Sui­cide threats in the mix MIN­IS­TER IN LOVE TRI­AN­GLE

Deputy Min­is­ter of Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions and Postal Ser­vices Stella Nd­abeni-Abra­hams's hus­band al­legedly had sex with youth league leader

Sunday World - - Front Page - By By Ngwako Malatji ng­wakom@sun­day­world.co.za

Deputy min­is­ter of telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions and postal ser­vices Stella Nd­abeni-Abra­hams’s mar­riage to her hus­band Thato Abra­hams has been tossed into the post box of trou­bled nup­tials.

This af­ter she dis­cov­ered that Thato al­legedly bonked ANC Youth League (ANCYL) na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­ber Si­zophila Mkhize in their house in Sil­ver­ton, Pre­to­ria, ear­lier this year.

Af­ter hear­ing that Stella dis­cov­ered the ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fair, and that the deputy min­is­ter posted pic­tures of her on Face­book with funny cap­tions and com­ments, Mkhize al­legedly con­tem­plated tak­ing her own life.

In a mes­sage she ap­par­ently sent to ANCYL pres­i­dent Collen Maine for in­ter­ven­tion, Mkhize asked him to take care of her son and mother.

“I have never thought of tak­ing my own life but this is be­yond me. Please do take care of my mother and my son. I’m sorry I messed up. Maybe I’m a coward but its (sic) ok. I don’t de­serve to live,” it reads.

Maine al­legedly posted this mes­sage on the ANCYL What­sApp group ap­par­ent- ly af­ter a po­lit­i­cal fall­out with her. Maine couldn’t be reached for com­ment.

When con­tacted about Thato’s al­leged in­fi­delity, Stella de­nied any knowl­edge thereof. “Thanks for the info, please do send me the proof of my hus­band’s cheat­ing af­ter your story or when­ever you feel it’s OK. As for me, it’s not about the news but know­ing what hap­pened,” she said in a writ­ten re­ply.

“Maybe your imag­i­na­tion forces you to be­lieve that I also see what you see. If you don’t want to give it to me keep it, maybe it will change your life.

“Just for your in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice, never bring gos­sip about my mar­riage if you can’t help me prove it.”

Mkhize, who is fondly known as Sizo in po­lit­i­cal cir­cles, de­nied she has had an adul­ter­ous af­fair with Thato.

“I have never been in­volved with any Thato, worst Stella Nd­abeni’s hus­band. I guess that an­swers all your ques­tions and there­fore there is no need for me to run to any­one,” said Mkhize in a writ­ten re­ply, adding that the al­le­ga­tions were part of a po­lit­i­cal smear cam­paign to dis­credit her.

“I am also not friends with Stella on Face­book, so I wouldn’t know what she posts, but still it wouldn’t make sense for her to post my pic­ture with such a ref­er­ence.

“Per­haps I should also make it clear that I un­der­stand that these are (sic) dirty pol­i­tics at play. The tim­ing of these fab­ri­cated and pol­ished lies and the per­son men­tioned on it makes it ob­vi­ous that it has ev­ery­thing to do with the up­com­ing na­tional congress of the ANCYL.”

Thato also dis­missed as un­true the al­le­ga­tions that he had a clan­des­tine af­fair with Mkhize. But Sun­day World is in pos­ses­sion of a tor­rent of What­sApp con­ver­sa­tions which seem to prove that the three clashed over in­fi­delity.

Two sources who didn’t want to be named for fear of reprisals said Stella dis­cov­ered about the af­fair when she stum­bled upon nude pic­tures of Mkhize in Thato’s cell­phone in Au­gust.

“Stella lost her phone and Thato bor­rowed her his cell­phone [but he] for­got to delete the raunchy mes­sages and the nude pic­tures in [the phone],” said the source, not­ing that Thato had con­fessed to Stella that he rogered Mkhize in their apart­ment not far from their of­fi­cial res­i­dence in Waterk­loof.

“He went there with her and they had sex. Af­ter their ses­sion he ap­par­ently took nude pic­tures of her and saved them in his cell­phone.”

The other source said Stella was so dev­as­tated about Thato’s al­leged stray­ing ways that she wanted to dump him be­cause she is wor­ried that they didn’t use pro­tec­tion.

But her ret­inue ad­vised her not do so.

“She de­cided to let it slide af­ter hear­ing that Sizo was so em­bar­rassed about what she did and even con­tem­plated sui­cide. But she is still hurt­ing about this,” said the mole.

Collen Maine al­legedly shared a mes­sage pur­ported to be from Mkhize on an ANCYL What­sApp group.

/ Masi Losi

Thato Abra­hams and his wife deputy min­is­ter Stella Nd­abeniAbra­hams at an ANC gala din­ner in East Lon­don.

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