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Cheating husband saves marriage by drinking rat poison

07 May 2015, 08:37

Harare – An unfaithful Victoria Falls man tried to commit suicide after his lies caught up with him, according to reports his wife was also unfaithful after she had her lover sleepover their matrimonial home when her husband went to visit his girlfriend pretending to be going to a funeral vigil.    

According to the Bulawayo 24, the "comedy of horrors" unfolded last week Friday at a house in Chinotimba suburb where puzzled residents gathered to watch as Mbuso Sithole walked in on his wife Sgcebhe Moyo and her boyfriend who were having a good time.

The couples have since made up – after Sithole was saved by his mother who brought him an anecdote after he had drank rat poison in his bid to take his own life.

Narrating his quagmire to the Chronicle Sithole, a vendor popularly known as Maburawa Gadaffi at the Comesa Market Centre in the resort town said that it pained him to find out that his wife was unfaithful.

He said as he slunked home from his girlfriend's house at about 5 the following morning, he felt something was amiss when his wife took long to open the door.

"The next thing, the window opened and a half naked man whom I recognised as Ra, shot out and sprinted away before I could react," said Sithole.

"Yes, it's true that I wanted to commit suicide as I drank rat poison. I've a girlfriend called Blessing Chiedza Banda and on Thursday I told my wife that I was going to a funeral wake when actually I was going to sleep over at her place."

Sithole said he got infuriated when his wife denied anyone had been in the house and suggested that he could have seen a burglar.

"We fought but she vehemently denied that she had a boyfriend in the house. We even went to the house where Ra stays but he fled and he hasn't returned since that day. I suspect he has left town," said a sad looking Sithole.

He said as they were arguing, one of their neighbours called his wife and told her he had spent the night with his girlfriend.

Sithole said his wife went ballistic and threatened to kill herself.

"I told her that it was better for me to kill myself as well because I'd found a man in our house. That's when I rushed to the Old Market where I bought rat poison which I put in a glass of water. I gulped it and locked myself in the bedroom," said Sithole.

Furthermore, Moyo alerted neighbours who forced their way into the house through the window before rushing him to hospital.

Sithole said his mother saved his life after his wife was told there was no medication at Victoria Falls Hospital.

"I wanted to kill myself because I couldn't imagine my wife having a boyfriend," he added.

When The Chronicle caught up with Moyo, she said she had reconciled with her husband.

Moyo said her husband's girlfriend Banda was the one causing problems in her marriage.

The couple later granted a joint interview in which they said they'd put their problems behind them.

Neighbours said Sithole could have saved his marriage by drinking poison as his "near death experience" seemed to have brought the couple closer.

Sithole was discharged from hospital on Sunday.

- News 24

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