By Wilson Kakurira
HARARE – A city woman has caused an outcry after a college student, who is also said to be her boyfriend, allegedly fled home to live with her.
Barbara Chisekayeri (35) of block 29 Zambezi Flats in Mabelreign, is said to be head over heels in love with a University of Zimbabwe student, Allen Kamba (23) and the duo have since moved in to live together.
A source close to Kamba’s family who spoke on condition of anonymity, told H-Metro the affair started long back but people were afraid to tell the student’s mother who is a widow.
“We came to know about the affair when Allen was doing his industrial attachment in town but we were hesitant to blow the whistle because we know that the boy’s mother is a widow and has been struggling a lot to send this kid to school.
“When it started, Allen would be seen frequenting Barbara’s flat and at times would spend some nights there. When his friends realised that he was in love with a sugar mummy, they just left him after efforts to talk to him proved fruitless.
“After months of concealing the affair, it was no longer a secret and the pair would be seen together in different cars going God knows where. What surprised us is that Allen started acting wildly. At first he would come home late in the night but when the affair came to light he then moved permanently to live with the sugar mummy. He no longer cares what people from our neighbourhood or even his mother thinks about what he is doing,” she said.
“We have never seen such madness before in this neighbourhood. The boy Allen is the same age as Barbara’s son but she is in love with him. Barbara is so arrogant that she threatened everyone who confronts her about the issue claiming that she has contacts everywhere and she is untouchable. She brags about the affair as if it is a good thing yet she is destroying the promising future of a young man who is yet to complete his studies.
Allen came back home recently after squandering all the money he earned when he was on attachment with his sugar mummy. Contacted for comment, Barbara dismissed the allegations as baseless. These are just false allegations by haters because I’m not in love with this boy. He is just a friend and I even know his girlfriend, since we live in the same neighbourhood people are bound to have their own misconception about us.
“Allen is studying chemistry and coincidentally that is also my line of work so when he was on attachment, he used to come to me for assistance and I helped him as a friend not a lover. The relationship we have his professional and I am not in love with him.
“People are spreading rumours just to tarnish my image but the truth is that I am not in love with the boy.” she said.
Allen could neither confirm nor deny having an affair with Barbara but resorted to foul language. I do not give a f**k about where you are getting your stories from and I don’t care whether you publish them or not,” he said. H Metro