Break-ups are ugly, but the only thing worse than a split is realising that leaving your partner might have been a mistake. When Mzwandile Ngubeni made his way to Witbank to meet Mongezi, he saw this type of regret first hand when the young man opened up about his lost love with Sibongile.
Mongezi wrote to the show in the hopes of getting his very own love back.
A love story gone wrong
Mongezi and Sibongile met at the shops in their local community and for some time, Mongz was in the infamous friend zone. However, over time, he won her over and the two slowly but surely fell in love. Mongezi loved her for her beauty and for the fact that she was such a driven and focused person.
Their six-month relationship looked like it could work out but they found it difficult to go out regularly. However, at some point things began to change. Money was the first factor, as Mongezi wasn’t always employed in their relationship but he claims that Sibongile was willing to move past this.
The communication began to break down and suddenly Sibongile’s behaviour began to change and Mongezi started to believe that perhaps something was happening on the side. After getting fed up, Mongezi let his anger get the better of him and he decided to break up with her.
Can Mongezi win her back?
Mongezi tried to win her back with money and gifts but this didn’t work so he wrote to Love Back as his possible last chance.
When we first met Sibongile, we got to hear her side of the story. One of the things Mongezi omitted is that Sibongile actually found him to be a bit controlling. She accused him of trying to choose her friends.
When he showed up, Sibongile revealed that she was actually scared and shocked to see him. When she revealed why they were meeting up, Sibongile’s reaction said it all. She was silent for a long time.
Her first question was “was there a need for this?”. Mongezi tried to explain that he had pulled out all the stops because he loved her but she did not seem convinced.
Sibongile remains sceptical
She opened up about her concerns and before long, Mzwandile had to step in to mediate the discussion, which was increasingly going in the wrong direction. In the end, Sibongile made it clear that she would be willing to speak to him but did not want to get back with him. At all!
Her reasons were that he was very controlling and he had no respect for her parents. In fact, she didn’t feel safe around him. She made it clear that there was no path back together.
As well as that, she revealed that he had some strange habits, including the way he would show up to her family home unannounced, something she did not appreciate.
Overall, despite Mongezi’s love for her, Sibongile made it clear that she had no intentions of ever getting back together with him. Unlike previous episodes, she had no conditions to her decision and after some time, our brother got the message.
Sibongile, for what it’s worth, believes that you should never stay in a relationship where there is no longer love.
Episode 6 of Love Back S5 is now streaming on Showmax.