A 19-year-old Ugandan man, Aziz Mawanda, has taken to the media to appeal for financial assistance from his countrymen after he was dumped by his 70-year-old lover, Lisa Larsson, Ugandan media say.
Mr Mawanda says he has been sleeping hungry after running out of finances. The teenager further claims he is suffering from a disease which manifests symptoms similar to elephantiasis, given his legs have swollen.
Mr Mawanda says he is currently staying in a 6-bedroom house in Munyonyo, Kampala. The teenager revealed that the house was acquired by his lover, and she was to spend the 2017 festive season with him, but failed to show up after dumping the teenager.
“I live in a big house with no food,” he said.
“Lisa had settled full year house rent, and now that December is quickly coming to an end, I fear I would be homeless in the next couple of days,” added Mr Mawanda.
“I plead for forgiveness from anyone who was offended by my actions. Head of Imams in Uganda Sheikh Nuhu Batte Muzaata called me out sometime back for dating an elderly woman, but I despised him. I now ask for his forgiveness,” said the 19-year-old.
The young man is reportedly battling drug addiction.
He has advised young men against falling for the allure of easy money that comes with dating wealthy sugar mummies.
“I’d urge the young generation to pursue education to the highest levels they can. There are no effective short cuts in life,” he said.
Mr Mawanda is now contemplating traveling to South Africa “to make ends meet”.
Lisa Larsson, a Swedish national, hit news headlines in August, 2015, when it emerged that she was dating then-28-year-old Ugandan singer Guvnor Ace. The two went separate ways in February, 2016.