In this picture provided to Daily Sun, Maria de Bruyn allegedly attacked a member of the Nkosi family with an axe.

FOR 16 years love was in the air!

But then things turned sour and Benjamin Nkosi ended his affair with his lover, Maria de Bruyn. He kicked her out of the family house in Palm Ridge, Ekurhuleni that he shared with his three kids from a previous relationships. But Maria did not take kindly to being dumped.

She allegedly started terrorising her ex and his children.

“She would come home and insult us and our dad,” said Benjamin’s daughter, Prudence Nkosi. She said the family reported the matter to the police.

“She would be arrested but they would release her on warnings or bail,” she said.

Sadly, last May, Benjamin died and the family thought that would mean an end to the harassment.

Instead, things got worse.

“She now comes with an ax eand demands that we move out. On Sunday she tried to kill me with the axe,” claimed another daughter, Sharon Nkosi.

Daily Sun contacted Maria, who said the Nkosi family were telling lies. She said they were the ones who provoked her. “I am the rightful owner of the house. Benjamin signed the house over to me when we got married,” she claimed.

Police spokesman Captain Aubrey Moopeloa said a case of assault was opened against Maria.

– Daily Sun