Pharaoh’s manager denies Vaino ‘blesser’ claims

07 September 2018 Author   Khanyiswa Mogotsi
A manager at Pharaoh’s Bar and Lounge, has denied claims that businessman, Vaino Nghipondoka, was at the popular hangout spot in Klein Windhoek last weekend, playing the role of a “blesser”.
Thabo Ncube’s comment comes after a video of an unidentified man, who was making it rain for a crowd of people in a nightclub, went viral on social media this week.
Ncube said Nghipondoka was not at Pharaoh’s this past weekend.
“I did not see him. In fact, I have not seen him in the club recently,” the Pharaoh’s manager said.
The Nghipondoka-owned Profile Investment Holdings also issued a press statement on Wednesday distancing the businessman from the claims.
It said the video had injured Nghipondoka’s reputation, and that legal action would be taken to remedy the situation.
The video, which was titled “Vaino Nghipondoka ta havaleke oikumbu (Vaino Nhgipondoka giving money to h**s)”, has since been deleted from the YouTube page it was uploaded on.
Some people on Twitter claimed the people in the video were South Africans and not Namibians.
Others said a possible reason why the video had been removed from the YouTube channel was because its title was insulting and demeaning to women.
The Profile Investment Holdings Executive Chairman has built the company from its humble beginnings nine years ago, to a multi-million dollar empire with tentacles spread across construction, agriculture, tourism, telecoms, IT, food processing and employs over 175 employees.
Through Profile Technologies, he has a 30 percent stake in MTN Namibia, which is about to launch its mobile offering.


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