A South African woman who did not want to tell her boyfriend face to face that she wanted to dump him made up a story by pretending to be dead.
When Timothy Malesa (46) arrived at his girlfriend’s house in Winterveld, Tshwane, he was greeted by her son.
“My mum is dead!” the boy told him.
He comforted the sad boy, who claimed she had committed suicide, and went home.
But then he eventually found out that she was indeed alive and well.
The woman apparently faked her own death to break up with him and then she ran away with her new lover.
Timothy confronted the landlord who admitted to Timothy that, yes, his girlfriend had walked out of the yard with another man and, no, she was not dead.
Timothy Malesa who hails from Block B in Mabopane, Tshwane, said she ran away with his laptop, gym bicycle, R1 500 and other items.
“She even stole the laundry basket!” he said.
He said he never thought his lover of two years would do this to him.
“This is like being shot dead by your own bullet,” he said
“I don’t want to see her any more and I don’t love her any more because she stole from me,” he said.
Timothy said he has tried to get hold of her but her phone is always off.
Police spokesman Captain Mavela Masondo said Timothy must go back to the police station and explain to them what happened.
“A case of theft under false pretenses can be opened,” he said.