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    #visabae

    She needs our help guys! Or does she?

    This is a story about a beautiful young woman by the name of Rutendo Tichiwangani. You may know her as rlt_ on Instagram and Rlt on YouTube.

    rlt_ / Via instagram.com

    She has amassed 70.6k followers on Instagram and 9k subscribers on YouTube ... as of this time. And it is not hard to see why!

    rlt_ / Via Instagram: @rlt__
    rlt_ / Via Instagram: @rlt__
    rlt_ / Via Instagram: @rlt__
    rlt_ / Via Instagram: @rlt__

    However, these beautiful images are not why we are here for today! This is ...

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    I stumbled across this story as I was doing my daily trawl through the miles and miles of Twitter feed I have to get through daily.

    And I suddenly noticed a hashtag - #visabae

    At what I thought was a cool little advertising ploy from a well known credit card company came a story that has truly ticked off the nation.

    I won't bore you with all of the details - the half hour video is up there for you to enjoy at your leisure. However, let me give the highlights.

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    Rutendo made a heartfelt video explaining her current situation.

    Basically, her visa to stay in the UK is due to expire in one month! And she needs £2300 to pay for it so she can remain in the UK - to which she has started a Gofundme account for.

    Now this is devastating, no one should have to worry about been allowed to stay in their own home - especially when it comes down to money. She has not committed a crime and she did not enter the country illegally.

    However, people have lost a lot of sympathy when they have thought about it and taken a step back.

    Here are just a handful of the thousands of tweets.

    The thing that pisses me off the most about #visabae is the fact that she said she quit her job because it wasn’t for her. She knew she had a visa to pay for and the deadline was coming. So now she’s on YouTube begging people who actually WORK for their money to fund her visa 😐

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    #Visabae I'm sorry but there's something corny about this 1. sis can afford to live in London 2. sis does advertisements for shops & boutiques (I'm sure you get paid) 3. what visa cost £2300 .. receipts please I need answers coz I donated £50

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    6 years x £1.07 = VISA Quick Maths #Visabae

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    I don’t understand. She knew this day was coming but didn’t save?? I’m tired loool #visabae

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    It makes me mad because there are so many legitimate causes that need funding on gofundme that deserve all the help but don't get it. Then you have the #Visabae come and just abuse it because they’re too lazy to work hard meanwhile living a lavish lifestyle

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    Spending money on expensive handbags and shoes VS saving for your Visa #Visabae

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    I wanna know what school #visabae went to 😂😂 "even when I was a child I couldn't go on school trips to like France... Or Barbados" BARBADOS?! https://t.co/NKQ8rYT9cB

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    Some of you are forgetting that she had the responsibility to sort the visa out. Just because she isn’t a influencer doesn’t mean she skips that paperwork. #Visabae

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    She has now even appeared on a UK news show.

    A fashion blogger who has lived in the UK since she was 10, fears she will be deported to Zimbabwe. Rutendo Tichiwangani portrays a luxury lifestyle online - but has now asked her followers for financial help a month before her visa ends. #Visabae | @ClaudiaLizaTV https://t.co/6Fi99JyoRD

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    However, where the negative naysayers are there are always some that will shine some positivity and empathy.

    I actually feel bad for #visabae , Bet the majority of you didn’t even watch the video . Just retweeting to laugh.

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    If you didn’t personally donate to #VisaBae why are you so bitter ? Is it your money

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    #VisaBae If you have never been in that situation you cannot speak. Best wishes Rutendo in your application.

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    I don't know this woman's entire story, and quite frankly does anybody else other than herself. I hope she finds security in life, I hope she gets to stay in the UK and I hope she continues slaying on her Instagram - even that can be done on a budget.