MAMPOMPO as FATHER. She wears a hat used to denote the character. SDUDLA as NOMA. NOMA runs into the house from outside to count her money. FATHER walks with a stick, has a limp, mimes smoking a cigarette. He comes into the room while NOMA is counting the money.
FATHER: Hello, Noma.
NOMA [hiding the money]: Hello, Tata.
FATHER: You know your FATHER loves you very much, you look just like me. How was your business today?
NOMA: It went very well, Tata.
FATHER: How many chicken heads and legs did you sell today?
NOMA: About 30 legs and 20 heads.
FATHER: Mmmm, how much did you make?
NOMA: I don't know, I didn't count it yet.
FATHER: Your mother was just joking, give it to your Tata. I will count it.
NOMA: But Tata uyazi, if I give you this money Mama will give me a good hiding.
FATHER: Noma, give me the money, my friend is waiting for me. Give me the money so that I can go and buy something and we can cook before your mother comes home.
NOMA: Where are you going to, Tata?
FATHER: I am going to Madlamini's place with my friend.
NOMA [withdrawing]: You want me to give you Mama’s money?
FATHER [pulling the girl towards him]: Look, Noma, I’m the boss in this bloody house. Your mother took my name. Remember the shoes I bought you.
NOMA [cringing]: Yes I do, Tata. But you are not working now.
FATHER: I’m going to get a job soon and then I will buy you a dress.
NOMA: When will that be, Tata?
FATHER: Soon, soon, my child, come to your FATHER and give me the money.
NOMA shakes her head and tries to run away, mumbling under her breath. FATHER catches her.
FATHER: Don't be silly. Give me the money and I will give you some back.
NOMA [shaking her head and mumbling under her breath]: But Tata, my mother will give me a big punishment. I can’t.
FATHER: You are only 12 years old and you want to give me orders in my house. Give me the money. Give me the money!
They struggle and he takes the money. NOMA cries.
FATHER: Don't worry, I’ll bring some back.
He exits and NOMA sobs, going down on her hands and knees.