living in August (Winterveldt). There was this security guard who worked at the shops near our home on night shifts. Now, this old man had a very loyal dog, which was his partner. He would from time to time come to visit us. As it had always been the case that my home was always welcoming to people – even strangers to this day, my mom got to be fondly known as “Mawe” meaning “Mom” as an expression used to call a mother in need/ want. Now, on a certain day, the man came to visit us and I then warned him that if he went to work that evening, he would be killed by thieves and his dog would be stabbed on the neck. The man would not believe me, even when he was assured by my grown ups that I had accurate spiritual oversight. He went to work despite the advice and by the next morning, it had all happened as is.

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