Sandra Ndebele has been outed as a money changer after it was revealed that the nearly $90 000 which was stolen last week belonged to her.

Mrs Lindiwe Moyo lost $80 000 (bond) and US$ 8 330 to three suspects who offered her a lift from Beitbridge to Bulawayo only to speed off without her after they had taken a recess in Colleen Bawn.

The Chronicle reports that Sandra had offered the cash  Ms Simangani Gwemende — an illegal money changer. Ms Gwemende said she was employed by Sandra Ndebele to trade the money on the forex black market. She had subcontracted Mrs Moyo — another illegal money changer — to do the job as they have always done.

She said Mrs Moyo lost the money while bringing it back to Sandra who wanted it.

Ms Gwemende said Mrs Ndebele-Sibindi is now demanding that she pays back the money and allegedly forced her to sign an affidavit saying she would pay US$1 000 every day until the “debt” is cleared. 

“I work with Sandra Ndebele the singer. She usually gives me money in cash bond notes or bank transfers so that we can buy US dollars. So I also work with several other people who have their own ways of getting the US dollars. So what happened is that she had given me $100 000 bond notes to change it into forex as usual,” she said.

Ms Gwemende said after buying about US$11 000, Mrs Ndebele-Sibindi demanded the rest of the money but due to commitments elsewhere, she engaged Mrs Moyo to take it to her. But she was robbed.

Ms Gwemende said Mrs Ndebele-Sibindi is now demanding the stolen money in US dollars only and wants US$55 923

“Mrs Ndebele-Sibindi said she doesn’t care about Lindy’s stories as she never engaged her although she knows that this is how we operate. We operate as groups and in my last eight months working with her, I’m not the only one who has been delivering the cash to her. I usually tell her who would be bringing it to her. But because the money has been stolen she blames me alone. She is now demanding that I give her US$1 000 per day and forced me to sign an affidavit to that effect,” Ms Gwemende.

“I Simangani Gwemende acknowledge receiving $55 923 (fifty five thousand nine hundred and twenty three dollars) from Sandra Ndebele (ID number supplied) and promise to pay each and every day any amount I get not less than $1 000 (one thousand dollars) towards my repayment,” reads the affidavit which was signed by a Commissioner of Oaths stationed at ZimPost building in Bulawayo on October 18, 2018. 

But Mrs Ndebele-Sibindi, claimed that she did not know Ms Gwemende and had nothing to do with the issue.