Not the face! Have you seen how when women fight each other they target the face. Why? It’s her passport, it’s her ticket, it’s her identity so attack there and get the first scratch in then you have one the fight. It’s very significant. Even abusive men tend to stay away from the face because they know that one day when they are sleeping she will pour a pot of boiling water on you. Even the most cruel of men really try stay away from a face because it means a lot. It’s like cutting the arm off someone who does construction. I think you get the point. I stood there and thought of a lot of things. With beautiful women (and I am certain ugly ones too) the face is their most important assert before the brain or even dignity. Beautiful people loves themselves just go to instagram. All beautiful women have over a hundred pictures on instagram and get so many followers because of that beauty. No wonder why they are so conceited. Their face is their male ticket, they get away with a lot because of that and no wonder why other women hate them. Men fight to get them, pay and take them on holidays simply because of their face. It’s not about us respecting them for their intellect because usually it is not there unless they are educated. I say all this in an attempt to understand what could be going through Asthandile’s mind at this moment. With the way this fool (her boss) had said it, the face was badly affected. She was screwed.
It’s funny or maybe sad is the word how in all that had happened, I had forgotten about her, the pregnant wife. Why are people so cruel though, men especially? I had met her husband having an affair with a university student as well as my wife and not once had I thought of warning a fellow citizen. What is this Ubuntu bullshit is this country lies to each other about? No wonder why only now people are screaming Rhodeswaswhite\Rhodesmustgo iits because we have no sense of community unless we killing foreigners. I should have told her. I was not a stranger. Her husband was sleeping with my wife for crying out loud. When you have an affair with a married person the number of people you affect are more than your selfishness can comprehend. That’s just it. When they were doing what they were doing they totally disregarded her and myself. How did she manage to sneak up on them though? He was lying? She caught them in bed? There was no other explanation and what’s worse, this time she caught them in her house clearly!
“You are lying to me! If you don’t tell me the truth I am walking away right now and this becomes yoour problem!”
He looked at me and sat down. He put his head in his hands and said,
“Eish. My wife was supposed to be in Jhb. I was not expecting her till next week.”
He started to explain. See, he needed no motivation!
“She did not tell me she was coming and by the looks of it she arrived yesterday. She caught us you know… She said some lady called her and said that she must come. I suspect Khanyi of course!”
He said with so much regret in his voice. This man was a serial cheat so why would he have regret.
“I didn’t even hear her enter. Asthandile was on top that’s why it hit her more…”
He kept quiet. Obviously I did not want all the details.
“Where is your wife now?”
I asked him. I am not sure if he thought I sounded angry or what but he shook as he told me that she had been arrested. I stood up to leave and his voice was the only thing that stopped me,
“Are you not even going to see her?”
He asked me I think surprised at the fact that I had come all this way and had not even made an attempt to see my wife.
“I don’t sleep with ugly women!”
I said and I walked out. What did this guy expect. He had just told me that she was riding his dick now he expected me to play husband. For most people cheating is now a matter of fact that’s why it means absolutely nothing to them. That’s why he expected me to be ok with it. I could beat him up right now, he had one hand after all but what was the point. I actually pitied them… nah, I lie! Voetsek!
I drove out and headed for the police station he had mentioned. I wanted to see this evil woman who had put a stop to Asthandile’s life. I was lucky that the police man in charge here was actually someone I knew so he allowed me to see her. That’s not before I paid a r100 for coke. Have you ever noticed that when these police ask for a bribe they say it’s for coke! Is it because they cannot afford coke I don’t understand and which coke is this that costs r100. When she was brought to me did not know who I was. I have never felt so sorry for someone as I did for her now. She was towards the latter stages of her pregnancy which made her look even worse. I could see she had been crying. She was not the victorius conquerer I had thought she would be having taught her lying cheating husband a lesson. Take a moment and consider how you woul feel walking into your own home and finding your husband fucking another woman in your bed, in your sheets and in your bedroom? I know how it feels because Asthandile had done it to me! When I introduced myself she cried.
“Please I don’t know what got into me! I was so angry I wanted them dead! Now I am going to jail for a long time. My baby will be born in jail!”
“Why are you going to jail?”
I asked her which I am certain confused her to no end…
“B..b..because I poured acid on your wife!”
She said. I looked at her with the most sincere look I could master and I have never been more confident in my life as I said,
“You are not going to jail. I am your lawyer now and I will fight with everything that I have that your child will be born normal!”
I stood up and smiled at the confused lady,
“What kind of thank you would it be if I allowed my hero to go to jail?”
I said smiling and walked away whistling
“Hakuna mathatha ain’t no passing phrase, it means no worries for the rest of your days, it’s a problem free, philosophy!”
Michael Nkululeko Maphoto (fb)
Thanks for the posts, love them.
I am a 29yrs old woman with a 5yrs old son. After I broke up with my baby daddy 3yrs ago my life never got better I moved from one man to another. Comparing all the men with my baby daddy & they did not meet the standard. Me & my baby daddy broke-up because of family issues no1 cheated. Moving on all the men I have been dating I have been using a condom while sleeping with them until I met this guy last November(2014) he asked me to go for HIV test before we have sex & I said NO. The first time I slept with him we didn’t use a condom & we did it five times without it stupid yes I know. One day he called me & said he has STI & said I should go check myself up which I did & what I found was more than I was barking for. They told me I was +HIV I didn’t cry but I felt a pain & I told myself right there that maybe am the one who brought this sickness to this relationship even though I don’t know where I would have got it from. When I told my boyfriend he said he blamed me because he does tests every year @ work. I just told myself that am not going 2 let him break me with the blames if I gave it to him I was sorry but what am worried about now is my son. I want to see him grow to be a man. I spend a lot of the time alone thinking about life & how will I die & all I want is to have positive thoughts that don’t involve my status cause that I can’t change. I know I was stupid & I deserve what has happened to me but can please someone help me & tell me how do a person avoid thinking to much cause apparently is one of the things a person has to avoid to leave a health life. From now on am living for my son cause baka bophelo bompaletse. NB since I found out I was sick my so called boyfriend also said he doesn’t care about our status but he still loves me but I never heard from him since. I just want to face life & work hard to support my son that’s all. I know I have done wrong & I have accepted my status.
Thank u in advance