Man ,58, demands P24, 000.00 from younger woman for breach of promise
An older man recently dragged his younger girlfriend to court for breach of promise.
58-year-old Tshwenyego Tamelo of Botshabelo ward in Maun is demanding that his former sweetheart, Semakaleng Zambo, 33, pay him P24, 000 for ending their 8- year- long relationship abruptly.
Zambo jilted the 25 years older than Tamelo in March 2013, after he failed to pay P8000 bride price he was charged 2011.
The court heard that Tamelo started a relationship with Zambo in 2005 and the two lived together. After proposing to marry her, he kept postponing payment of lobola until this year when she decided to end the relationship.
The elderly man however claimed in court that the reasons he dilly-dallied to pay was because his lover misbehaved and didn’t treat him with respect.
“At Christmas and Independence Day, she would leave home and stay with her family members and drink all night. Sometimes she would ask children to bring me food instead of doing it herself. The food would arrive from her mum’s house uncovered.” said the ageing man.
He further told the court that he suspected that his girlfriend was having an affair as she was in the habit of receiving phone calls at night and running outside the house to answer them. “I once overheard her telling the caller that it was going to be impossible for them to meet because I was at home,” he said.
The woman’s behaviour, he said, made him think twice about paying lobola. He said he reported her to her parents but while waiting for the parents to intervene, she dumped him.” he revealed.
The younger woman however had a different story too tell. She accused her elderly man of physically abusing her.
He is also ‘childish and greedy.’ she said adding that she did not understand why Tamelo kept his bank balance and the number of his cattle a carefully guarded secret.
“Where on earth have you seen an old man doing shopping for the family? It is a woman’s duty to buy groceries for the house but he insists on doing it.” She charged.
Confronted with the allegations, Tamelo claimed Zambo was irresponsible with money and would rather divert it to personal use instead of buy groceries as expected.
Kgosi Oleyo Ledimo adjourned the case to next week after Tamelo produced a list of expenses on Zambo which includeda a goat which her family ate at a meetings, fuel he used during lobola negotiations and a cow he gave to the family.