When a friend offered Mozambican Bongiwe Ndlovu a job as her nanny in
Mzansi she was very excited. But when she arrived she was shocked to
discover she wasn’t needed to look after he friend’s children, but to
become her husband’s second wife!
The 22-year-old, who came to South African 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
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.”
Bongiwe told the cops she was locked in her friend’s house after she
refused to become her husband’s second wife. She said although she saw
the husband, he didn’t approach her while she was kept in the house.
After Bongiwe managed to escape she approached a resident and told her the story.
The resident 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.