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Hello, my name is Zins…

“Everyone calls me Zins, but my real name is actually Zinovia Angelina Abrahams, and I received a certificate for ballroom dancing when I was only five years old. I still jump and dance wherever I want to be. Some of the other kids and I sometimes sing along and throw our bodies around until it freaks out the aunties at the Kids’ Club. Then we laugh because they are so stervy.

“I am the smallest in the netball team and my frocks are always too big. I don’t care, because the teams that play against us think that I am very small, and then I surprise them, because I am the fastest in our team. We play most of our netball games on Sundays in the park, and most of the time my father causes some sort of a scandal at the netball court. He talks far too much when he is drunk and then everybody laughs at him. I try to stay far away from where he is, because it is embarrassing in front of all the people.

“I was one of the first kids at the Kids’ Club and still remember the Hot Chocolate Church on Thursday nights. I went in my pyjamas and always arrived there with a hand full of five bobs, because I was good with the gambling machine at the auntie’s
games room around the corner. First gamble and then church. The gambling machines are not there anymore, so the five bobs are scarce.

“I always want to know everything about everyone. I want to know what the teenage girls talk about on Tuesday nights at the Monique group. One night I was eavesdropping and I heard them talk about boobs and bras and boys, and I was as quiet as a mouse. I knew that this information will one day come in handy, so I filed it in my brain. I wish I was two years older so that I can sit inside with the other girls. In winter my toes freeze while I have to stand outside listening to them.

“I have a special gift. I can make myself invisible and that is how I hear and see everything. The grownups think they have secrets … hahaha … Invisible Zonnie knows everything.

“My picture is fixed on the door of Auntie Tish’s storeroom at Straatwerk where she works when she is not at our Badsberg Close home. The photo has been there for many years and to me I still look the same. I am not really growing much. Maybe one day I will not have boobs and bras.

“I like it at Auntie Lisa’s house at Straatwerk. We go there every Christmas and then we swim, jump on the jumping castles and slide on the slippy slide. And we get face paint and run potato races. And we get gifts. I always get nice stuff and I think I am the aunties’ favourite child.

“People say I am clever, because my mother is very clever. My school marks are always good. My brother is also very clever and he is in high school. He does not go to Heideveld Secondary School. He is too clever for that gangster school. My brother and I are both in the Coons. He plays trumpet and I play the cymbals. New Year’s Day is a wonderful day.

“I also have another brother and a baby brother. Actually he is not a baby anymore, because he knows how to let the air out of the tyres of the cars parked in the yard. I really wonder who taught him that. I think he is also clever, because he understands things very quickly and remembers how to do things.

“We stay in the back of Mamma Joan’s yard. We all call her mamma, but she is actually my great grandmother. Our house was built with vibrecrete and the new Kids’ Club class is next to our house. It was exciting to see how the class was built en how boeta Armien had to measure and cut to fit it in the small space that was available.

“We also have pigeon cages in our yard. Racing pigeons. I wonder how it works, because people take bets and win money, almost like gambling. And with the gambling machine not being around the corner any longer, I will have to make another plan. It is a pity that I cannot listen to what is being said at the “pigeon” meetings. They just speak a little too soft. I am sent to the shop quite often to buy bread and milk and loose cigarettes and sometimes the people give me five bob for my trouble.

“When I’m bored and don’t know what to do with myself, I walk around in the neighbourhood and look for people so that I can eavesdrop. If I want something, I will persist until I get what I want. It is probably also one of my gifts. I never give up and I can be invisible.

“Everybody who stays in Heideveld, says it is a junk place. I say it is because they have forgotten how to dance and jump with joy.”

stervy – strict; five bob – 50 cents

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