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HIV+ woman lies about eating cow dung

2012-03-29 09:17

Durban - An HIV-positive woman has admitted that she lied about having to eat cow dung before taking her anti-retrovirals in an attempt to get sympathy.

About one month ago, Sibongile Khumalo, 45, from Hluhluwe caused an outcry when she alleged in a local newspaper that she was so poor that she had to eat cow dung before taking her meds, reported the Daily News.

He story touched many and even prompted a visit by a KwaZulu-Natal MEC.

But it later transpired that there were no cows in the area and locals questioned where Khumalo would have gotten the cow dung.

After admitting that she had lied, Khumalo tried to blame an NGO, saying officials had told her to lie as it would improve her living conditions.

But a founder of Quedusizi, an organisation that provides food parcels, vehemently denied the allegation and said Khumalo should be charged with fraud.

Khumalo received child support grants for four children but a subsequent investigation revealed that she only had one child. 

Khumalo has since been arrested and charged with fraud.
 

Comments
  • schalk.mattheys - 2012-03-29 09:38

    I dont know whether I should laugh or cry...

      philani.goba - 2012-03-29 10:13

      just laugh..this is not worth your tears

      Christopher - 2012-03-29 10:18

      You can laugh, she said she ate cow dung while there were chickens running in her garden!

      Thembisile - 2012-03-29 10:35

      im laughing out loud.lol with me

      lsmkhwanaz - 2012-03-29 10:40

      Laugh...i saw her on tv and almost cried, felt really sorry for her. Pure madness!!!

      Schmee - 2012-03-29 13:17

      Bwah haa ha ha

  • Shanelle - 2012-03-29 09:39

    What a tangled web we weave when we deceive!

  • Deon - 2012-03-29 09:44

    Being poor is not an excuse to commit fraud, rather try to work. Hiv is nowadays a chronic disease and can be controlled.

  • Marion - 2012-03-29 09:45

    The cow dung is going to be distributed very evenly when it hits the fan in this instance.

  • Simthandile Mpondo - 2012-03-29 09:51

    Is this woman normal

  • BubblesdoubleO7 - 2012-03-29 09:53

    This is just a load of BS!!!!

  • Konapi - 2012-03-29 09:55

    Cow dung (ubulongwe) + grants for 4 children = ?????? This is SA, anything is possible!

      Marion - 2012-03-29 10:05

      I saw this woman on tv. Felt very sorry for her. HA !!

      Oom - 2012-03-29 10:23

      Yip over here not even the sky is the limit

  • Senzo - 2012-03-29 10:00

    This is unacceptable. People who really need help are not taken seriously bcause of people lk dis 1. She deserves arrest.

      Marion - 2012-03-29 10:08

      It is because of people like her that all the people who receive legitimate welfare grants have to re-register for their grants. A pox on them.

  • Senzo - 2012-03-29 10:01

    This is unacceptable. People who really need help are not taken seriously bcause of people lk dis 1. She deserves arrest.

  • Adi - 2012-03-29 10:07

    Its a disgrace,cow dung!!!!! X is a fraudster let her be arrested.

      Christo - 2012-03-29 11:26

      Adi sy het maar net n klomp poepholle gevang met haar storie? Why do you want too cruisify her? This woman is poor and desperate. Almal wat hier komentaar lewer se magies is vol geeet? Plaas julle in hierdie vrou se posisie? HIV +and no money? What can she buy with the grant she receive from the state? Not even an old PC? Wat nog te se van duur kos?

      Mike - 2012-03-29 12:12

      Christo can you hear the violins playing?

  • winston.mullany - 2012-03-29 10:08

    There's always beetroot and garlic!

  • Tshe - 2012-03-29 10:11

    Our people, how could they the do this, this is an insult to our HIV POSITIVE let alone the poor of the poorest. at-least her lies caught up with her eventually. who cleverer now?

  • Ashliegh - 2012-03-29 10:13

    pathetic indeed

  • Ashliegh - 2012-03-29 10:15

    this is funny lets laugh at this joke people lol kikikikikikikik

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-03-29 10:20

    Some people will do anything for money

  • sandimzilikazi - 2012-03-29 10:21

    She got more than she bargained for

  • Eric - 2012-03-29 10:21

    TKB! Finish en klaar!

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-03-29 10:27

    She's full of BS. That's why people believed her.

      Ruth - 2012-03-29 17:23

      She's full of BS, or Cow Dung? Lol!

  • Shirley - 2012-03-29 10:28

    Now the shyte is going to hit the fan!

  • Linda - 2012-03-29 10:29

    Disgusting! Is she really HIV+ or trying to get sympathy?

  • muriel.proudfoot - 2012-03-29 10:45

    She should become a sales person or actress! Convincing so many able minded people that she actually ate cow dung is true talent!

  • Nosiphom - 2012-03-29 11:02

    She will just continue to get fed in jail. Release her and cut her grant payment, as that is a much harsher punishment than feeding her in jail.

  • Tawizee - 2012-03-29 11:47

    Can someone confirm if she is really HIV+ already?

  • Rob - 2012-03-29 13:23

    Only following the examples set by (some) of her heros!

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