Maneta's VW Beetle: Who bought it?

HARARE - Controversy surrounds the source of the red VW Beetle that last year’s Big Brother contestant Maneta Mazanhi has been spotted driving.

After her acrimonious exit from Big Brother following the violent tiff with fellow Zimbabwean housemate Rockford Josphats popularly known as Roki, Maneta befriended flashy businessman Wicknell B.I.G Chivhayo who promised her a car.

B.I.G told the Daily News yesterday that he had fulfilled his promise but the controversial Maneta denied that the flashy socialite had bought her a car.

“I wanted to buy her a new car which was going for $28 000 but she refused saying the amount was too much”, said B.I.G.

“I then bought her one for $10 000 which was imported by my brother. Even if you go to Zimra you will find names were changed from my brother’s to hers.”

“She said she wanted to use the rest of the money to pay for her school fees. I have already paid her school fees in addition to the red VW Beetle,” he said.

Maneta insisted to the Daily News that the red VW Beetle she is using in fact belongs to her sister.

“Wicknell wanted to buy me a car but I refused because I thought I could put the money to better use. In fact we used the money for my school fees, not a car. The car you saw me driving is my sister’s that is the one I use to move around,” she said.

Maneta is currently studying Corporate Law with the University of South Africa.

The relationship of the two socialites has been a matter of conjecture though the two insist their relationship is that of a brother and sister.

Press reports have suggested the two did not know each other before Maneta’s eviction from Big Brother.

They reportedly established their “platonic relationship” after her return to Zimbabwe from the popular reality show.

Maneta drew the ire of many Zimbabweans while still on Big Brother house due to her constant bickering with the popular singer Roki who many Zimbabweans believed was better placed than Maneta to win the continental reality show.

She also angered the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) after she described the organisation as very corrupt.

After her eviction from the Big Brother, social networks were furious with Maneta who obliged by delaying her return to Zimbabwe.

When she finally returned to her homeland, she had to maintain a low profile as she was receiving threats from Big Brother supporters.

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