Must be love: Glamorous young woman, 29, branded a ‘gold digger’ after marrying elderly tycoon, 92


New bride Charity Mumba insists her wealthy hubby is the love of her life — but the internet isn’t having it with some even calling her a ‘disgrace’

Eyebrows across the world have been raised after a 29-year-old woman married a wealthy 92-year-old.

Young bride Charity Mumba has rushed to pour water over suspicions, insisting her new hubby Peter Grooves is the love of her life.

Despite her efforts, Charity has come under fire online after a photogaph from the pair’s wedding in South Africa went viral.

The new Mrs Grooves, originally from Zambia, moved to South Africa in search of a new life — which she found with her husband Peter.

Mr Grooves has been described as “very rich” by local media, thanks to his fortune in stocks and shares.

The controversial wedding comes following a reported trend of young Zambian women moving to South Africa in search of wealthy, elderly partners.

Commenting on the wedding snap online, netizen ‘Mtokolo Limpo’ said: “Zambian women are a disgrace, you come all the way to dine with an old man, what special attention are you going to give him apart from sucking up his money.”

‘Longlu Vlami’ shared their opinion on the matter: “It is sad that women nowadays don’t know how to work hard but just find a life with a finished old man, very soon he is dying and she will inherit his riches.”

And ‘Mercy Nhlovu’ added: “That girl must be taken back to Zambia. Rubbish!”

While the majority of users commenting on the photo were against the match, some thought the couple would make it.

‘Tulani Zulu’ commented: “Nice couple, I see nothing wrong if they love each other.”

Zambia is one of southern Africa’s poorest countries, with 68 per cent of the population living below the poverty line.

Compared to Zambia, South Africa is a rich country.