All Sipho wants to do is fit in at his new school. So far, his only friend is Gloria, the daughter of one of the school’s cleaners, Agnes. When some Grade 11 boys promise Sipho friendship, he leaps at the chance to join their ‘cool’ crew. Gloria and Agnes both warn him off the boys, saying that they are dangerous. But Sipho doesn’t listen…
This story is also available in Afrikaans: Die Skoonmaker.
This is the twelfth story in FunDza’s ‘Rights’ series. Click here to see the other stories in this special series. Find out more about the right to human dignity with this handbook.