It’s so weird when you think about how a man can bring out the worst in a woman. No matter what my fellow sisters say about how they will never let a man dictate how they should behave there will come a day when you lose all reason in something linked to love or hate of a man! Meladi was one such woman. In the name of love, a six month love at that, she had come to my house to pick a fight! Really? How could she be so dumb though? I don’t understand us women at times. We let our emotions tell us lies and that we can fight anyone and everyone. She was pregnant and had come to pick a fight with me. Maybe she was hoping I would be sympathetic because she was carrying my exes child but she had another thing coming. Maybe this was some kind of a trick, she wanted me to commit a crime or something then report me. That was the only logic. No court will ever look favorably on hitting a pregnant woman. That much I doubt. I immediately picked up my phone and called Mudenda. I doubt very much that Aurelia would have picked up.
“Mudenda, come get your girlfriend she is here at my house!”
I said putting him on speaker so that she could hear whom I was talking to. It could go either way to be honest. She could snap because I called him or she could listen to him.
“No baby don’t come! I want to teach this bitch a lesson! She clearly still has you on speed dial the way she called you so fast”
She said screaming loud enough for him to hear. She really was on a mission today. I am not sure yet what I had done to deserve this but maybe he told her he was here. In the state she was in now was not the time to take out that recording of her man begging for me. That was for later.
I heard him say. I think he thought I was going to sell him out but everything has a time and place.
“Meladi go home. Come on what are you doing. Things are sorted why are you starting another fight?”
He said pleading with her! What a coward? Why could he not own up to her about what he had done? At times men just know how to hang themselves. Meladi was hearing none of it though. She refused to listen, instead she got hysterical.
“I am not leaving! I want to know why she can’t stay away from you and if she does not tell me I am going to beat it out of her just watch!”
She said removing her earrings, rule number one in a chick fight!
“Mudenda please come take your woman before I do something I regret.”
I said sincerely. I had too many problems to want to deal with this one again and no I was not scared of her!
“And please ask her not to call me bitch!”
I ended. I think that last part irked her because the verbal barrage came!
“You such a bitch! Luring my man to your house what were you trying to achieve! You thought he would come running back to you! He left you because you smell! He told me that! He told me that sex with you is like fucking a bucket! He was scared that if you had a baby then sex with you would be like putting a pencil in that bucket and hoping it would work…”
Mudenda hung up the phone before I could ask him. I held my nerve because if I didn’t I would kill her. I could not believe she had said that but I won’t lie that stung. Was sex with me really that bad? Was this really the reason why he left me? I still had no answers towards that. When I dated Tidimalo he had cheated on me and was this the reason that I gave bad sex.
“So listen bitch stay away from me and my man!”
She shouted. I think she was about to leave as I stood there totally stunned that such a classy girl could say such foul things.
“Say bitch one more time, I dare you!”
I said very calmly. I was seething but self control counts for something. She turned around as she had already reached the door. Stupid girl,
“What you going to do about it bitch!”
She said walking towards then she did the ultimate, she spat at me. Her saliva landed on more head with a splash! I moved so fast towards and I punded her right in the nose making her stumble backwards and fall on her ass. I advanced towards her to go in for the kill and at that moment my sister and her boyfriend Kagiso walked in.
“What’s happening here?”
Judith asked walked in. Her boyfriend quickly jumped on front of me as I headed for the fallen Meladi.
“She is trying to kill me!”
Meladi screamed hiding behind my sister!
“Isn’t this the girl that is dating Mudenda now?”
My sister asked me when she recognized Meladi.
“Yes she is!”
I responded out of breath because of anger!
“What is she doing here?”
She asked me still!
“I don’t know! She showed up unannounced saying she wants to teach me a lesson!”
I told my sister! They also couldn’t believe it. See why I say this girl was mad or brave! My sister asked if this was true and by this stage Meladi was crying out loud! She didn’t respond!
“Go home Meladi before I allow my sister to finish you off. You need to grow up and stop this childishness!”l
She walked out in tears. My sister hs moments I tell you. She turned around to me and started shouting. She told me that the moment that she came I should never have let her in because anything could haave happened. She asked me what woild have happened if Meladi had a gun of which I told her not to be ridiculous. I told her how Mudenda had come here that evening uninvited but sister would hear none of that. She refused to see my side and insisted that I should know better than to hit a pregnant woman. I don’t think I could remember her this angry in a long time. I backed down. She turned to her man and asked him to leave because she was not in a good space anymore. I know hey, bizarre! She went to her room immediately very annoyed. I apologized to him as I walked her out!
Two hours later, there was a knock at my door. It was the police.Had Meladi reported me? What the hell! I should have suspected it though. After reporting Mudenda she was definitely going to do this.
“Is Faith Magongwa here?”
They asked. I was actually so scared. Police are actually scary and you know in America how they help you cross the road, carry your shopping bags if you are old etc. SA police are not that time. It’s as simple as that. Ours are designed to enforce, punish and scare the crap out of you when you are in trouble which only makes sense with the high crime rate we have. The officer who spoke first then continued
“We are also looking for a Judith!”
They said. My sister had just gone to bed so I had to wake her up.
“Do you know someone called Meladi?”
They asked. She said yes but not well. The officer responded to that,
“Well you clearly know her well enough to assault her! You are under arrest the both of you!”
He said calmly as he handcuffed!
I was confused…
Did he say the both of us? Was he mad?
“Beating up a pregnant girl like that whom do you think you are… Kelly Khumalo and her sister?
The other officer laughed!
So now the cops were comedians!
But it wasn’t funny at all!
Michael Nkululeko Maphoto
Thank for your daily posts. I always read till the last comment.
Jackzorro and other infallible DOAZG fans motivated this letter
I am a 22 year old girl. I am HIV + and so is my 27 year old boyfriend of almost 6 years. I am a fourth year student and found out about my status when I was in first year. He was my virgin breaker, A year after that we found out that we were positive. I was angry at my self when this came out mainly at him for infecting me, but counselling made me realise that I was equally responsible for the consequences. I was so dissapointed at my self because my mother died when I was only 12 years old leaving me with an 8 year old brother and drunkard abusive father.Regardless of growing growing up under difficult situations since now my brother and I rellied on extended family..I made it to varsity as the first to reach that age without a child, drinking problem or dropping out of school in the side of my dad’s family. My boyfriend has ALWAYS been the only support system I have since he is the only one who knows of my status.
My point in writing this letter is the pain that comes with infallible ignorant people like Jackzorro whom think that HIV is a punishment for people who open their legs for anything with the biggest dick underneath their pants.
I am not ashamed of my past because its what makes me wake up every day ngi chubeke nge mpilo yam cause I attack each obstacle and challenge with all my might as though it was my last day on earth. And for those abaphila nalo leligciwane..noma ulithole kanjani…its a virus …only in your blood therefore should not hinder your ability to continue making your dreams into reality.
I WILL BE THE FIRST NURSE EKHAYA and *fingers crossed* getting married come December.
Stop living in shame.especially I youth. HIV is not a physical barrier