- A wedding organizer from Cape Town, South Africa, is being accused of taking the clients’ money and not delivering any food or service
- She and her husband were arrested but released after the court didn’t find sufficient criminal evidence
- Many of her clients claim that she owes them large sums of money, however the wedding organizer is almost impossible to reach
Natasha Lombard, a professional wedding planner, has been accused of wrecking weddings after she cheated many couples out of their money by promising to organize the best wedding in the world, only to have the confused guests arrive at an empty wedding hall.
Since she was accused of the crime Mrs. Lombard refunded the N420k the guests paid for food and décor.
Natasha Lombard and her husband Shane were arrested after multiple couples complained about their company’s business practices. However they were released after the court could not find sufficient evidence of the crime.
“Natasha took R10 000 (N247k) worth of stuff from me last year oppie boekie. She paid me R4 000 and then R1 000. She was supposed to pay me back in December, but it’s almost April already and I still haven’t received the other R5 000 (N124k),” said Aziza, one of Natasha’s clients.
"The whole catering she did for these weddings are things she bought from me on credit,” said the cheated woman.
The woman said: “She came here with old cake because when I cut it, the cake fell apart and had peanut butter inside instead of the caramel I asked for. I threw the cake back at her and told her ‘die is mos k** die’.”
When a local newspaper tried to reach Natasha Lombard via email she replied: “If you know your God, ask and all will be revealed to you. I have no reason to hide or run. As a family, we have decided to keep still and allow the allegations and accusations.”
She added: “This is not my battle. I don’t fight the devil, I leave that in God’s Hands.”