Hairdressers fight over married cop in love triangle

Philani Mbedzi

A policeman based at Nkulumane Police Station in Bulawayo is at the centre of a love triangle storm following reports that two women-cum-best friends were involved in a bloody fight when they discovered they were both on his books.

The married police officer, Philani Mbedzi’s double-crossing antics were laid bare when two hairdressers, Thandolwenkosi Dube and her best friend only identified as Gugu, fought in public.

The two hairdressers, reportedly working at a salon situated at Sekusile Shopping Centre in Nkulumane suburb, failed to come to terms with the discovery that they were allegedly being “poked” by the same man.

According to a source who also works at the salon, Dube and Gugu clashed after the latter reportedly started bragging how Mbedzi was making her scream in bed.

“He (Mbedzi) was extremely friendly and nice to both of them. Although, he could not openly show it that he was in love with both of them people could tell that Thando (Dube) and Gugu were being doubled-crossed.

“They would show jealousy against each other especially when he (Mbedzi) came to the salon.

Things came to an ugly head when Gugu confided in Dube that she was always going out with Mbedzi,” said a source who begged to remain anonymous for fear of victimisation.

That did not, however, go down well with Dube who later confronted Mbedzi to explain Gugu’s sensational claims.

Thandolwenkosi Dube

Thandolwenkosi Dube

“Mbedzi told her (Dube) that Gugu was the one who had been seducing him. That pushed Dube to quickly confront Gugu who subsequently bragged at her saying she was madly in love with Mbedzi adding that they had been seeing each other for a long time. That incensed Dube, leading them to fight,” added the source.

When B-Metro got hold of Mbedzi, he played the “I’m married” card.

“I don’t want to talk to the media and as a married man I also don’t know those women you are talking about,” he said.

Contacted for comment Dube however, confirmed that she knew Mbedzi before she also corroborated that Gugu was indeed her best friend and they fought after they failed to amicably solve their differences.

When this reporter prodded her to explain her relationship with Mbedzi and the differences which sparked the fight, Dube suddenly dropped the call.

Efforts to get a comment from Gugu were fruitless.