Musician Sandra Ndebele, who was reportedly defrauded of her money by a Bulawayo woman, has dismissed claims that she is a cash baron and a runner for someone in Bulawayo.
By Style correspondent
Sandy, as she is affectionately known, accused the woman identified as Lindiwe Moyo of defrauding her of US$8 330 and $80 000 bond notes. She has
threatened to file a civil suit against Moyo after she failed to honour their agreement that she would return the money in instalments of $1 000 per day.
Moyo, who was travelling from Beitbridge to Bulawayo a fortnight ago with the money stashed in a suitcase, claims she was robbed of the money by two men and a woman when they stopped at Collen Bawn for a recess on their way.
Upon reporting the case to the police, Moyo said Sandy was an illegal forex dealer who is a runner for a top government official.
Speaking to The Standard Style last week, Sandy said Moyo had stage-managed the money disappearance incident.
“From what I see, the whole process was stage-managed. How can one leave such large amounts of money unattended in a car with strangers? she is lying, but I won’t have any of it at all. AlI I want is my money,” she said.
“We agreed that she pays $1 000 per day and she signed an affidavit, but she hasn’t come through. So, I am left with no choice, but to get her arrested.”
Sandy said she was not a forex dealer, but a businesswoman who “makes her own money”.
“I am a professional musician who makes money through music and bookings. I am also a businesswoman in the business of poultry and clothing. That’s where I get money from. I am not a cash baron or a forex dealer.
“I was looking for foreign currency for my travels to Dubai and China where I get some of my stuff. There should be investigations on the disappearance of my money and not where I got my hard-earned money from,” she said.