Mphathi Part 2 by Busisiwe Precious Khumalo
It's a story of forbidden love. A young woman named Thab’sile Ngcobo from a famous wealthy family in Durban finds herself falling in love with a township guy who lives on a hand to mouth budget. His name is Mphathi Samson Mhlongo. He crossed his path with Thabi Ngcobo during a disciplinary hearing. He worked as a cleaner in a cleaning company that was owned by Thabi. It was love at first sight for both of them. They fortunately did not waste time, they threw themselves right in the deep of their uneasy relationship. Thabi’s parents had already arranged someone else from another affluent family to marry her. The story unfolds in an unexpected way. Part 2 is about their lives as a married couple. Thabi’s life takes a turn as she is now disowned by her father. She gets to learn the hardships of township life and the struggles they go through as a casted out couple. How they raise their children and their day to day lives. Part 2 is a window that allows access to their somewhat challenged life. The story takes a turn when their illegally adopted daughter is diagnosed with a gruesome illness that nearly claims her life. Their daughter’s sickness invites temptations, as they cannot afford her medicals bills. Thabi and Mphathi’s love is again tested. Will it survive this time around?
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