A 29-year-old Zambian woman has come under fire after a picture emerged of her marrying a ‘wealthy’ businessman who is more than 60 years her senior.
Charity Mumba tied the knot with Peter Grooves, 92, from South Africa.
Mr Grooves, has been described as a ‘very rich man’ after making his fortune in stocks and shares but his total wealth is not clear, says the Dailymail.
Their wedding follows a trend of marriages in South Africa, where young Zambian women are reportedly crossing the borders to search for wealthy elderly partners.
And after a picture of the Mumba and Grooves’ wedding was shared online, it went viral in South Africa with people saying they were shocked by the age-gap.
Writing on Facebook, Mtokolo Limpo said: “Zambian women are a disgrace, you come all the way to dine with an old man. What special attention are you going to give him apart from sucking up his money?”
While Longlu Vlami added: “It is sad that women nowadays don’t know how to work hard but just find a life with a finished old man, very soon he is dying and she will inherit his riches.”
Mercy Nhlovu said: “That girl must be taken back to Zambia. Rubbish!”
However, not everyone was against Mumba’s wedding to Grooves.
Tulani Zulu’ commented: “Nice couple, I see nothing wrong if they love each other.”
Sixty eight percent of Zambians live below the poverty line, leading to sections speculating that Ms Mumba got married to Mr Grooves for his money, and not necessarily love.
South Africa, in contrast, is comparatively rich with 20 per cent of people living in poverty.