A Polokwane man met his own daughter-in-law on a blind date in a hotel bedroom after both of them lied about their real names and sent pictures of other people.
Worse than that, the woman’s husband, who was the man’s son, had suspected his wife of cheating and followed her to the hotel where he found the pair before attacking them.
Prosper Mkhonza, 31, watched his wife enter a hotel bedroom before she changed into a pink bathrobe and headed to another room at a hotel.
When she rang the doorbell and his dad answered, the husband flipped out, beating up both of them before police broke up the fight after being called by hotel staff.
Njabulo Mkhonza, 57, had lost his job two years ago and started chatting online to new people including a woman who he had developed a friendship with – unaware that it was his daughter-in-law and the mother of his grandchild.
She in turn was bored at home being a housewife.
He said: “We eventually agreed to meet for a romantic liaison, but when I opened the door I don’t know if she was more surprised or me. She turned round and ran off down the hallway straight into her husband, my son, who had been following her. He started shouting and then he attacked her, and then he attacked me.”
Police found that the computer records showed the man had used a photograph of a colleague from his army days, claiming he was a widower looking for companionship.
His daughter-in-law ,Karabo 28, said she was a lonely woman called Bongi Sibiya whose husband was imprisoned and she too sent a photograph of a different person.
Propsper was locked up for five days after the attack left his father hospitalized with a head injury and his wife missing two teeth.
A police spokesman added: “We did not think it was wise to let him out immediately and he needed time to cool down.”
Isn’t this a case of misplaced anger… who should he accuse first his wife or father?