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I long to have enough money to pay someone to bully me in my own home

Bring back the good old-fashioned housekeeper

27 June 2021 - 00:02 By and ndumiso ngcobo

The year is 1976. Unit 1 North, Mpumalanga Township, Hammarsdale. Around midnight, a school teacher parks his Toyota Corola in his yard on an icy winter night. He is singing quite loudly, in the old-fashioned African custom, to warn any illicit lover who might be in his bed that the man of the house is back. He's had more than a few at Sis' Olga's shebeen. He tries to open his door with his keys - and realises that the metal door of his matchbox house is bolted from the inside...

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