Monday, July 15, 2013

Nando's Family Drama

Could it be that the Tanzanian lad Nando is the way he is because of the hardships that he has gone through in his 22 years of existence? Tonight he sat in the lounge narrating stories of how his little brother has managed to cause commotion thus affecting the whole family.

Needless to say we all have crazy family stories to tell but Nando’s story took the cake this evening when he started telling his fellow Housemates, Bimp, Bassey and Annabel about how his family is so messed up from a missing brother to a father he wasn’t convinced is dead. ‘I don’t know whether my dad is dead or alive, I didn’t go to his funeral and nobody told me anything, including my sister” he said confused.

Apparently Nando’s dad had been admitted in a hospital in India and the family was told that he had died from diabetes but Nando was not entirely convinced. “My dad had a big construction company with caterpillars and all but all that disappeared along with him,” he continued. He realized that as soon as he can he needed to go and see his father’s grave in India so that he can put his mind at ease.

As if that was not enough, his younger sister also died and he didn’t know where she was buried nor does he know where his stepmom is buried either. His older sister got married to some guy and is not that close to him. The only time they had any contact was the one time she had called him to say that he doesn’t keep in touch anymore. The other time she contacted him was on his Facebook page where she went on about being scarce.

Nando hasn’t seen his little brother in forever and the only time he heard from him was also on Facebook where his brother told him that he was fine and had a company he had started but again Nando wasn’t comvinced by his story because their grandma had told him that the boy was back on drugs and can’t be trusted because he once stole their maid’s cellphone and went to sell it.

Annabel told him that he needed to go and find his brother when he leaves The Chase and he said that he’d do that and also fix his family tree while he was at it because he had a lot of questions he needed answered.

It’s now crystal clear to see where most of Nando’s animosity stemmed from and as much as we all have our family stories, bad as they may be, they differ by the hardships we’ve all experienced. We can never judge people because of their backgrounds but we can have an idea of the way they think. Nando couldn’t commit to Selly, even though he could see that she liked him. And by his own admission he didn’t know the love of another woman except that of her mother and father. Could this be because he has never opened himself up to the love of a lover? Better yet, who could ever be able to break the wall that he’s spent his whole life building around his heart?

Do you think Nando will ever find love he can trust?

By Bukelwa Nkungwana

15 comments:

  1. Oh dear,Nando now I feel you,all the best!

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  2. live nando alone,team nando

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  3. Biggie I thnk u have to be careful in choosing housemates and pls make good enquiries abt dia backgrnd before bringing them into d house considering d fact dat they will be exposed to innocent housemates! I beilive Nando belongs to one of this Terrorist groups and he's dia in a MISSION!!! Imagine him carrying knife arnd d house? Pls biggies take a closer look @ this guy don't jeoapardize d safety of other innocent housemates!!

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    1. U r so rude and cold hearted. Even Jesus didn't come for the good ones!

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    2. I agree with you he can be dangerous for real

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  4. Eish now ths is sad..

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  5. Am confuse here! Where is dis guy from?

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  6. This Nando guy has a lot going on, no wonder I don't believe what he said about Selly. Bigie next time do proper checks before admitting housemates in the house.

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  7. No wonder he feels threatened about pokello's social class....dnt worry lad,keep ya head straight up n u will achieve watever u want in life,once u focused.

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  8. No wonder he feels threatened about pokello's social class....dnt worry lad,keep ya head straight up n u will achieve watever u want in life,once u focused.

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  9. hakuna this is just a stratehy to wn the mula

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  10. Somehow I do not believe Nando story

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  11. That's very sad and messed up. Hopefully one day he will open up his heart to love and make his own mistakes and not live his life through his family mistakes. I fail to see why people like Nando should be excluded from the game, though, Africa what happened to love, compassion & second chances.

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  12. Sad story i must say,not withstanding is realy not enuff for him to be a radical.we all av our stories.fate will decide if he is the chase or not and not his stories.

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  13. So sad for poor Nando, he has gone through a lot of things in life I feel so bad for him. Thats why he needs to live the house and go for counselling. Lets send him home because if he wins the moeny he will completel loose it. Better he goes see his family home

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