A Mitchells Plain family says a church sister demolished their dad's 60th birthday celebration by serving "hondekos" to their guests.
Patricia van Wyk, 68, says she and her better half, John, asked a lady at their congregation to do the cooking for John's memorable day.
They say Amelia Robertse concurred and they paid her R7 300, which incorporated a starter of haddock and servings of mixed greens, a fundamental course of fried chicken, meat in sauce, rice and two hot vegetable dishes.
Cheesecake was to be served as dessert. The fee was also meant to include snacks at the tables and the decor.
The gathering was held at Garlandale High School corridor in Athlone on 20 October and 40 visitors were expected.
Patricia says the family likewise spent an extra R3 000 on new garments and the birthday cake.
Yet, when they touched base at the venue, the tables were empty and there were no snacks or starters.
The furious wife says she immediately gathered a R700 from relatives to purchase serviettes and snacks for the tables.
“I trusted her because we attend the same Pinkster church in Tafelsig. She is a senior leader, my moederleier,” she told the Daily Voice.
She additionally paid Amelia an additional R300 for fish to serve their Rastafarian visitors, which she said looked like canine food.
What's more, for the treat, rather than cheesecake, visitors were served a dry muffin without custard, since she allegedly forgot the custard at home.
Patricia says a few visitors were even left hungry after Amelia clearly dished a take-away for herself.
Amelia claims she apologized to the family and repaid them however Patricia says this is not the case.
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