Love on the side
She may not have made it to second wife status, but shonisani is now mulalo’s mistress.
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oving house is stressful – ask teboho and mulalo (liteboho molise and sydney ramakuwela). the couple’s just moved into their new home and already mulalo can’t wait to escape the stress that his wife’s causing him. “she wanted their own home because she’s always disagreeing with everyone about everything,” sydney explains. but what happens when mulalo’s the only one left to quarrel with? he blows off steam with a little distraction on the side. it doesn’t hurt that his pa is the sweet and submissive shonisani (tshinondiwa thovhakale), whom the family considers a much better bride than the cheeky teboho. when his marriage starts to fall apart on friday 14 november, mulalo struggles to be around teboho and on monday 17 november, she realises she might have to work harder than she was prepared to in order to make her marriage work. and it seems that she should take her efforts up another notch because snubbing her hubby when he needs a date to a prestigious charity dinner could see him ask some hot young thing to go with him on the night. “mulalo asks teboho but she blows him off saying she’s busy packing and that she’ll be too tired for such things,” says sydney. but, accustomed to teboho’s moody behaviour, mulalo isn’t too fazed and while discussing it with shonisani, he decides that he wants her to accompany him to the event. “of course she jumps at the opportunity to be with the guy she loves, if only for one night. so she thinks ‘why not?’” explains tshinondiwa. not to mention that it’ll upset teboho, but isn’t shonisani seeing someone else? and since when is she on a mission to tick teboho off?
shonisani topped the mukwevho elders’ list to be mulalo’s second wife after chief azwindini (gabriel temudzani) was falsely arrested in october last year. mulalo couldn’t be chief without a wife of royal venda blood and shonisani happened to fit the profile. plus, she’s pretty and submissive. “shoni’s the opposite of teboho,” says sydney. “with teboho, they’re always fighting because she’s controlling and she wants everything her way, while shoni has time for mulalo and respects him.” although mulalo decided not to go through with marrying shonisani and
gift that keeps on giving
after shonisani decides to get mulalo a housewarming gift to add something of his personality in his new home, mulalo is so chuffed that he decides it’s time to step up their relationship. “by this point, he doesn’t care anymore when teboho moans and shouts. he just leaves and goes to work to see shoni and comes home late at night after a night of passion, when teboho’s asleep,” sydney says. teboho isn’t keen on going to bed alone and against her better judgement, she tells mulalo on friday 21 november that she wants to start a family. “he doesn’t take her seriously and makes excuses not to have a baby right now, when all along he was the one putting the pressure on teboho to fall pregnant,” sydney explains.
big mistake! as teboho’s anxiety elevates, she confronts her hubby about his behaviour on monday 24 november, but when that doesn’t yield any tangible results, she heads in shonisani’s direction the following day. the demure pa acts cool, calm and collected, “but as soon as teboho leaves, shoni freaks out as she knows what teboho is capable of when it comes to protecting what’s hers,” says tshinondiwa. after all, unhinged teboho has gone to great lengths before to keep her man to herself. like shooting thandaza (sindi dlathu) last year… so who knows what she’ll do when she discovers the truth about shoni and mulalo.
teboho’s attitude isn’t helping things with her