Bonang Matheba couldn't help but cry after Friday morning's #AskAMan feature on her radio show.
The Metro FM DJ, who hosts The Front Row, probably couldn't predict how sad the caller's problem would be. The popular feature, which always trends on social media, sees listeners calling in every weekday asking for advice, especially regarding relationship problems.
The caller, who remained anonymous, has been in a relationship with her man for eight years. The guy cheated on her and even made her best friend pregnant.
The caller and her man had a son together. Unfortunately, their child passed away on Monday due to liver complications. A sum of R16,000 was paid out for the funeral. The caller told Bonang and her team that the guy left with the money and is spending it with his side chick. He's no longer taking her calls.
Bonang said: "Probably one of the saddest #AskAMan we've had. I couldn't hold back the tears."
She was not the only one feeling the caller's pain.
I'm in tears.... Oh God! #AskAMan 💔💔💔😭😭— Tsotso (@Tshego_nette) January 22, 2016
#askaman today😭😭😭💔💔this is inhuman,after 8yrs,HIV pos,4year old son dead and he still does this??ona le pelo empe this man💔— Evelyn Mpudi Bokaba (@Mpudibokaba) January 22, 2016
Oh man today's #AskAMan is so heartbreaking no one should go through this more especially in time of grief!!! So so sad. Very DEEP.— Thabo Kotelo (@ThaboBee) January 22, 2016
Today's #AskAMan Got me in tears. Some People are so cruel For REAL— IG: amothibe (@AmogelangMoza) January 22, 2016
After hearing the story, a lot of people offered to contribute towards the funeral. DJ Fresh has offered to assist financially.
A caller from Pretoria said he'd help with the whole funeral, while another offered to buy a casket. The funeral is supposed to take place this weekend.
It was later discovered that the caller lied about the story. A Metro FM listener took to Facebook to reveal that the lady had called in December, with a similar story.
Bonang took to Twitter to confirm that the caller's story was fake.