Former Miss Malawi Ella Kabambe has for the first time spoken out on allegations awash on social media that she is breaking a family of 30 years, challenging the anonymous woman circulating the false story to confront her face to face if she is at all real or exist.
The social media especially WhatsApp cross-platform mobile messaging, people have been circulating a letter purportedly written by a woman who accuses Ella is breaking her 30 year old marriage but the said women does not mention her name neither the name of her husband who is said to be having an affair with Ella.
Some gossip sites have gone ahead to publish the story without even making an effort of verifying facts with the former Miss Malawi.
However, Nyasa Times investigations into the matter have revealed that the letter was purportedly written by a member of staff of National Bank of Malawi (NBM) where Ella works as Social Media and Communications Executive.
Sources confided in Nyasa Times that trouble started when the bank top management discussed on promoting Ella and making her face of the bank, a situation which made some employees unhappy.
“She is bright and knows her job plus she is highly educated. She is reading for her Master’s degree now and some people were very edgy when it was suggested that she should be promoted and that she should be the face of the bank. So all this is just trying to frustrate her, that she should leave the bank,” said a source privy to the issue.
“She is not dating any married man and there is no marriage which is breaking. If indeed, she was dating a married man, things would have gotten ugly; there was someone who was beaten up right here at the bank because of dating someone’s husband. This is character assassination, this is office politics gone too far,” added the source.
Nyasa Times also managed to speak to reticent Ella, who was refusing to grant the interview at first, but accepted later on “because I want to clear my name’.
“What I can say is that, this is a very sad situation because I am not dating any married man,” said the former beauty queen.
“If this woman who says I am dating her husband is real or indeed exist, why can’t she come and confront me, and obviously she knows where I work or where I live.
“I am challenging her to come forward and not hide under social media. Why is she hiding her name? What is she afraid of?” said Kabambe.
She also said it is sad that “desperate” people are using social media to tarnish her image.
“For me, this bothers me less because I know whoever is doing this is desperate and that is why they found comfort in social media to peddle lies against me,” she said sounding cool.
“I am in a stable relationship and I am not in a relationship with a married man,” explained the former Miss Malawi.
Asked if she knows that the issue is out of office politics, Ella said she is not aware of any office politics.
“I work normally and I don’t know of any office politics. Whoever is doing this needs deliverance from God because you cannot just wake up and start telling lies against someone, just like that… no no no this is not on,” said Ella.
Ella studied Social Science at the University of Malawi Chancellor College, upon completion nshe worked as a Brands Manager for Universal Industries. There after she moved to National Bank of Malawi .
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