Love Wouldn’t Do This To Me – Chapter 3

AUTHOR: Nhlalwenhle Londeka Luthuli

PUBLISHER: FunDza Literacy Trust


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“Now, my girl, take this little bag, breath into it and bring it back to me,” says the sangoma.

Ntombi takes the bag, saying, “Makhosi!” She breaths into it and hands it back.

The sangoma looks into the bag, contemplates for a while. “Hha!” she exclaims and looks at Ntombi. “The ancestors say all is going according to plan. If that girl doesn’t leave that house, the man you want will wring her neck with his bare hands. Do you hear what I’m telling you?”

“Makhosi!” says Ntombi, as she nods.

“It’s only a matter of days before he comes back to you,” says the sangoma. “As I’m talking to you now he is always thinking of you. He can no longer stand the sight of her. Do you understand me?”

“Makhosi!” Ntombi smiles. “But, Makhosi, how will I know when Nobuhle and Sqiniseko finally break up?”

The sangoma frowns. “What are you asking me? Are you doubting my powers? He will come to you. He will come knocking at your door. He hates that other girl so much he can no longer pretend. It’s obvious you used my muthi the proper way. By the end of the month Sqiniseko’s house will be yours.”

Ntombi’s smile runs from ear to ear.

“Here is more muthi.” The sangoma hands Ntombi a parcel wrapped in a page of newspaper. “This you must pour over hot coals, while shouting Sqiniseko’s name. Shout his name three times, and he will come running to your door.”

Ntombi takes the muthi. Glee engulfs her face as she leaves the sangoma’s house. She is overjoyed because she’ll get Sqiniseko back. She was his first girlfriend. It was all roses, until the day Nobuhle arrived at their school. Sqiniseko took one look at Nobuhle and was instantly smitten.


Tell us: What do you think about Ntombi wanting to get back a boyfriend who rejected her for someone else? Do you think what she is doing is justified?

27 Responses

  1. The evil things she’s doing to nobuhle will go back to her

    15 Mar 2017 at 12:22
  2. This become more interesting Ntombi is playing a part of being real woman,who will do anything to get her love one…

    20 Jan 2017 at 00:00
  3. Surely she must face it

    17 Jan 2017 at 12:38
  4. things will be better to her but one day her evil will make her suffer

    Willard phiri
    14 Jan 2017 at 18:59
  5. nontombi is just an evil woman.what she is doing its going to happen on her again

    14 Jan 2017 at 12:54
  6. ntombi’s evil things wiL turn to her…she is a BITCH.

    13 Jan 2017 at 23:36
  7. Evil + evil = death

    This girl NTOMBI will face the consiquences of her dids

    Hanke Nana Chizimba
    13 Jan 2017 at 15:59

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