It has come to Tare Mapungwana’s family that GCNW Betty Makoni has embarked on a journey to solicit for donor funds using Tare Mapungwana’s predicament in the name of a film about her ordeal.
On top of Betty Makoni soliciting for donor funds in the name of Tare on twitter and elsewhere here is another appeal for donor funds from her which was published on Zimdiaspora on Tuesday 18 June 2013 saying,
” Members of public who wish to assist Tare, can get in touch with Girl Child Network’s officials on UK phone number +447951522790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Please do not donate.Betty is not even in touch with Tare’s family.I am told they last communicated in 2010 and this is 2013 .Tare’s family in Zimbabwe was not even aware that their daughter’s name was being used to solicit for donor funds by Betty who has resurfaced to use the opportunity of a so called Tare film to dupe unsuspecting members of the public into believing that she is collecting the donor funds for Tare’s cause.
Betty did not get consent from Tare’s family and they have since advised her to stop using their daughter’s name to solicit for donor funds.
I have written evidence from the family to Betty Makoni asking her to stop her behaviour forthwith and I am hoping she obliges.
She is also using Tare’s images of 2009/2010 for the publicity including a picture of her Betty plaiting Tare’s hair.
To all media please be advised that this is a scam by Betty Makoni .If she asks you to publish anything pertaining to this donor funds issue please contact me so that I can give you Tare family’s contacts so that you can confirm with them.
Below is the communication from the family
Hope this message finds you well.
We really appreciate all your efforts during the period we worked together between 2009 and 2010, your support will forever be treasured and remain an important part of Tare’s struggle.
Whatever happened to make your support come to a sudden death was a bitter pill for us to swallow, this brought tears to our faces and a lot more happened but we had already buried and forgot all about it.
Our concern is your recent resurfacing into our ordeal with all your aggressive publicity campaign through the various media. Where were you since 2010. We have been fighting our own war silently and without any publicity through the media and things were working out. You were once our hero but you abandoned us in the midst of the war, our silent fight took us through the rest of 2010, 2011, 2012 and now we are in 2013 without going public nor any of your publicity campaigns. If you want to re-join us in this silent fight you are welcome.
Kindly note that we are not pleased with the recent publicity you gave to our ordeal without our consent nor our slightest knowledge, this must stop forthwith. If you are willing to support us in this fight kindly advise us and we will be willing to work with you for the benefit of Tare.