OVER the course of their five-year marriage, his wife has left him and their three kids 13 times.
He never knew whether she was going to another man or her parents.
And each time it happened everyone encouraged him to move on with his life.
He couldn’t hold back his tears as he told Daily Sun: “I love this woman too much to let her go just like that. I don’t even care if she has been with another man. I won’t even ask.”
Nicholas claimed he built his wife what became the busiest tavern in the village and never took a cent it made.
“I also gave her a shop and built her a four-roomed house.
“I make my money from ploughing a small plot on the outskirts of the village,” said Nicholas.
His wife Dithole said she would not return to Nicholas.
“He beats me with everything he can get his hands on. When I left him last month he had burnt me with boiling water,” said Dithole.
Social Services spokesman Ronnie Masilela said the department would arrange counselling for the couple.