By Tafadzwa Zimoyo
Pokello Nare’s long stay in Ghana with her boyfriend Elikem Kumordzi has raised eyebrows among her fans who said culturally she is setting a bad example amid fears she could be cohabiting.
Traditionally, Pokello was not supposed to stay with her boyfriend until she marries. But so far, the two lovebirds have been gallivanting in Ghana, club hopping and cosying up as seen on the pictures posted on her Facebook page.
It has been more than three weeks since she left Zimbabwe for Ghana where, among other things, she is eking out a living through making appearances at private parties and clubs. Apparently, the “Queen of Swag” wants to venture into clothing business together with her beau.
“I think she has overstayed in Ghana. According to our culture, it is not acceptable for a woman to elope let alone overstay at a boyfriend’s house. Yes, you can visit your boyfriend’s house for formal introductions for two or three days.
“What we are seeing is a bad example of Zimbabwean culture. Maybe the Ghanian tradition is different, but as Africans we share a lot in common. Imagine she is a role model and what example is she setting to the young girls?” said one fan.
She blasted Pokello for “cohabiting”.
“It is unacceptable and not a reflection of Zimbabwean culture or tradition,” she said.
Another fan said the honeymoon was getting out of hand. The couple, who are now called Polikem by their legion of fans, also attended Selly’s birthday party last weekend. Other former housemates who attended the Ghanaian’s birthday bash include Maria, Dillish, Melvin and Bolt.
Meanwhile, Hakeem Mandaza sneaked back into the country last week from his maiden tour of Zambia. Hakeem, who had gone to rekindle his romance with his girlfriend Clementina Mulenga affectionately known as Cleo, was also in Zambia for the past two weeks.
“Cleo travelled to Malawi and is coming end of October. I rushed back home because my son was hospitalised last week, so I had to check up on him. That is why I missed Selly’s party,” he said.
Hakeem, who met some of Cleo’s family members, said he enjoyed his stay in Zambia. Contrary to media reports that Hakeem was not taking a keen interest in Cleo, he said the two had agreed to keep the relationship out of the public glare because they were working on other things.
“We love each other very much. After the show we had been communicating and agreed to keep a low profile especially with the media around us. We have a lot of other things to do right now and when the time comes, the public will know what we want them to know,” he said. The Herald