(At Priska’s Restaurant Zinzi is sitting there waiting for Portia to arrive. Five minutes later Portia arrives wearing a long black coat, black trousers, she’s wrapped her head with a black scarf and she has sunglasses on.)
Portia: Hello my child, (she tries to touch Zinzi’s hand, but Zinzi refuses.) Okay, I understand.
Zinzi: What kind of a mother are you? You kill your own son and then you run away. I had to run to the Peterson’s house for my safety.
Portia: Zinzi, I will never forgive myself for what I did. I loved Lwando with all my heart.
Zinzi: When are you planning Lwando’s funeral?
Portia: (Sigh) You know I can’t do that.
Zinzi: Why not? You want your son to be cremated?
Portia: No, but you know if I come clean I’ll be arrested.
Zinzi: What about James?
Portia: Let James rot in jail, he has done many bad things in the past.
Zinzi: (Confused) What did he do?
Portia: Let’s not talk about that, I came here to tell you something very important.
Zinzi: What is it?
Portia: I think it’s very important that we should honour Lwando’s wish, let’s sell this company once and for all.
Zinzi: What about the Petersons?
Portia: I don’t care about them, anyway I’ve found a buyer.
Zinzi: You already have a buyer?
Portia: Yes, it’s Mr Omotoso Chukwu, a very successful businessman who is also focusing on construction.
Zinzi: For how much?
Portia: (She smiles and whispers) Fifteen million.
Zinzi: (She smiles) Okay, so that means we still have to share with Dineo?
Portia: What? I will never do that. I’ve worked so hard for this. We can go home now I’m tired.
Zinzi: Can I ask you something?
Portia: Anything, dear.
Zinzi: Lwando was a professional lawyer, so, when he dies there is money that we should maybe get from his policies, I don’t know.
Portia: Oh, that, yes, you’re right. Lwando had no wife, had no kids so his money is going to come to his family and that family is me and you.
Zinzi: Ma, can we buy a new house? I don’t want to go back there.
Portia: Okay, it’s fine, but after Lwando’s funeral.
(They leave for home to prepare for Lwando’s funeral.)
Tell us: What do you think of Portia and Nina’s greed?