SIN­GLE MOMS CLUB

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It’s the day eight-year-old Thando has been waiting im­pa­tiently for. Her fa­ther is com­ing to fetch her. She’s in a new dress and hasn’t eaten be­cause daddy promised they’d go to McDon­ald’s. Thando’s mother, Phindi, is un­easy be­cause the last few times he’s promised to come, he hasn’t pitched. Phindi and Thando are heart­bro­ken as daddy didn’t pitch yet again. His phone is off – again.

Mean­while, another sin­gle mom, Anelisa, is caught up in work dead­lines and re­ceives a phone a call. The school clerk de­liv­ers bad news: her son, Xolani, is sus­pended be­cause school fees have not been paid for three months now.

Many sin­gle moms ex­pe­ri­ence these sit­u­a­tions. It’s com­mon­place for them to have ar­gued with their ex­part­ners over main­te­nance, un­paid

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