A young Zimbabwean woman who flaunted her glamorous lifestyle on Instagram has been forced to beg for $2 300 for her to apply for British citizenship.

Rutendo Tichiwangani said all she posted was fake and she had no penny to her name. She said :”I have been in the UK for 12 years now and I still haven't managed to get citizenship. I have come to the end of my 6 years discretionary leave and to apply for my citizenship I have to pay £2,300. Right now because of the situation I am in I haven't managed to save any money, I lost my job, I am in debt and I can't even get a job right now to work and save. This is because with my visa expiring in a month, no one will hire me temporarily. I have only 1 month left to gather this money and I am running out of time.

She started trending when she posted her plea and was dubbed visa bae. But she has managed to raise about £4 000.