CAPS United coach Lloyd Chitembwe says he regrets his decision to send money via EcoCash to a woman in his neighbourhood after this created problems between her and her husband of 10 years.
Chitembwe reportedly sent $1 600 through mobile money service, EcoCash, to Tracy Nyamurowa of Chitungwiza Unit A, where he stays.
Nyamurowa’s husband, Derek Chima, saw the transaction and reacted by divorcing his wife despite the couple having two children.
Chitembwe said the money was meant for sausages that had been bought by his relative. He said:
I am totally disappointed by what is being said pertaining to this matter.
They are fabricating the story to suit what they want in an effort to tarnish my image.
I know the woman since we live in the same hood and nothing else.
The truth is that one of my relatives is a friend to the woman and, one of these days, my relative asked me to send money to her (Nyamurowa’s) EcoCash number.
I was not aware whose EcoCash number it was and that is how the issue started.
This has affected me a lot and I know the people fabricating this story.
Nyamurowa told H-Metro that she never dated Chitembwe yet her husband’s relatives are accusing her of cheating. She said:
I have moved out of my house over accusations that I am dating Lloyd Chitembwe.
I never dated Chitembwe as alleged. My husband saw an Ecocash message on my mobile phone of $1 600 sent by Chitembwe.
Chitembwe has a relative who sells sausages so the relative was the one who requested that the money be sent to my account. That money has caused all this.
My husband’s relatives accused me of cheating, that transaction has contributed to wrecking my marriage.
One of my haters has posted my photograph, attached to that of Chitembwe, with a message that I was caught red-handed, which is false.
I need counselling. I have been emotionally affected by this.