enthusiastically a relay race on the immaculately-kept
in the school garden. A few feet away is his 15years-
enthusiastically cheering his son JOHAN, a 15-years-old,
father on the back.
reaches Johan he pats him on the back.
This was your best race.
I beat him, Papa.
You did son. Come on, shower.
I'll be expecting you. There
isn't much to do, only weeding
lawn and flowers.
We'll be there, Mr. Ben'sir,
Jonathan come to help me.
Ben hadn't seen Jonathan. He turns to him.
And how's the algebra? Still
giving you trouble?
Just a little, Mr. Ben'sir.
He's working hard, Mr. Ben'sir,
and your money will not be
wasted. Emily and me will always
(as he leaves)
See you both later.
boisterously. As they near Jonathan, two nudge each
other and giggle. Then, one of them trips Jonathan. He
The headmaster, MRS. CLOETE, aged 65 years, has observed
the incident, but takes no action.
away towards the gate in a rage.
U ya phi?
(Where are you going?)
with long rows of low benches.
starts to address the clients.
are drinking. We demand freedom
and our fathers are drunk. We ask
Revolution and drink don't work
stick in his hand.
MAN WITH SIDEBURNS
Since when do children talk like
this to their fathers? They need
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