So much for mar­riage

Mondli’s quickie mar­riage to Mbali is go­ing to leave him hold­ing the baby.

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Mbali tells her baby­daddy, “Let’s get mar­ried”. Mon-Wed SABC1 (*191) 20:30

Poor heart­bro­ken Nosipho Xulu (Nom­pilo Maphumulo) can barely dry her tears be­fore she gets more bad news these days. De­tec­tive Mondli (Them­binkosi Th­wala) dumped her on Tues­day 12 July so that he could stay with his baby­mama Mbali (Lungile Mt­shali). Ex­actly one week later, he asked his cop part­ner De­tec­tive Dhlomo (Don Mlan­geni Nawa) to stand for him in the lobola ne­go­ti­a­tions, and on Wed­nes­day 20 July, Mbali sug­gests that the cou­ple ditch the formalities and get mar­ried in court. But this rush to the al­tar is about to end in a spec­tac­u­lar crash…

QUICKIE WED­DING

On Mon­day 25 July, Mondli agrees to Mbali’s plan and the two head for the near­est mag­is­trate’s court. “She does not want to in­volve her par­ents and her ex-hus­band’s par­ents,” ex­plains Lungile, “so she con­vinces Mondli like, ‘No, this is the best be­cause you know my fam­ily – they will em­bar­rass us. So let’s not do that. Let’s just save money. We’ll go to a mag­is­trate and get it over and done with.’ She just wants to avoid the fam­ily drama.”

SO LONG, MONDLI

But on Wed­nes­day 27 July, Mbali gets a wind­fall that changes ev­ery­thing. “Her mom died a few years ago and now the in­sur­ance com­pany is pay­ing out the money,” re­veals Mbali. On Mon­day 1 Au­gust, Mbali writes Mondli a “Dear John” let­ter and she sets off to travel the world. “When the money comes, she doesn’t even think about the fam­ily, her hus­band. All she thinks about is her­self,” re­veals Lungile. “She writes a let­ter to Mondli and she just leaves… and she doesn’t take her son Si­bongiseni (Qhawe Dubazana) with! Her son has this per­fect fam­ily now, so he might as well stay here now with his fa­ther. They have the house, and he’s go­ing to be pro­tected and well-fed,” ex­plains Lungile. “It has al­ways has been my own dream to travel the world but I would never leave my own son with a man that he barely knows. Yes, Mondli is Si­bongiseni’s fa­ther but he never grew up with him.” Well, that ought to shock Nosipho right out of her tears!

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