MIMI Kekana was looking for love and thought she had found it on an online dating site where she met “Dr Tshepo Mohlala”.
The 39-year-old fell for the man who told her his wife had died, leaving him to raise his 11-year-old son alone.
But a Facebook search saved her from more heartache when it turned out that Tshepo Mohlala was not his real name, he was no doctor, and that his wife hadn’t died!
Unfortunately for Mimi she had already lent her fong kong lover R7 000!
Mimi from Mahube Extension 30 in Mamelodi East, Tshwane, said they started communicating on WhatsApp in February.
“He introduced himself as a doctor working at De Wilgers Hospital. He said his wife died in a car accident in 2009 and that he had an 11-year-old son. He sent me a message saying that he had a serious problem and owed Sars R1,2 million.”
Mimi gave him R4 000 to get his bank account unfrozen and the two finally met in March. The relationship quickly grew stronger and she kept supporting him financially. But then things turned sour in June when he left to attend training in Cape Town.
“He stopped chatting to me, but I could see that he was online with other people until late.”
Mimi said then his page was removed from Facebook. But when she searched for his profile using his child’s name, Mimi found him. And it turned out his wife was alive and his real name was Samuel Maleswema.
When Mimi confronted her lover about it, he blocked her number. “I want my money back. He only paid me R250,” she said.
Samuel admitted that he knew Mimi and that she assisted him with money. He denied having an affair with her, saying he worked as a male nurse at the hospital and was happily married. “I said I would pay her back in instalments,” he said.