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‘Rebecca Malope Reveals That, Vuyo Mokoena Was A Zimbabwean, Who Came To South Africa As A (6) Year Old’
VUYO Mokoena took a secret to his grave only known by his closest gospel music friend ‘Sis Ribbs’ Rebecca Malope, reported a newspaper.
The big secret is that Vuyo Mokoena who passed on in 2008 succumbing to a brain tumor was Zimbabwean by birth.
At the time of his death, he had taken a sabbatical from music as he battled blood cancer and leukemia.
“Vuyo was Zimbabwean. The fact that I didn’t know for years is amazing because I think that he didn’t want to talk about it and I don’t know why. Later on at some stage that’s when I found out that he was Zimbabwean,” said Malope.
Malope said she discovered that Vuyo arrived in South Africa as a child (6 years old) with his father who came in search of greener pastures.
That could be the reason why he was conversant in Shona.
“Every time we were on stage he loved singing Shona songs. That’s when I said OK,” added Malope.
Malope poured her heart out on how Mokoena’s death took her by surprise.
“Vuyo was a very healthy person, he didn’t drink or smoke,” she said.
Malope was in Zimbabwe where she had shows in Harare and Bulawayo celebrating 30 years in the music industry.bulawayo24.
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Scores of Gweru women threw their panties into a grave to accompany a well-known male socialite turning the burial into a strip tease.
Gweru Chairman for Hawkers and Vendors Association John Samabvu was buried at Matapa cemetery.
He was given a playboy send off.
Samabvu was known as ‘Tekere’.
Sources said the women who threw their panties claimed to be Samabvu’s girlfriends.
“Tekere’s colleagues who worked with him sang and danced while carrying his coffin.
“They carried the coffin around the terminus as they celebrated his life” said Brighton Shumba, who attended the burial.
“The drama got interesting when we arrived at the Matapa cemetery.
“One woman removed her panties and threw them inside the grave saying that she was bidding farewell to her former lover.
“Just when everyone was at a loss of words, another woman did the same. About seven women followed suit claiming they were once Tekere’s girlfriends turning the burial into a strip tease”. Samabvu was aged 50.- Source-b-Metro
‘Iam Not Giving Up Until My Husband Is Found. With God On My Side, All Things Are Possible’-Dzamara’s Wife.
Sheffra Mtukudzi, speaks out, in commemorating ayear gone since her husband ‘Itai Dzamara’ was abducted by suspected Mugabe’s state CIO security forces.
Photo-nehandaradio-Demonstrators sing, dance and shout political slogans during a march to mark one year since human rights activist, ‘Itai Dzamara’s dissappearance
“Happy birthday mudhara wedu. It’s a long journey to our freedom. But there is one thing that inspires me from you my Predident. You don’t tire in our fight for a free and just Zimbabwe,” Sikhala said. “You have the spine of a steel. Zimbabwe tested democracy because of your determination. On this day of your birthday, you can reflect the past with pride. You fought a war professors, Doctors and the so called intellectuals failed to reach. You are a true brave soldier. Zimbabwe will never be same. Long live brave soldier!!!”
Tsvangirai is the founding President of the MDC and former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. by Stephen Jakes source-.bulawayo24
Anti-riot police and protestors faced off for over 30 minutes as tension swelled, with the angry crowd demanding to enter the building, where the matter also generated heated debate as opposition MPs queried why Dzamara remained unaccounted for a year after his alleged abduction by suspected State security agents.
The toyi-toying placard-waving demonstrators brought business to a halt in the central business district as they approached the Zanu-PF headquarters, State security offices at Chaminuka Building and Munhumutapa Building.
Tsvangirai took part in a march today commemorate his one year disappearance.
Dzamara went missing following his alleged abduction by suspected State security agents on March 9, 2015.
Twitted Tsvangirai “Today, I joined the Dzamara family and other Zimbabweans in a solidarity march. We demand that the State produces him, dead or alive”.
Several local and international human rights organisations have accused government of doing little to search for him. by Thobekile Zhou- Source-bulawayo24
On Wednesday the 09th of March 2016, a march will be held to commemorate a year since the forced disappearance of Itai Dzamara.
The High Court has ordered the police to allow us to go ahead with the march. We invite all progressive and peace loving Zimbabweans to come and join hands with the Dzamara family.
People will assemble at the Africa unity square at 0900hrs. We shall March from Africa Unity Square up Jason Moyo until we get to Rotten Row then turn right into Samora Machel and then to first street and then to Nelson Mandela and back to Africa unity square for solidarity speeches.
As this is a non-partisian event we urge you NOT TO PUT on party regalia. How ever we urge u to put on yr own church outfits u have one. DONT FORGET YOUR Bibles too.
For more information
Steven Sibanda – 00263772245938
Dr. P. Dzamara 00263772889217