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Okahandja Park (part 5)

Mon, 11 March 2013 04:35
by Wonder Guchu
Columns

Kaloi is standing by Pandu’s shack door. Pandu is a self-proclaimed prophet
Kaloi
 How are you Pandu?
Pandu
Whose child are you?
Kaloi
I am Meme Mariana’s daughter.
Pandu
Meme Mariana? Which one is that?
Kaloi
You don’t know my mother?
Pandu
Who is she?
Kaloi
We stay down the street near the fruit stalls.
Pandu
Ho o I see. That bitch.
Kaloi
You lie. My mother is not a bitch.
Pandu
Where is your father?
Kaloi
I don’t have one father. There are many.
Pandu
(Laughs)
These children (shakes his head). They have no respect.
Kaloi
What did you say?
Pandu
How can you have more than one father?
Kaloi
You don’t know? So you telling me that you have one father? (she laughs)
Pandu
(looks at Kaloi)
How is that?
Kaloi
You don’t know Tangeni? You don’t know William? You don’t know Alfeus?
Pandu
So which one is your father now?
Kaloi
All of them. They come to sleep with my mother. Sometimes I pretend to be sleeping but I peep through a corner of a blanket.
Pandu
(laughs)
What do you see?
Kaloi
(looks around)
You want to know? My mother will beat me if I tell you.
Pandu
I won’t tell. What do you see?
Kaloi
My mother cries when Alfeus comes to sleep home.
Pandu
Why?
Kaloi
They dance under the blankets and then mother cries later.
Pandu
You will be like your mother when you grow up.
Kaloi
Why not? She is my mother.
Pandu
So you want to have many husbands?
Kaloi
Is there anything wrong?
Pandu
That’s prostitution.
Kaloi
You lie again.
Meme Mariana
(calls)
Kalo! Kalo!
Kaloi
Mama!
Meme Mariana
Where are you?
(she comes walking towards Pandu’s shack)
What are you doing with my daughter?
Pandu
Who is doing what?
Meme Mariana
Kalo! Come! What are doing there with him?
Kaloi
I am playing mama.
Meme Mariana
Playing with him?
(she points at Pandu)
Pandu
Am I an animal now?
Meme Mariana
(stands facing Pandu)
Pandu
What’s the matter with you?
Meme Mariana
If ever I see you talking to my daughter again . . .
Kaloi
Mama (drags Meme Mariana) let’s go.
Pandu
Did you see me at your house?
Meme Mariana
You have heard me.
(she walks behind Kaloi)
Pandu
Bitches.