People don’t get this twisted, writing a thesis is possibly the most difficult thing you can ever do academically. It is not a joke when Mudenda was crying tears for his thesis. I am even shocked he did not have back ups but what can I say, the man is an idiot! There was nothing fake about his anguish when it came to why he wanted it back so badly. I can only imagine how much work he had put into this and as a scholar I totally bled for him but as a jilted baby mama my heart was singing hallelujah from my house to Jerusalem. I lost a year to pregnancy and giving birth and having my boobs tugged by a baby like a cow being milked so being held a year back would not kill him either! When it comes to cruelty, nothing can ever, ever beat a woman scorned!
“I don’t know why you are crying to me, I had no idea you kept your thesis at work and in your work station! How should I have known that?”
I protested sympathetically and pretending to take offence at the accusation.
“In fact if I recall you always said that you didn’t trust your work server so you would rather save it on your laptop which I always told you was dumb!”
I told him just to rub in how dumb he really was.
“Please don’t add insult to injury please! I need this thing Faith I really do! If you have it, I am sorry for whatever thing I ever did to you! It’s a year’s work in there and could be the difference between me and a promotion and affording two babies at the same time!”
He said in desperation still. He had a point! Him getting more money meant him being able to afford better maintenance! Good one! He had played at my emotional financial strings but saying I had it would be admitting to guilt!
“I really don’t have it. I am sorry. Ask Meladi I am sure she can use a computer! I am sure she deleted thinking that maybe I helped her with it!”
It was at that moment I heard her say bitch in the background! I had been on speaker all along. Wasn’t she supposed to be in hospital!
“You are lying! You did this!”
She screamed at the top of her lungs but I wasn’t fazed.
“Eh Mudenda control your girl. This has nothing to do with me. I will pray you get it, good night!”
I said and hung up immediately! Lying is not easy because you need to maintain your composure and I think I had done well enough. Time to breathe! I immediately called Aurelia because the way she had left was not good. I had accused her of sleeping with Tidimalo and now I was the one with egg on my face. She did not pick up and my next concern became what if she ran back to that abusive guy. This was so complicated.
I went and sat with my mother who surprisingly was still up. She said she wanted to sleep with her grandson today to give Judith and I a break which I did not mind at at all. I told her that I had a few errands to run the following day of which she gave me r150 and said I should go watch a movie or take myself out to lunch just to breathe. She could see I was under pressure and the last few weeks had been hectic for me. I was not too sure about that but will see. My phone rang from my room and I ran to it.
It was Aurelia. I was so relieved! She apologised for missing my call and said she had been showering. I cautiously asked her where she was and she laughed saying that I am paranoid. She told me she had not gone home but had decided to go sleep at a friends place. I was not convinced so I pressed on to ask which friend. She seemed to be in a better mood and told me that she was sleeping at Milpark I shouldn’t worry. I had no idea where Milpark was and she could hear it in my voice. The girl she said she was at was friends with her cousin Kevin who was killed some time ago. I searched my brains then light bulb moment, I remembered him now. He was the gay guy and someone had killed him. I actually never met him but Zama and Meladi had. We all could not make the funeral in the North West to support her because we had all been writing. She had taken offence at that but I was a student and tests come first. I did not want to press her because I still had an apology to make.
“I am sorry for accusing you about Tidimalo. I seem to be paranoid like you said lately!”
I said sincerely. She said it was okay it’s just been a tough week she will get over it. I could still hear the disappointment in her voice after that. I asked her if we could hang out tomorrow but she declined and said she was attending a braai the following day at her mysterious friends Nigerian boyfriend! Who were all these people she was mentioning? Was she lying so that so she could avoid me? I said goodnight with my tail in between my legs but at least I spoke to her.
I did not sleep well at all but early in the morning I woke up and bathed and put on decent clothing. Three taxis later I was walking through familiar office doors. It was Mudenda’s father’s office. As soon as the receptionist saw me she screamed,
I was shocked but could not help but laugh. After last time they now had a security service for undesirables like me, daughters in law!
“I come in peace! Please tell Mr. Gumbi I am here to discuss the damages situation!”
I said calmly sitting down just as the security guy got to me! I had come to tell him I did not want his sons damages anymore!
She was a bit confused as she called upstairs!
“He does not want to see you! Leave the premises or be thrown out!”
She said satisfied that she had done a good a job. This man! I had come to give them a way out now he was just insulting me!
Not too clever Mr. Gumbi!
See you at church!
I called Aurelia to tell her about my misfortune and she said I shouldn’t worry bur rather come to her braai!
Michael Nkululeko Maphoto (fb)
Mike thanks for this opportunity. Please if you can post this as soon as you can i beg you as im dying inside..
So here is my story. i got married to the most humble and loving man in the world in 2010, he treated me right and always trying to provide for us. We have two children together. My husband’s job always demand him to travel and work away, so it have always bothered me but he assured me i can trust him and i did cos there was nothing suspicious. Sometimes there will be a whatsapp just a hello and nothing much and he will say its people he works with. Ok so fast forward two weeks ago i found a deleted pic of his private parts showing it was sent on watsap. i confronted him even involved his mom cos we were at home, but i didnt tell his mom the whole story but just told her he has girls. He denied and said he didnt send the pic to anyone.. So i left it and told him we will only talk when he can tell me the truth about the picture. The whole week he was working away and i prayed to God for him to tell me the truth, and yesterday when he came back he started confessing, he said he prayed and God showed him he have to come clean, this man is a man of God or so i thought, he is like a pastor , we always pray about everything together, he was my pillar.. So what he said is yes he slept with this girl where he was working, then i asked him how many girls have you slept with and it turn out they are 4. Since he started this in 2012 cos he was working away, so it’s like in 4 different places he goes he have a fucking partner that they hit it once or twice, he said he never told them he loved them or even proposed, he loves me and he dont wanna lose me, so this guy have been sleeping around since 2012 and when he comes back he act normal, and he even go to church and act holly holly. People help me as i am crying now what do i do? Him sleeping around without strings attached what does it mean? Where do i even begin with my children? When i think about divorce i can’t do that now as we are in debts, i dont wanna be paying this debts whereas i am struggling, i ask myself if i was not good enough for him, he would tell me he loves me every day, if i forgive will i be able to open my legs for him and enjoy, he say he have been protecting himself and he will never do it again, but how will i ever know that is true, i am so broken inside , did i say i never cheated on this men, i treated him like a king and gave him all the styles in the world. This man say he didnt jola a lot while he was in high school and tertiary he was scared of girls or they never wanted him, is he doing this because he didn’t play on his time? i never wanted my children to grow with a single parent cos i saw how my mum struggled..i ask myself do we still have real Christians and men in the world…..please tell me what i should do …