A 67-year-old woman identified as Esther Ngqala from Vosloorus, in South Africa, is sad and heartbroken and the reason is that her 40 years husband won’t allow her to watch TV.
Esther Ngqala said she sometimes snuck out of bed just to watch her favourite channel, but when her husband hears the sound, he comes and switches off the TV and takes the remote to bed with him.
“I suffer from depression. The TV stops me from going mad. If I didn’t know better, I’d say he was trying to kill me,” she said.
She said her neighbours tried talking to him, but he just won’t listen. And that when her sister’s kids visit, he doesn’t even let them watch cartoons. They must either watch sport with him or sleep.
Esther’s husband, Nkosinathi Nqola (72) said all he watches is wrestling and horse racing.
When these shows start, he does not want to be disturbed.
“I want to watch my shows in peace. I bought the TV, so no one should give me problems.”
“Everything was fine before he lost his job 10 years ago. He respected me and we communicated properly. Now all he tells me is that he pays for the TV and he will do whatever he wants.”