Yes, I cheated; I will pay them their monies – Titi
The highly sought woman accused of disappearing with stokvel money, Titi Dlamini, has been traced and found by this newspaper.
Dlamini, in a telephone interview, confirmed that she had left some debts behind at Lobamba and promised to settle them once she has secured money.
Asked about her whereabouts, she refused to disclose her exact location except to say she was visiting a relative at Fonteyn in Mbabane and would be going to Mpolonjeni (Mbabane). Dlamini promised to visit the Swazi Observer offices to provide more clarity on the debts but she never made it and her cellphone rang unanswered yesterday when called.
Acknowledging most of the debts that were reported, she however, denied that she had relocated and escaped. Dlamini also denied some of the debts, saying she would only honour those she was aware of.
“I did not escape; I am trying to raise the money. I didn’t relocate but the father of my children was the one that relocated after Ntsiki grabbed the household appliances; two refrigerators, and told him about my secret affair.
Even though I owed her, it was wrong of her to tell the father of my kids of the affairs I had because she knows that he was my source of income,” she said.
Asked how she was going to settle the debts now that her relationship with the father of her children, who was her source of income, had been ruined, Dlamini said she had asked her uncle who owns public transport business to assist her.
“I am not employed my brother, but I have asked my uncle who owns public transport to assist me.
I have also talked to Mandela and another woman from Elangeni.
There is this person who updates me on what is going on that side, please understand me. I did not escape, I told them that I will pay them,” she said.
She said part of the money was going to be paid by the father of her children as he had also reportedly committed to settling them.
“What made the others to come to you is that they noted the father of my children does not care what they said as he only talked with Ntsiki, saying he will pay her.
The other monies are going to be paid by the father of my children as he agreed to do so as soon as he gets his bonus,” she said.
Chief Police Information and Communications Off i c e r Superintendent Phindile Vilakati said the matter has not been reported to the police but advised people involved in stokvels to keep their monies with the bank as it is safe there.