An Otjiwarongo woman, Veno Kavari, recently found out when good things happen to good people, it does not mean they are all God-ordained.
This, after a family friend, Joseph Kamati, started demanding sex from her after buying her a pair of shoes to wear to church.
Kavari (23) says she mentioned to Kamati, in passing, that she needed a decent pair of shoes she could wear to church and the taxi driver offered to buy her some. This was towards the end of January this year.
“He once offered me a free ride from church and within a conversation, I complained about my worn out shoes. I thought he was joking when he asked for my shoe size thereafter,” Kavari submits.
About a week later, Kamati brought her a brand new pair of what she calls ‘Sunday shoes’.
“I was really impressed by his generosity, unaware the shoes had come with strings attached. He said it was the little he could do for a ‘church loving girl’ like me; that it was his way of welcoming me to the neighbourhood and a start of a new friendship,” she narrates.
A few days later, Kavari began to regret accepting her new friend’s kind gesture, as Kamati started to bombard her with inappropriate text messages and phone calls.
“He calls during inappropriate times and sends me weird text messages at ungodly hours.”
Last week, Kavari received several text messages from Kamati, of which one read: “(sic)I like u that is why I bought the shoes. All I want is for u to come spend a night with me at my place, I really like u dear.”
Kamati admits to sending the text message but has sworn they were not meant to irk the lady; “I did send the messages but I swear I was just playing. We send each other such messages all the time, even though we are both involved in relationships. So I do not understand why she would make all these claims. This is not a story she should have taken to the newspapers, even”.
Kamati has also vowed to refrain from texting Kavari.