Songstress Sandra Ndebele has confirmed that the stolen $80 000 (bond) and US$8 330 which recently made waves in the media is actually hers and she wants it back. Ndebele said she handles huge amounts of money as she is a businesswoman amid allegations that she is an illegal forex dealer.
Taking shots at State security agents and policeman for interrogating her, Ndebele accused them of not having their priorities straight.
“I have been silent all along but I have realised that these people are up to no good…Now you find the police and State agents asking me where I got the money instead of investigating the theft of my hard earned money.
“I am now left with no option but to approach the civil court for recourse to recover the money,” she said.
It is believed that sometime last week, one Lindiwe Moyo claimed to have been robbed of $80 000 (bond) and US$ 8 330 after two men and a woman who had given her a lift from Beitbridge to Bulawayo sped off with the suitcase full of the money prior to stopping for recess at Collen Bawn near Gwanda.
It later surfaced that the money belonged to Sandra Ndebele and Moyo is said to have been conducting ‘errands’ on her behalf.
Moyo told the police that Sandra Ndebele was an illegal foreign currency dealer running for a big wig boss in Bulawayo. She also added that the stolen money in question belonged to an influential businessman of Indian origin. However, a livid Ndebele insists the stolen money belonged to her.
“It is a fact that the money which was stolen was mine and I want it back like now. There is something I don’t understand about this whole issue. The incident happened on a Monday but Moyo chose to report the matter to the police only two days later,” she said, adding that it was surprising that the State agents have now turned the heat on her instead of finding the thieves that stole her money.
As many have been questioning how the singer ended up with that amount of money, Ndebele has dismissed allegations that she is an illegal foreign currency dealer claiming that she gets foreign currency when she is preparing for her trips to Dubai and China.
“I am not an illegal money changer, but I am a musician who doubles as a businesswoman. Those who know me will tell you I am in various businesses which give me cash, so honestly having such a huge amount of money in my possession cannot be a question,” she said.