A long-distance relationship has resulted in an acrimonious break-up after a Gauteng man accused his ex-lover of selling his sleek Mercedes-Benz.
Tshepo Senatsi from Eveleigh in Boksburg, on the East Rand, opened a case of fraud against his ex-lover Queen Ndlovu, also from Boksburg, for allegedly selling his German machine without his consent.
Senatsi, who works and stays in the UK, said he left his car and house under the care of his ex-girlfriend when he relocated to Europe for work reasons.
He said he didn’t know that accepting the job offer in the UK ministry of defence would cost him the things he worked hard for.
The heart-broken man told Sunday World that the love of his life did not only break his heart but emptied his house while he was grafting across the seas.
Senatsi said he first left thecountry in 2010 to work in the UK and had been visiting to see Ndlovu and his family.
He bought the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe in November 2014 in the UK and then shipped it to Mzansi.
“In 2015, when I went back to the UK, I gave my ex-girlfriend permission touse the car while I’m away. I also left her at my house where she stayed with her son from a previous relationship,”said Senatsi.
“A few months after I left, I realised she was avoiding my calls, especially on weekends. She even blocked me on Facebook. I opened another Facebook account; that’s when I realised there was a new man in her life. Since then, we stopped talking but I had asked my sister to go and get my car.”
Senatsi said his ex-girlfriend allegedly refused to hand over the car to his sister, telling her that the matter was between the two lovers.
“Because I had suspected that the car was no longer there, I then phoned the traff ic department to check the status of the car. That’s when I discovered that its ownership had been changed into my ex-girlfriend’s name.
“The whole thing affected me. I was hurt about the things she did to me, I stopped coming home until recently.”
Senatsi said he came back this month because he wanted closure and to understand why it was easy for her to change the ownership of the
car without his consent.
On arrival to the country, Senatsi opened a case of fraud. Police spokesperson Justice Ramaube confirmed a case of fraud was opened but said no one has been arrested.
Ndlovu said before hanging up: “Sorry I don’t know what you are talking about. I don’t know who that person is or anything about the car.”
By Meta Mphahlele