Teacher takes cleaner to court for marriage wrecking
A stressed out wife in Molepolole went into Covid- 19 lockdown an angry woman after Mogoditshane customary court ruled that she had failed to prove her marriage wrecking case against her love rival.
Following the court ruling last week, the stunned 57-year-old Mogoditshane Primary School teacher, Mooboletso Moleofi, oblivious of the looming lockdown vowed to track her husband and his alleged mistress until she catches them to prove her case.
“ My home has become sour, I sleep alone, I should never ever catch them! I will hunt them down and if I catch her all hell will break loose!,” said the visibly angry woman shaking her head from side to side as she left the court.
Heartbroken, Moleofi had dragged Motinki Mmoloke, 50, an office cleaner at Lesedi Primary School to court for wrecking her marriage to Kgabo Moleofi. She alleged that Mmoloke had born illegitimate children with her husband.
Moleofi had told the court that she became suspicious that her husband was cheating with Mmokele when she found incriminating messages on his phone sometime in February, 2018.
“Mmoloke had sent a message to my husband asking him to hurry up and bring her water because she had gone without any for a whole week,” she said
Moleofi went on to explain that she then responded to Mmokele as if she were Kgabo and carried on a conversation with her for a while.
“ In one one of the messages I sent her, I asked her, ‘a nna go tilwe ke wa metsi? (Am I your designated water provider) She responded by saying, ‘Intshwarele rra Jehofa o tla nthusa a mpha monna ka tla ka tswa mo banneng ba batho,” (Forgive me sir, God shall provide me with a husband so that I stay away from people’s husbands),” said Moleofi before she told the court that she then lost her cool and insulted Mmokele.
“ I said to her, ” O mpapa* (your vagina) and she replied, ‘Yes sir, you know it.”
At this point the angry wife then called Mmokele from her phone and let her know that she was caught.
Giving his testimony in court the accused 58-year-old husband, Kgabo Moleof flatly denied having an affair with Mmokele whom he said he only knew and related to as a neighbour and a childhood friend.
“The other time while I was at the lands my wife phoned and as soon as I answered she said, ” Your testicles” and then went on to warn me to stay away from Mmoloke and go to the lands where I already was. I reported this incident to the police and they cautioned her,” Kgabo said.
The court further heard of how Moleofi had once requested for counselling from a marriage counsellor who tried to reconcile the fighting couple without much success.
Meanwhile Mmoloke did not deny asking for assistance from Kgabo. She claimed she treated him like a brother and a neighbour because they grew up together. She however promised to stay away from him going forward.
Chief Keabetswe Dihutso ruled that Moleofi had failed to prove her case of marriage wrecking and warned Mmoloke to stay away from another woman’s husband.
The court heard how Mooboletso had once requested for counselling from a marriage counsellor who tried to unite them and the issue was not resolved as the matter was later taken before court.
Mmoloke did not deny asking for assistance from Kgabo, she claimed she treated him like a brother and a neighbour as they grew up together. She promised to stop requesting for any assistance from Kgabo.
In the end Chief Keabetswe Dihutso ruled that Mooboletso had failed to prove her case of marriage wrecking as what she said was just after thoughts. He warned Mmoloke to stay away from Mooboletso’s husband.
After ruling Mooboletso who was impressed that the matter was settled before court said she is going to track the two lovers and concluded saying “ My home has turned sour, I am sleeping alone, I should never ever catch them, if I can catch her!,” she said shaking the head before leaving the court.