For­eign lec­turer in makhwapheni drama

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What lengths are men will­ing to take in or­der to pro­tect their re­la­tion­ship with a Makhwapheni from their spouse?

A ma­raud­ing Li mkok­wing Uni­ver­sity of Cre­ative Tech­nol­ogy lec­turer al­legedly cre­ated a fake Face­book pro­file with pic­tures of his naked lover in or­der to call her to ‘or­der’ and have her take morn­ing af­ter tablets (MAP), af­ter spend­ing a night to­gether.

The Motswana, who is do­ing a sec­ond stint with the uni­ver­sity, based at Sid­washini as he was once out of con­tract for a while but still re­mained within the coun­try, is al­leged to have done this on Jan­uary 2, af­ter spend­ing a night with the woman he has kept as a girl­friend for a few years.

Black­mail­ing

The pic­tures are posed, which in­di­cate that they were taken with the woman fully aware of what was hap­pen­ing.

How­ever, ac­cord­ing to the young woman, they were not in­tended for pub­lic view­ing, and the lec­turer had pre­vi­ously erased them and al­legedly re­trieved them for the pur­poses of black­mail­ing her.

The young woman said she had been in a re­la­tion­ship with the lec­turer since March 2015 and they had a one-year break.

“I did not know he was mar­ried and only knew that he had a ‘baby­momma’,” said the young woman, adding that their break was large- ly in­flu­enced by this rev­e­la­tion and they re­cently re­sumed the re­la­tion­ship.

She fur­ther al­leged that there were other women in the pic­ture, while mak­ing al­le­ga­tions whose ve­rac­ity could not be as­cer­tained.

Con­doms

When asked how she could have un­pro­tected sex with the lec­turer, whereas she was aware he had other women in his life, she said she was aware that he made them take HIV tests as he was averse to con­dom usage.

“When you start a re­la­tion­ship with him, he re­quires that you take an HIV test and if neg­a­tive, a con­dom is not used,” the woman al­leged dur­ing the start of the week.

She al­leged that she was given E200 by the lec­turer on New Year’s Eve to go en­ter­tain her­self at a club and he later joined her.

There­after, they spent some time to­gether and when she left in the morn­ing, ev­ery­thing was fine.

She re­vealed that she was shocked by the sud­den turn of events, whereas they had spent a great time to­gether am­i­ca­bly when he sent her a Face­book pro­file with pic­tures of her naked.

“I was go­ing to my parental home and he called to tell me he had bought morn­ing af­ter tablets and was bring­ing them to me,” she said.

When she told him that she had passed the area where her flat was si­t­u­ated and was on her way to her parental home, a tirade of threats fol­lowed, with the lec­turer ask­ing her if she wanted to have an­other child with a mar­ried man.

Threat

In What­sApp screen­grabs shared by the woman and con­firmed as authen­tic by the lec­turer as he how­ever said they were not a true re­flec­tion of what hap­pened, the lec­turer threat­ened to meet her mother and in­form her that she was try­ing to have a child with a mar­ried man.

He fur­ther threat­ened to spread her naked pic­tures all over so­cial me­dia, some­thing which would cause her em­bar­rass­ment and di­min­ish her prospects of em­ploy­ment. He fur­ther stated that he did not care much about his own rep­u­ta­tion, as he could leave the coun­try at any time.

In one of the con­ver­sa­tions, he re­minds her that things should not end like this, as she was still within the 72-hours pe­riod for one to avoid con­cep­tion us­ing the morn­ing af­ter tablets.

To prove that he bought her the tablets, he sent a pic­ture of them in his hands.

Due to the trauma of know­ing the ret­ri­bu­tion and the back­lash from so­cial me­dia, the young woman went to the Manzini Bus Rank Po­lice post.

“I spent sev­eral min­utes out­side as I was stressed on how I would be re­ceived,” she said.

She was, how­ever, ac­cord­ingly as­sisted by a po­lice of­fi­cer, who called the lec­turer as he was told to delete the page of pic­tures.

An at­tempt to search for the pro­file which was cre­ated by the lec­turer drew a blank this past week.

A com­puter screen-grab of nude pic­tures which a ma­raud­ing Limkok­wing Uni­ver­sity of Cre­ative Tech­nol­ogy lec­turer al­legedly posted af­ter cre­at­ing a fake Face­book pro­file with pic­tures of his naked lover in or­der to call her to ‘or­der’.

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