On the latest episode of the Mzansi Magic reality show, Musa Mseleku is called on by Njabulo Mafuleka. Njabulo isn’t appearing on the show to request permission to take on a second wife. Instead, he wants to introduce his wife to the other woman, who happens to be his wife’s close friend. The audacity!
“I want to introduce my girlfriend to my wife,” Mafuleka confesses. “I think the problem is that she knows the lady I want to introduce her to. They know each other but one is hiding a secret from the other,” says Njabulo.
The consequential affair
Njabulo reveals that he and Phumelele – his wife’s friend – started dating when Phumelele would go visit his wife, Bonisiwe, at their family home.
Njabulo and Phumelele started the affair after a few visits. Bonisiwe did not know what was happening under her nose.
“I’d say that I feel guilty and not guilty at the same time. I feel guilty because it’s someone she knows. I don’t feel guilty because we had agreed that I should find someone,” says Njabulo.
Phumelele tells Mseleku that Njabulo was very intentional with her from the beginning and that he told her that he wants a son from their relationship.
Bonisiwe and Njabulo only have daughters together and he longs to have a son.
“He told me that he wasn’t stringing me along or passing time. He loves me and it’s his wish for us to be a family because he only has daughters. It’s his desire to have a son and maybe God will bless him with a son that will come from me. If Bonisiwe says no, I’ll be heartbroken. I’m not willing to let Njabulo go.”
Njabulo wanting a son from another woman is quite awkward considering that he is the head of the science department at his school. Surely he knows that it is the man’s biology that determines the sex of a child and not the woman’s, right?
The acceptance of betrayal
Phumelele then confesses that it is obvious that she is betraying her friend, as Bonisiwe has confided a lot to her where her marriage is concerned.
“I know her secrets, she tells me everything that goes on in their marriage. Good and bad, and now I’m going to share her husband with her,” says Phumelele.
The disappointment on Bonisiwe’s face when Phumelele is revealed to her as the chosen second wife is palpable.
“You can’t be my friend and have an affair with my husband,” says Boniswe.
At this point, Phumelele is remorseful and apologises to her friend for having betrayed her in such a manner.
Bonisiwe questions Phumelele’s friendship and loyalty and wonders if Phumelele will still respect her, should she bear sons for Njabulo.
“I can’t say what type of person you’ll be tomorrow. Say I accept you and you fall pregnant with a boy, you will start seeing yourself as someone better than me. You will be disrespectful,” says Bonisiwe.
For more drama like this, catch Mnakwethu S2 every Tuesday on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161 and express to DStv online.