Kotiz unite to win back hubbies

2017-04-13 06:00
Makotis in Philippi close to Cape Town formed Imizamo Yomama Group. Photo: Lulekwa Mbadamane

Makotis in Philippi close to Cape Town formed Imizamo Yomama Group. Photo: Lulekwa Mbadamane

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Tired of seeing their husbands spending money onunnecessary objects, a group of women decided to do something drastic about it.

Married women from Sweet Homes in Philippi, joined force to form a woman’s only organisation called Imizamo Yomama.

The members contribute a monthly fee and pay out lump sums to two members every month.

Group member Andiswa Rhasimeni-Nozaba (38) said: “Most of our husbands work, but we are unemployed.

“Even though our husbands have jobs, we never see a cent of their money at the end of the month.

“They forget they are married men and spent their money on nyatsis at shebeens.

“Then they would come back home drunk and shout at us. Sometimes we go to bed on empty stomachs.

“So we decided to chase away the nyatsis and get our husbands back.”

The group’s members fork out R500 a month and pay out R5 000 to two members every month.

“We use the money to buy beautiful couches, washing- machines, coffee tables, blankets and cupboards for our homes.

“Since we started this group, our husbands have been giving us their bank cards.

“Now our husbands no longer spend their money on nyatsis, which has strengthened our marriages.”

Busisiwe Wayo-Bheleni (25), another member of the group, said: “Everything at home has been going well since I joined the group. “There are no more nyatsis to waste my husband’s hard-earned money.

“Things are much better now that we have a happy marriage.”

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