Had she killed him? Instinct made me jump to him to check as I was so terrified. A person dying in your house was a terrible thing and already with the police on my ass I could not afford for another thing like this happening in my home. The bastard was still alive! He was still breathing! Thank heavens! I looked at my wife and shouted,
“What the fuck were you thinking? Are you trying to go to prison over your sugardaddy boss boyfriend? Are you that stupid?”
I asked her! That was brave of me considering she had almost killed a man for insulting her but I was right! How dumb could she be really? She just had her hands on her mouth in shock at what she has done. I went to the kitchen and took the water container out of the fridge. I then went and poured the cold water on him which made him wake up with a start. He jumped up so fast you would never think that at any point he had passed out.
“You crazy woman!”
He shouted at my wife holding the place where his head was breathing. He saw me holding the water jar and I think he thought I was going to clobber him again because he stumbled backwards. She had hit him really hard.
“I am going to press charges against you and your crazy family!”
He said threatening my wife and I. I looked at him and laughed in his face.
“One, you are in my house! Two, I am a lawyer which means I have so many friends and three, you are already fighting with your daughter, you mistress and possibly your wife so why would you be that stupid to pick a fight you won’t win. Go home and call it a day!”
I said to him. He did not expect that but he dragged his sorry ass out of my kitchen. There was blood on the floor.
“Clean this mess up!”
I said coldly to my wife as I walked out to see that he was really leaving! What a useless woman crying in front of her husband for another man. Serves her right!
It was not ten minutes later before I heard a familiar voice come up from behind and say sweetly,
It was Khanyi! It had been a while since I last saw her and she looked quite good. I greeted her with a smile not that I was too happy to see her, she was probably the reason why my wife ended up where she was today! Spineless! I heard another car pull up and two minutes enter Dalu and Lindiwe. They said they had not come together rather they bumped into each other at the gate. I guess this was happening after all. Dalu was not with his wife though because he said she had gone to her cousins place for some female only event. I looked at him disinterested because I was still angry at him. My wife came out and she was now wearing a loose fitting white summer dress with sandals on. She look gorgeous I must say.
Everyone started making small talk. I was not sure how Lindiwe would handle my wife and Khanyi but she seemed to be holding her own quite well. I was expecting something to happen at any point so I was tense.
“Can I pour you some wine?”
I heard my wife say at some point to Lindiwe. She declined and said she could not drink because she was pregnant. I heard my wife say,
“Congratulations. I understand it’s my husbands baby. Must be nice!”
She said loudly enough for all of us to hear and turn. It was starting! Lindiwe was stumped she had totally been taken off guard by that remark but I had not. Like I said was expecting drama.
“Say that again Asthandile. Whose baby did you say she was carrying?”
Asthandile took a swig of her wine and said out loud,
“Yours dear husband! You think I invited her here for the fun of it. Isn’t she wants to share my man with herself so let us then share everything. I am tired of the sneaking around and the lies. I am often the one accused of indiscretions but here is your…”
Lindiwe immediately stood up and said,
“I am leaving!”
Of which my wife said,
“I am not fighting with you sisi. I want us to discuss what’s going on in front of people so that we don’t kill each other in the street!”
She was so calm as she said this, too calm! I know my wife! This was a very bad sign. Dalu who at this point knew nothing turned to me and said,
“Is this true mfundini?”
It was my turn. This was a do or die moment. Like I said, I was now prepared for this confrontation and I was ready for the next step.
“Yes it’s true! And I have no apologies!”
Asthandile looked down at her feet. I think she had expected me to deny it but me saying it out loud like that really hit home.
“You guys have a lot to discuss. I don’t want anything from your husband. You can keep him. I can take care of myself financially.”
Lindiwe said not proudly but assertively enough. She was defending herself. It was then Khanyi spoke up and said,
“Mxolisi how could you do this to your wife?”
“Are you serious right now?”
I asked out loud. She was trying to cause a fight between my wife and I.
“Yes I am serious! You are a lying cheating husband! Sies!”
She spat on the ground!
“You are such a whore! Sfebe!”
She cursed. Her rant didn’t last long though for someone jumped on her and started beating her up!
The war was only about to start!
Michael Nkululeko Maphoto
Good morning to you and your readers.
I am an Indian girl from Jhb. I am dating a “black” guy and we have been together for three years. We are talking marriage and kids but I am so scared. Firstly my parents do not know and I know my father’s feelings about “black people”. He will not disown me but he will kill me and that much I am 100% certain. I mean this literally. I am Hindi and we don’t often mix well interracially with others and even if he was a white guy I doubt he would be accepting. My parents thinks I am a good Hindi girl and my mother often says she is proud of how I kept myself a virgin which is far from the truth thus giving me my second problem. I think I am pregnant. I have only ever been with one guy in my life something I am proud of but how do I approach this. I have no one to turn to, not even an aunt because I have broken so many rules as is. I am so scared. I don’t live at home but we have so many gatherings at home it’s only a matter of time before one of my nosey aunts says something. Thirdly he says his parents did not receive it well that he is bringing home an Indian. He is Swati by the way and he said it is not common in his culture. They are not too pleased either but at least they know and have to accept it. This is bad!
Please may someone give me an idea how to approach my family with my man. It has to be done but I am so afraid of the consequences.