Bongekile Simelane, popularly known as Babes Wodumo is heartbroken after she mistakenly sent R2 900 000 to a wrong account belonging to a Zimbabwean woman.
The Wololo hitmaker is said to have instructed her management to transfer the money, most of which she made during the festive season. But an error in accounting numbers saw the money being transferred to an account number belonging to a Daniel Sanyati, a Zimbabwean national residing in Limpopo.
Babes Wodumo only realised the error when the intended recipient contacted her to enquire about the payment. The money was meant to be sent to a building contractor as payment for a house Wodumo is building for her parents.
When Wodumo contacted the bank, she was told Daniel had made a cash withdrawal and records showed he had crossed the Beitbridge border into Zimbabwe the same day he made the withdrawal.
A friend said, “She is heartbroken . Her dream was to build a house for her parents and she worked very hard in December to make this happen. Now everything is down the drain”.
A bank employee said it was now extremely difficult to get the money back because the suspect is already out of the country. “Had he been in South Africa, we would possibly get the money back.”, she said.
Babes Wodumo and her management refused to talk to the media.
Source : LiveMonitor