The live of a 17 year old boy ,born and Mbabane

The live of a 17 year old boy ,born and bred in the rural villages of Eswatini.

My name is Sphelele Zulu and am a part-time writer.Today I wish to share my life with you.With the Corona virus disrupting a lot of events and moments in oyr lives,I have taken an initiative to publish my work to the public. I hope to uplift and inspire others to face the pandemic like it is a breeze.I hope everyone will hold onto their hearts lest I blow them away with my writing

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I have recently started a book about a young woman in Eswatini whose personal journey depicts the hardships faced by almost every woman in the country. Below is an excerpt...

EXILED: Losing Thabo

"Don't tell me you have never wanted to see justice done for all the injustices you have suffered! That you haven't wished for your baby's killer to be tried in a fair court of law, instead of roaming free as if he is innocent while we know he's not. That you haven't longed for retribution against your employees who fired you for your political views just because they don't align with theirs. This is our time sis', to right the wrongs done to us by this unjust system. It's time we fought for what is rightfully ours! We can't be governed by a bunch of individuals who priorities money over the people's welfare. Government officials who accept bribes and look the other way while someone is being killed. It's time we take back the power because it belongs to us. Time has run out for this cruel regime which silences us by using guns and brutality and if you do not join the fight now, who will fight for you when they do come for you, because they will?"

Tears trickled down Lindiwe's cheek as she listened to her brothers passionate please. She hung her head in defeat as the inevitability of the situation struck her, she could feel it in her bones that this was it. With her life stripped bare of all possibilities of a bright future she had no other option but to fight

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Why is everyone I know so broken?

They are holding on to expired love tokens

the days and nights her previous crumpled her’s aside

Sat her down with a hefty pound.

Am I a magnet to love that turns to gray?

To feelings turning the tide,

and hearts stumbling away?

Will they ever be free

from past moments shared and cherished?

Do I really have to see past the eye?

Mend and nature their broken hearts?

While the next better man,

Tears them in pieces apart?

don’t term it a calling

I can’t be the middle man falling

Like a river bound to its doom

Am sure to run dry.

to this quest, well I bid goodbye.

Siphesihle Moses Shabangu

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Often, we christians beat ourselves up when tables stop turning the clockwise way, when terrible terrors sing tunes of sorrow in our spiritualities. We often overlook that God has a greater influence on us when we are feeling down. Truly, it is then that we should seek his grace. In 2 nd Corinthians 12 verse 9, God says through Paul, “... my grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak...”. He who planned our lives long before we existed (Jeremiah 1 verse 5), to Him we should pledge our loyalty for eternity because the solid foundation that he has laid cannot be shaken( 2 nd Timothy 2 verse 19).

I know there are people who have suffered the threats of a longed suffering. People whom have lost the faith to praise God; their hearts have started to believe and adapt to the darkness that seems eternal even during the day. My fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, there are some things that time can never mend, some hurts that go too deep that they take hold, but God’s grace can wipe the tears that have rolled down your chicks as Billie’s “ocean of tears”. It is time you change your constant prayers. 1 st John 3 verse 22 says, “we receive from Him what we ask because we obey His commands and do what pleases Him...”. You may have prayed for His grace that He may make your plans prosperous every year, but got no immediate responses. I say to you today, start praying to God for a plan, ask of the wisdom to get a prosperous plan, for through God given plans only can you emerge victoriously. He came that we may have life and have it in abundance (John 10 verse 10.) Even through your trials, listen and live by His

commands, for in 1 st Corinthians 10 verses 12-13, He says, “whoever thinks he is standing firm better be careful that he does not fall. Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps His promise,

and He will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time of the test, He will give you strength to endure it and so provide you with a way out...”

Brothers and sisters, let us seek first the kingdom of God and all the good things shall be granted to us, let us bring forth the love of God before everything. The bible says, happy are the eyes that see what we have seen in Jesus, for many Kings and Knights desire to see what we observe but cannot and to hear that which we have heard, but did not (Luke 10 verse 23). Be sure to always show your faith because as the body is dead without the spirit, also faith without actions is dead (James 2 verse 26). Know that loving God is a personal task. It is not just inherited from family, friends or religions. You have got to stand to that faith from winter through summer. Stick by the word, hold on to the word and you shall see him (Hosea 4 verse 5).

Add effort into your salvation, least you want to lose it. Desire more spiritual doings. Submit to God all your sins. Well, you will never succeed in life if you hide your sins. Confess them and give them up, then God will show mercy to you (Proverbs 28 verse 13). Be sure to refrain from the use of hard words. The book of James 3 verse 10 reveals that, “ words of thanksgiving and cursing pour out from the same mouth. My brothers, this should not happen!” . We often take this issue of the tongue very lightly, this should not happen. Sweet springs do not give salty water, nor does a fig tree bear olives. The mouth speaks that which the heart is full of. The time to ask God’s complete

guidance is now. You do not need to be flashy to show Him loyalty. You do not need to be famous for the significance of the Lord’s power to elevate through you! He is always the missing part of the puzzle and a fortune treasures await your journey of life, on one condition; you make God your mentor, love your neighbour as you love yourselves and lean not to your own understandings.

To be continued...

Siphesihle Moses Shabangu

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Leaders are mandated to lead with intergrity.

Abuse of power has led to conflicts which have divided a nation's people..Human greed has brought enmity and hatred between leaders and the grassroot people in my country. Violence now reigns supreme.

Our people have crossed the Rubicon of tolerance. Corruption has divided our people into two camps. Only wholesale changes in leadership and the ushering of democratic changes can save my country from anarchy and civil war.

Swaziland, my country, beg the world to pray for us!

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It's far from over... 2 critically wounded as Eswatini Warders trade fire with unknown men at Kwaluseni OK Foods

An unidentified boy was critically injured when a stray bullet meant hit him in the stomach during a gunfight between Warders and unknown men at Kwaluseni OK Foods on Friday, 18th February evening.

It is said the Warders were parked outside the food supermarket when the unknown men approached the vehicle and opened fire on them, which the Warders returned. The gunfight injured the boy and another man was also shot on the leg.

Eswatini is a tiny Kingdom marred by violence and riots as the people demand democratic reforms from the current government led by King Mswati lll

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A month back, a colleague who later became a friend quoted a common phrase, but I could feel it resonating deep in my heart and leaving a cold chill slithering down my spine. He said, "Gender Based Violence is the face of a woman".

I remember trying to push it to the back of my mind but to this day my attempts are still in vain; for i still bear sleepless nights because of the nightmarish ordeals I have suffered in the hands of men (the lovers, friends, relatives). I don't think I will ever feel completely safe while in the presence of men. I don't think I could ever love nor trust so deeply because of men. Yes! You say there are not all monsters; but how are we as women suppose to differentiate cause the monsters start as promising lovers, brothers & relatives.

Honestly though, I despair that I was born in such a country where the marginalisation of women has been standardised such that even the women themselves have accepted it as a norm.

Eswatini, my country; women are much more than broodmares, cooks, victims of abuse. Our presence equals that of a thousand men. If you pay my bride price, that doesn't mean you own me. If I submit under you, that doesn't mean I am yours to do as you will... I am much more than just a woman; I am your future

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