The next time Nomsa and Zodwa are buying kotas, Mkhize gives them a gift. “Wait a minute, I’ve got a surprise for you. Soon I’ll be selling fruit at my shop. Here are some sweet juicy apples to try for free. Please share with your friends.”

The girls are delighted. “Thank you Mr Mkhize!” they say at the same time. They decide to share the apples with Jabu, Tebogo and Scelo, and go to find them in the yard.

Zodwa tells the boys, “Mr Mkhize gave us these apples to share. He wants to sell them at his shop.” Nomsa puts the apples on the bench so that they can all count them. “Well,” says Tebogo, “we can each have an equal number of apples. But there’s one apple left over.”