After treating prostitutes and friends to expensive champagne and a night-out in Windhoek’s rave spots, Angolan student Manuel Alexander, is being accused of stealing a loaf of bread and eggs from his Congolese housemate, Christophe Kisanga.
Having bragged about spending N$10 000 on booze and call-girls over the Easter weekend, a fight broke out between the two in their Dorado Valley flat where a loaf of bread and eggs were found hidden under Alexander’s study table.
Kisanga says he was shocked to find Alexander had woken up a broke man Tuesday morning, unable to afford a loaf of bread.
“I had left a loaf of bread and eggs in the kitchen when I went to the barbershop, only to find them gone at my return. I asked the girl whose room is next to mine who told me Alex had fried eggs that morning,” says Kisanga.
Alexander became defensive when Kisanga inquired about the missing food, says the Congolese. “I knew his fridge had nothing but dry onions and a half eaten apple and that’s how I knew it has to be him. I asked him politely about my eggs but he got defensive. I had to forcefully search his room to find my loaf of bread and two eggs hidden in a carton under his study table”.
A fight ensued, which left Alexander bruised and the landlady calling in members of City Police, to arrest Kisanga.
“He was asked to open a case but he refused, claiming the food was his when everyone knows he doesn’t buy food. He’s a young boy who likes to blow money on alcohol and prostitutes. There are always prostitutes sleeping in his room, sometimes two at a go,” Kisanga adds.
Though he confirmed splashing the N$10 000, Alexander denies stealing the food.
“The N$10 000 you are talking about is from my personal piggy-bank. I have over N$80 000 in the bank right now; why would I steal food? The food was mine. He knows I like to party and is just jealous of my lifestyle, because I always entertain nice girls in my room while he masturbates in the shower,” fumes Alexander.