Zimbos angered by Our Perfect Wedding “gold digger” episode

Tafadzwa & Martin

Tafadzwa & Martin

Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) wedding reality show, Our Perfect Wedding (OPW), is turning out to be Mzansi’s most controversial reality show, even getting more dramatic than most SABC soapies.

The most recent OPW episode aired last Sunday riled a lot of viewers, especially Zimbabweans, after it emerged that the groom’s family and friends had snubbed him after they labelled the bride – a Zimbabwean, a gold digger.

The wedding was the first interracial wedding on OPW with Martin, 56, marrying his long time love Tafadzwa, 34. The couple met at the bar Tafadzwa worked at and it took some time before she could fall in love.

For Martin on the other hand, it was that first-sight type of attraction.

“I got a message from God that this was the one for me,” said Martin.

Now, Martin had not been in a relationship since 1978 so finding love with Tafadzwa was special on another level for him.

“I’m kind of like his first,” she said.

Before Tafadzwa, Martin was a dishevelled man who didn’t care much for himself but after he found his ‘most loving wife’, he has sworn he will never go back to that life.

The couple said they had faced many obstacles during the course of their relationship, but nothing would stop them from getting married.

“I’m not gonna take any nonsense from anyone about this relationship,” said Martin.

Martin’s only family – his brother – basically shut him out of his life when he started dating Tafadzwa. According to him (the brother) and a few other people, Tafadzwa was a gold digger. The brother had also frozen Martin’s funds to try and prevent him from marrying his lady.

This is what riled many viewers who were moved as the groom – Martin cut a lonely figure at the wedding ceremony, even as he was dressing.

But after the uproar, one of Martin’s brothers, Jeremy Milani has stepped forward to protest the ‘unfair’ criticism.

“I moved from South Africa in 1999. Martin took care of our parents but they passed away many years ago. I helped him financially every time he was in debt and had no money. For the past 15 years, I was the one that was there for him, not this gold digging woman he now calls his wife.

“I flew back to South Africa in October 2015 to meet with him and surprise him. I was concerned about his well-being because he’s never had a girlfriend,” Milani said. Milani alleges that Martin’s wife is a gold digger who is after his brother’s retirement funds which are now in the region of millions.

“My brother met this woman when he went to put money on horses. This woman lived in a room somewhere close to his house. She had very little money and was struggling financially.

“Martin’s biggest mistake was telling her he went on early retirement and he now had over R1.5 million invested for his retirement. She suddenly had a huge interest in dating him.”

Milani also expressed deep concern at how ‘hurriedly’ the marriage was arranged.

And when Milani spoke to Tafadzwa, she ‘claimed’ that she also had money.

“I told her she’s a gold digger because she had no money before she met him, but because he lacked attention, she gave him attention and ‘love’ and because he’s so gullible, he fell for her b*** s*** and lies.”

Seeming to be a bitter brother, Milani said it was disheartening how “Martin couldn’t even help his own niece to lend her some money for her baby, but yet he could spend thousands of rands on a woman who claims to love him?”

He labelled Tafadzwa a scam artiste who is only interested in inheriting Martin’s riches.

Fearing to be labelled a racist because of his reaction, Milani made it clear that he had plenty of black friends.

“Just for the record, I’m not racist. I’ve many black and Asian friends in Canada.” – iMzansi/IOL/Showbiz Reporter.

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  • Mandla Cleo Mafela

    Where is the part about Zimboz being angry about the episode?

    • Jeremy.L. Milani

      Read my recent update

  • gwereza

    Tafadzwa should prove those relatives of his husband by having many children with the guy within a short time and sticking to him into old age to prove that theirs is real love. Hopefully they will realise that Tafadzwa is a good, cultured Zimbabwean woman.

    • Peter

      So why does she want him to go to Canada for 3 months while she has to go back home to have a baby?

    • Peter

      So why does she want to send him ‘away ‘ for 3 months so that she can go back home to have her baby? Why does she not want to take him with?

    • Jeremy.L. Milani

      So to everyone who posted comments in 2016 regarding the infamous wedding of Tafadzwa Hakata to Martin Milani just over one year ago and your reporter stated ‘the joke is on his family’…What do you all have to say now? The ‘marriage’ is in a mess!!! They do not live together anymore, the house that she renovated is sold, Martin is about to get kicked out to the streets by his new ‘family ‘. Now she and Martin txt messages me begging me to help him saying they have no money and asking can I help! Two years ago before she got her claws into him, he had $1.5 million Rands ( she opened businesses, went on exotic vacations, bought cars etc). This was his retirement money she spent in less thsn 2 years. I told you all she was a gold digger. Now that his money is all spent (by her manipulating him and his mind, convincing him that she ‘loves him’). Too late to come crying to me for help. I warned him over and ovet that she was going to scam him. She even lied about having twin babies( posting model babies taken from a Swedish website on her Facebook so that everyone thinks it was her babies). Turns out they have no children. Now she claims to have some form of cancer! I say no more. So much for his new ‘family and friends’ helping him out. My point has been proved

    • Jeremy.L. Milani

      Why don’t you read my recent post about what happened recently

    • Jeremy.L. Milani

      Read the update on I Harare.com. So much for this marriage lasting a lifetime. The bitch spent all his savings now he lives on the streets!

  • matshobane

    WHAT a load rubbish!

    • Peter

      He had full control of his own funds. In 18 months she has helped him ‘spend’ half a million Rands but upgrading the house, purchasing some businesses in her name, bought a car. This is a woman who claims to have her own money ( before she met him). In that case, why Now does she suddenly have money for all this stuff when she could only afford to rent a room somewhere cheap? Get your facts right.

    • Jeremy.L. Milani

      Read my latest post about how this woman scammed him

  • Jeremy.L. Milani

    So to everyone who posted comments in 2016 regarding the infamous wedding of Tafadzwa Hakata to Martin Milani just over one year ago and your reporter stated ‘the joke is on his family’…What do you all have to say now? The ‘marriage’ is in a mess!!! They do not live together anymore, the house that she renovated is sold, Martin is about to get kicked out to the streets by his new ‘family ‘. Now she and Martin txt messages me begging me to help him saying they have no money and asking can I help! Two years ago before she got her claws into him, he had $1.5 million Rands ( she opened businesses, went on exotic vacations, bought cars etc). This was his retirement money she spent in less thsn 2 years. I told you all she was a gold digger. Now that his money is all spent (by her manipulating him and his mind, convincing him that she ‘loves him’). Too late to come crying to me for help. I warned him over and ovet that she was going to scam him. She even lied about having twin babies( posting model babies taken from a Swedish website on her Facebook so that everyone thinks it was her babies). Turns out they have no children. Now she claims to have some form of cancer! I say no more. So much for his new ‘family and friends’ helping him out. My point has been

    • bona pombiyatyoka

      I feel for you man and I’m on your side on this one . What this woman did is no good at all .

      • Jeremy.L. Milani

        Her day will come. God will punish her. Sad to see how my brother has been taken advantage of by this bitch and her evil family and how they have brainwashed him that he does not realize how quick his life saving have gone in just under 2 years. This is why she always avoided me because she knew I could see right through her scam but somehow with “love and attention”: to my brother he fell for it hook, line and sinker. I really hoped and prayed it would work out for him and that she would be a genuine good wife who would make him happy in his old age. He deserved better. Karma is a bitch and she will suffer big in time

  • Jeremy.L. Milani

    And I have the txt from her to prove how she is now begging me for money to help him out.