Sipho Pienaar Samuel Oupa “King Diamond” Malapane

Birth And Early Life cont...

There she grew into a fine girl who worked on a farm. She was not that brilliant but nobody would notice because she was too brave and would night out alone in the darks without fear. When she was 17 years, she would travel on mountains even in dangerous places. Her fear was only for snakes. Between her home and work, she travelled at mornings at about three o clock and came back in the darks. There were no watches so she took time by the passing of a train in the morning and on that she would notice that it was time to go to work. Knock off time at eight o clock in the night she would go home because it was dark. Her wage was to compensate on behalf of his father in that they were living in the farm.

She was ten years when she began working on a farm. During those times, it was a norm to commence work at that age.

At 17 years she herself underwent iQude.

When she was 19 years, Rose met Mkhuzelwa and during that time, Johannes was born. That year she went Smanje (A wedding) to Mkhuzelwa.

On one occasion when she was with Tholiwe – her sister’s first born – they saw a ghost. She saw the ghost at a reasonable distance and quickly distracted Tholiwe not to see by engaging her in a conversation. That it was a ghost, they saw fire when they were meters away. As they neared, the fire died off and there a white man was. At this time, Tholiwe was aware. As they neared, her hair grew firm and questions began rolling in her mind. Taken her father’s old advice that ghost don’t hit, they nevertheless went pass it. After passing, fears then began, in that if the ghost stands up and follow them into the bush, what would happen.  Now because she was also carrying her own baby – Johannes, she decided not to turn and look back. But the younger companion would look back now and then. Rose quickly said “this is Sngalela your uncle who is pulling off a trick on us”. At that they arrived safe at home. On arrival, the actual Sngalela was asleep and on enquiring on his arrival, they said he had been sleeping for some time. Upon narrating the story to her father, her father kept quiet. Early in the morning, her father went to investigate the place and coming back he told them that was a ghost.

 Nevertheless she never stopped travelling at night.

When she was 21 years old and in 1953, she went to her own house. This is that after iSmanje she went back home to await another traditional ceremony to bring her back to Kwendra (staying at her man’s home doing wife chores) this period awaits her house to be finalized at her husband’s residence.

After one and a half year her husband’s cousin Imbikose insulted her and she (Rose) beat her up in that the cousin insults a newlywed Makoti.  Sunnyboy was called in to call her to her mother. From that she had to have her own residence outside the family residence. This is when they left and resided at Mkhuzelwa’s uncle on the father’s side – Willem Somakensi.

Willem Somakensi was a mean and corrupt person. He was corrupt such that twice she would track and trace Rose when she went to the toilet. Sometimes one of the two relative children who were borrowed – Samkiwe would steal maize using a blanket and one day, it spill all the way from the house to her house. The other relative child was Buyaphi.

 

Mkhuzelwa and Mbovana

 

One day when Makensi was undergoing an initiation, Mkhuzelwa fetched Skhakhabe who was Mbovana’s son. He fetched him in questioning as to why he is so clean when every man has stripes that evident participation in the initiation rod fights. So he got him into the initiation’s fight to fight for his manhood. Skhakhaba’s father Mbovana fetched a kierie (a form of a defence walking stick) to beat Mkhuzelwa at the back, aiming at the head. Before this could be in the dots of history, the Abakhethwa – the new men from the initiation rose up and beat Mbovana. Mbovana instead said it was Mkhuzelwa who beat him and Mkhuzelwa said it was not him because if it were him, he would not gang on him. Insisting on it, Mkhuzelwa rose and said “let me beat you for real” and he beat him so much it was as if he was stabbed and striped by a knife this is because they were using fighting rods. Now Mkhuzelwa was a specialist in warfare and battles.

 

 

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