The Nation Comes Together to Help MaShelembe. On September 14th, Mmakwethu aired one of their most emotionally draining shows ever. The controversial show which airs on Mzansi Magic, seeks to help married men introduce isithembu (polygamy) to their first wives.
The husband first engages the presenter Musa Mseleku, and explain why he wishes to take another wife. The two men then together discuss how to break the news to the first wife. It’s not always a pleasant meeting, because a lot of secrets are then revealed. In most cases the first wife finds out that the relationship has been going on for years, or worse still, there are even kids involved. Because of culture most of the women have no choice but to accept the situation, no matter the hurt and humiliation it brings them.
Last night’s episode, was however the worst according to viewers. The aspiring polygamist Langa, wanted Musa to assist him in asking his wife, MaShelembe, to accept his mistress MaSithole as his second wife. The worst part is that Lobola has already been paid for MaSithole, without the knowledge of MaShelembe. The potential second wife was also arrogant, and had no remorse none whatsoever to MaShelembe.
The good thing is that MaShelembe packed her bags, and left that toxic environment. Viewers were touched by the whole episode and showed empathy to her. Some people even went to the extend of offering any kind of help to MaShelembe just to restore her dignity. Pledges in the form of jobs, clothes, money and treats has been poring in since the episode aired.
— Bongiwe maNxumalo (@BManxumalo) September 15, 2021
— Nthabi Montsho-Mngoma CEO Soul Inspiration Global (@Soulfulmomentsw) September 14, 2021
The amount of people that are coming out to help uMashelezi is astounding, my goodness! She is getting job offers, some are offering to help her farm, some want to give her land to farm. From Facebook, Twitter, tiktok you guys are unbelievable! It's heartwarming#mnakwethumzansi pic.twitter.com/FHOw9mlXgl
— 🔥Shirley Thickums(ZA) (@SRibons) September 15, 2021
The women in Ladies House on Facebook found maShelembe from #mnakwethumzansi. Someone has offered her a job and a place to stay with her kid in JHB. Others are still trying to find out how they can help her leave that toxic environment! 👏🏽
— iLife-Bigger than us! (@_sinegugum) September 15, 2021
God is great all the time.a certain company has offered Mashelembe a job and she will b relocating to joburg with her child
Special thank you to those who did their part in helping the sister in need.God will bless u more#mnakwethumzansi pic.twitter.com/9fbXyqU1X9
— Modipadi (@Letta59111031) September 15, 2021
— Nina Sedumedi (@sheismadeinsa) September 15, 2021
Big ups to Ladies House Group for reaching out to MaShelembe 👏👏🥰🥰🥰❤️❤️, she’ll be coming this side month end and the ladies are making financial contributions to her , her life is about to change for better…. #Mnakwethu #mnakwethumzansi pic.twitter.com/b3jRKThUfU
— Zamantungwa (@mucheloli) September 15, 2021