I am from a place where life is lifeless
A place where the future is futureless
A place where life is miserable

Indawo apho ikamva limfiliba
Indawo apho ikati ilele eziko

A place where blood is shed like running water.
A place where crime is a career.
A place which has turned into a shebeen.

I am from a place which has different cultures – different practises and beliefs.

I am from a place where love turned into hatred
Courage has turned into discouragement
A place where only the fittest survive

I am from a place where single parents play both parents.
I am from a play where witches play God.
A place no one would wish to live in.
A dark scary place full of skollies.

I am from a place called ‘Maholweni’ – Nyanga East