No joyful reunion for wife, 76, and hubby of just 34
They say love is blind. But is it possible that a woman who was 42 at the time her husband was in nappies would experience butterflies in her tummy at the sight of him? Or is something dodgy at play? Seventy-six-year-old Zorabebe Maqbool of Ermelo insists she is in love with 34-yearold Adeel Maqbool — and that their sex life is great.
But the South African high commission in Islamabad, Pakistan, has rejected Adeel’s application for a visa, partly because of the age difference.
Documents from the high commission show that the Pakistani’s application was rejected in June because he did not meet financial requirements.
But handwritten notes dated June 23 show he was also turned down because he had no police clearance, failed to turn up for his interview, and is “married to a 76-yearold lady”.
A follow-up letter dated July 14 confirms the rejection.
But Zorabebe said the decision was unfair.
“Age isn’t a problem between us. Those embassy people are jealous. We love each other too much,” she said.
“I can’t live without my 34-year-old husband because he makes me feel younger. He can’t live without me too. I am fit as a horse, every part of me is fine, even our sex life is fine and great.”
She said the pair were “legally married” in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, in 2014.
“We met for the first time in Leandra, Mpumalanga, and we have been living together for six years.
“He went back home to Pakistan because his father passed away and his mother is sick and now the embassy people don’t want to give my husband his visa so he can come back to me.
“I am frustrated, angry and lonely because I miss my husband.
“He doesn’t have a job but helps me sell food at the flea market and we make enough to survive.”
Department of Home Affairs spokesman David Hlabane said it appeared from the information that Adeel did not meet the requirements to secure a relative’s visa.
“His rejection could have been based on a number of factors, including that they did not provide bank statements, for example, which is required.”
Age isn’t a problem between us. Those embassy people are jealous