ONLY GOD KNOWS I WILL BE HERE
WRITE CHARLES MONGOE
i'm 42 years now,but the memory of yesterday rings like a close call.i can still feel the fear,the heart bit,blood and cries of everyone we left behind,i still don't believe is me.i wonder if this is still the planet of my birth.all that had happen is now a story that catch one's ear to listen,is a move to believe it,yes it happened to me,i seen all,bad and good,failure and success,life and death.a promising tomorrow and a bright future,i seen dark,hopeless and poverty and many dead,few still alive,others are now disables,they don't have both they body parts
this now make sense,only God who knows our tomorrow,holds our future,he know our step,where it will take us to,as humans we prepared for future but the future is on God's hand and he is our driver to reach our goal
just him alone who did know that you will be on that place at that position with that family .and being that kind of person you are now.looking back tis is how it is started.
in the country called Mozambique.during that time of civil war RENOMO fought against FRILIMO and agaist ZANU and another support from SOUTH AFRICA. and Renamo was supported by Rhodesia ,from Frelimo the Commanders were -Samora Machel and Joaquim Chissano and ZANU movement led by Robert Mugabe
even as so much has change now from 1970,civilazation and high technology and change in standard of life but it did not cancelled the rememberance of yesterday guns and blood and the dead bodies on the ground.it had left this to remember,poverty,orphans,crime and every death we incounter now bring back to yesterday.my birth came with not a right time because it was in that years,the war that had started from 1977 till 1992,it was when fall on frelimo.that year when this happen,it was when famous American singer Elvis dies and the year before in 1976,South Africa did incounter something to remember, uprising and Steve Biko who also dies in 1977 with his association together in student movement
ONLY GOD KNOWS I WILL BE HERE
back in 1970 Johanes ndlovu born in a remote area at Mozambique and his father Joel ndlovu and mother Sonia,where living in Mozambique,Joel was working in the mines,so Sonia was to take care of children at home,normal Joel come home during chrismas holidays,once at december
Johanes the first born son at the family of Joel,followed by Alisi, a wise girl than any young person in the country,she was born clever.both Johanes and Alisi want to school at the some place and start lesson together,that how his brother realized that Alisi was super wise than any,she capture information just like a computer and when it comes to mathematics ,every teacher love her for her head and understanding
in 1977,that year noted as the beginning of civl war at Mozambique,but at that time both Alisi and Johanes were now attending the some standard,since Alisi was moved before the year end to another standard,they were together till at standard five,yes both of them were wise and passionated to learn,they were adore by every teacher at school
Alisi younger sister of Johanes did not make it to attend college at 'kaMasiya' since she was a girl and it was a long trip from where they live.at that point her dream were destroyed and goals vanish for ever in her life,she did not have no choice but to obey her parent,they were not much supporting but only Johanes managed to move by the help of one teacher who love him so much that she make a choice to put her faith and money down to see him at college if they parent can't help.
since Johanes was a boy it did not have a problem,but two year at college came a sickness that brought Johanes back home and even fail to write final exams,at the point of his recovery the war was now at they corner and he did not return back to school.then a new life begin in a hopeless way
just as no one can expect when bad thing likely to happen,the war stated like a crime,hearing from the passass on street,at that time i was young a boy of seven years