Side chicks coin it and live large

2015-04-19 15:00

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R18?000: The amount spent by the side chick in one shop in Sandton.

R7?500: The value of the shopping voucher given to the side chick on Valentine’s Day, before taking the wife out for dinner and presenting her with a R5?000 watch.

Ben Modise’s wife would really like to visit Mozambique, she has been waiting for the trip for some time.

But little does Mrs Modise know that her husband has already spent three nights on the country’s exquisite Bazaruto Island – with his side chick.

But the businessman from Klerksdorp, North West, who is in construction, insists that his stay-at-home wife and two sons are well taken care of.

“In the past two years I have been to Cape Town and Durban as well as Namibia with my side dish and I have only been to the Kruger National Park with my wife and two sons.

“Of all the holidays, the most money was spent on the ones with my side chick,” he confesses.

“Keeping a side chick really does not come cheap. I find myself in a situation where I prioritise my side dish over my wife and do not mind spending most of my money on her.

“She once spent R18?000 in a shop in Sandton when we were shopping. I do not mind because I can afford it and she makes me happy.”

Nonetheless, “I am worried some time that she is benefiting more than my own family”.

The 44-year-old says his side chick told him to give her shopping vouchers because “my gifts did not quite meet her fashion taste and preference”.

“I gave her a R7?500 shopping voucher on Valentine’s Day before I dashed off to take my wife for dinner and presented her with a R5?000 watch. I don’t know how but my side chick always gets the biggest slice,” he admits.

“I find it hard to say no to her regular requests for cash and I think she’s taking advantage of that.

“In December last year I transferred around R15?000 through three transactions into her account because she was travelling with her mother while I dedicated some time to my family.”

Modise says his side chick turns to him when she has family problems. “She asks for money for family functions and her family is aware that I am the funder. Her mother has somehow accepted me as a son-in-law and treats me like one, and I ask myself where her moral values are in this bad deed that we’re busy with.

“I think a lot of my children and my wife but I am at the same time finding some happiness with the other woman. Keeping her has proven expensive but as long as I can afford it, I do not mind.”

Zam Molefe tells a different tale.

“I am the one who runs to her for financial assistance,” says the financial adviser from Soweto.

“I work on my family budget with my wife and I have to lie about something that I need just so I can score R1?000 or so to take my side chick out to dinner or pay for a hotel room.

“I am in essence stealing from my family and feel bad about it but this woman is there for my family and sometimes buys clothes and toys for my daughter,” adds the 41-year-old.

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