This hupse ouma says she will fight tooth and nail to win back her 38-year-old berk.
Flora Stanley, 62, says her boyfriend of eight years left her high and dry for a younger goose “he was given” by his pastor.
She has also laid an assault charge against the holy man, who allegedly klapped her in front of his congregants after she confronted him about “stealing” her berk.
The Delft woman believes her lover was doekoemed, but is still in love with her.
“We were in a loving relationship for eight years until last year in August,” she explains.
“I put him out that time because he wasn’t working and depended on me to work and look after him.
“He met this pastor and joined the church and then suddenly had a girlfriend in the church which I believe was instigated by his pastor, Rushlin Arends from Breath of Life Ministries.
“He is dating the girl for eight months now and they are getting married on Saturday.”
Flora – who has two children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren – says on 16 February she confronted the pastor during a church service, but was smacked when she tried to speak to him.
“He klapped me to the ground in front of everyone. My neighbour had to pick me up from the floor,” she says.
She has since made a case at Delft SAPS with the assistance of gender-based violence activists Sulyman Stellenboom and Lamees Moosa.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana confirms the case: “A common assault common case is being investigated after a 62-year-old woman was assaulted by a suspect who is yet to be arrested.”
Flora says the pastor and his male congregants have been sending her insulting messages.
One message on Facebook reads: “Jou verrimpelde koek. Ek sal my skaam, jy’s ’n ouma grooootjie. Jy’s ’n sex maniac. Jou verrimpelde boud. Ek wone wie wil nog tussen dai stink boude lê wat net vel en been is. Jou pornstar, jy moet jou skaam, jy wil ’n young man hê... (sic)”
An upset Flora says: “Die pastor is rou. Hy stuur ook voice notes en vertel my hy gaan my dood bid. What kind of Christian acts like this?”
Pastor Rushlin denies klapping Flora, but says it was done in self-defence.
“She came to the church service drunk, put her fingers in my face and tried to attack me, but I pushed her and she fell. I didn't smack her,” he says.
“She put the boyfriend out and he became a bergie. I took him into the church to live there and then he gave his heart to God and this is where he met the woman in the church and he is marrying her.
“He is doing well, he has a job now and we gave him a house.”
Flora says the pastor is a liegbek and that she wasn’t drunk when he klapped her.
She also denies harassing her ex.
“I know he still loves me, we were going to get married, so this is a breach of promise.
“I believe it's the vuil werk of that pastor. If it wasn't for that pastor who is influencing him, he would be here with me.”