A 22-year-old Mozambican, Bongiwe Ndlovu who was offered a nanny job in Mzansi by a childhood friend she grew up with in the same village, has expressed her grievance to the police on how her friend tried forcing her to become her husband’s second wife.
According to Daily Sun, Bongiwe was shocked to discover she wasn’t needed to look after her friend’s children, but become her husband’s second wife!
The victim who came to South Africa last month said she was led to believe her childhood friend (23) wanted her to help with her two kids. But when she arrived at her home in Agincourt, Mpumalanga, she was locked up.
After Bongiwe managed to escape, she approached a resident and told her the story. The resident then took her to the Mhala Police Station and she opened a case against her friend. The friend appeared in the Mhala Magistrates Court on Monday and the case was transferred to the regional court.
A police officer, Constable Sonile Usinga said: “The two women grew up in the same village in Mozambique. One of them moved to South Africa, but later went home to offer Bongiwe a job as a nanny for her two kids. She agreed and came to South Africa, but there was no job waiting for her.”
He added that Bongiwe revealed she was locked in her friend’s house after she refused to become the second wife, and although she saw the husband, he didn’t approach her while she was kept in the house.
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