A GLAMOROUS young woman who married a 92-year-old business tycoon has insisted he is the love of her life.
Eyebrows were raised after Charity Mumba, 29, wed the “very rich” Peter Grooves and a picture of their wedding went viral.
The new Mrs Grooves, who is originally from Zambia, moved to South Africa in search of a new life.
She found it with Peter Grooves, who was described as “very rich” by local media, with a fortune in stocks and shares.
But she has come under fire online after the photograph from their wedding, in South Africa, went viral.
Their marriage follows criticisms in South Africa of a reported trend for young Zambian women to come to the country in search of wealthy, elderly husbands.
Netizen ‘Mtokolo Limpo’ wrote: “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.”
Longlu Vlami said: “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.”
And Mercy Nhlovu added: “That girl must be taken back to Zambia. Rubbish!”
But not everybody was against the match. Tulani Zulu commented: “Nice couple, I see nothing wrong if they love each other.”
Zambia is one of the poorest countries in southern Africa with 68 percent of people living below the poverty line.