Speak of a pool player who decides to “sink” his biological father as opposed to the black ball!
Renowned Bulawayo-based national pool player Clemence Gutse has been slapped with a two year suspension amid revelations that he recently faked his father’s death in a bid to swindle unsuspecting members of the national pool family of cash.
Gutse, who recently joined newly formed Starton Lounge Pool Club, a merger between Dragons and Lounge Sharks, conducted the fiddle using his accomplice’s mobile phone claiming that his father had died in Gweru.
The accomplice is reportedly another well-known billiards player McDonald “Sadam” Muvuti.
The hoax compelled the sympathetic national pool players and officials to consider contributing over $6 000 as money supposedly meant to help the “bereaved” Gutse.
However, it was not long that a family member from the Gutse family raised alarm to dismiss the “sad news”.
While the National Elite Pool Players Association of Zimbabwe (NEPPAZ) saw it fit to punish Gutse, the unsuspecting pool players and officials who had proved to be mortal, were reimbursed their hard earned cash.
“It’s true that Clemence Guste recently faked his father’s death. The development compelled pool players and officials to contribute over $6 000 meant to help the Gutse family in its supposed time of need.
“With some people in the pool fraternity smelling a rat, one of the Gutse family members was quick to raise alarm and dismiss everything. While we are happy that people were reimbursed their hard earned cash, the NEPPZ disciplinary committee saw it fit to hand the player (Clemence) a two-year suspension from the game,” said NEPPZ disciplinary committee member Emmanuel Charuka.