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Donel wants to be an inspiration

Donel Mangena with his family Bongani Ndlovu, Showbiz CorrespondentTHE Voice UK star Donel Mangena wants to be an inspiration to a generation through his music career and has set his sights on surpassing global super stars such as Chris Brown and Usher. In doing that, Donel says he wants Zimbabweans to be proud of their country wherever they are in the world. Speaking from his grandmother, Nita Mangena’s home in Bulawayo’s Old Luveve suburb, Donel -who is in the country to visit family – said coming second in the highly rated The Voice UK only gave him the drive to be a better musician and performer. He said he sees himself being better than global superstars such as Usher and Chris Brown and wants to be like the late pop star Michael Jackson. “I want them to say it not only on a small sca...

Weekend of drama

Chicken Inn’s Innocent Mucheneka (left) is challenged for the ball by Ngezi Platinum’s Clive Augusto during a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Luveve Stadium on Saturday. (Pic by Dennis Mudzamiri) Ricky Zililo, Senior Sports ReporterREFEREES appointments came into the spotlight at the weekend with championship chasing Ngezi Platinum Stars causing a 20-minute delay to their league game against Chicken Inn FC at Luveve Stadium on Saturday. Ngezi were questioning the objectivity and impartiality of first assistant referee, Major Mususa, who they alleged is related to FC Platinum general manager, Joseph Mususa, who is a former referee and instructor. With Ngezi hot on the heels of FC Platinum, with the two platinum sides having made the title race a two-team affair, their concerns w...

VIDEO: Hundreds support Nobuntu’s pad bank concert

Nobuntu after their pads bank show at the National Gallery in Bulawayo – Picture by KB Mpofu Bongani Ndlovu, Showbiz CorrespondentALL female Imbube group Nobuntu on Saturday held a concert to raise funds for sanitary wear as part of efforts to establish pad banks at Bulawayo youth centres to help up- and-coming female artistes. The initiative saw fans paying with a pack of sanitary wear or $5 to enter the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo where the  concert was held. At the end of the day they had three baskets filled with sanitary wear amounting to 151 packs and raised $265 towards the cause. The pads will be accessible to up-and- coming female artistes who do rehearsals at youth centres in Bulawayo as some miss these due to their menstrual cycle. Nobuntu’s Duduzile Sibanda-Mothobe...

Bosso’s new find a gem

Kenneth Mhlophe Dumisani Nsingo, Senior ReporterHIGHLANDERS’ new signing Tafadzwa Sibanda did not take time to prove to all and sundry that he is a gem when he was introduced as a second half substitute in a stalemate with Nichrut at Ascot Stadium in Gweru on Saturday. The lanky forward acquired from Zifa Central Region League side TelOne came in as a second half substitute, replacing a struggling Godfrey Makaruse in the 50th minute and in those few minutes, he managed to impress hordes of Bosso’s faithfuls with his superb ball control and off the ball movement. With a bit of luck, he could have scored on his debut when he timed a cross from the right by winger Gabriel Nyoni to perfection but his well calculated diving header was saved by a well positioned Nichrut goalkepper Stanley Chakwa...

Ndoro surfaces at PSL club

Tendai Ndoro Tendai Ndoro has surfaced at one of the SA PSL clubs with a view of joining them this season, following his departure from Ajax Cape Town. The Siya crew has learnt that the striker is at Highlands Park, where he is training under coach Owen da Gama and his technical team. Ndoro is currently a free agent, having parted ways with the Urban Warriors at the end of his contract in June. As reported by the Siya crew, the Lions of the North are one of the clubs that have been interested in the services of the Zimbabwean striker. As previously reported, the former Orlando Pirates man has also been linked to Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Bidvest Wits and SuperSport United. However, according to sources in the know, it seems that the Lions of the North are keen on adding the player ...

Ammara drops single with Mr Eazi

Ammara Brown Tonderai Zvimba, Showbiz ReporterRENOWNED songbird Ammara Brown yesterday released a new song titled, Svoto, featuring Nigerian singer and Leg Over hit-maker Mr Eazi. The “barefoot goddess”, as she is known by many, had not released new music for a while but had been performing at various places around the nation. Svoto is a love song with a vibrant, energetic vibe and a traditional African sound infused with the sungura guitar. Ammara and Mr Eazi met in Zambia last year where they shared the stage and this song is a fruition of that meeting. Ammara held a press conference in Harare yesterday where she spoke about the regional collaborations she has been working on including a song called Kuchururuka” featuring Nigerian dancehall musician Patoranking. The songbird also shed so...

BREAKING: 6 people killed in head-on accident along Masvingo highway

Six people perished, four of them on spot, after the two vehicles they were travelling in were involved in a head-on collision near Mpandawana turn-off along the Harare-Masvingo highway on Saturday. The accident occurred after a Harare-bound Hyundai Tucson with four passengers encroached onto the opposite lane and collided head on with a Mercedes Benz. Police said two passengers died on admission at Driefontein Mission Hospital in Mvuma. Chief national police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the incident in a statement today. More to follow… — Herald Follow @MyZimbabweNews Loading… My Zimbabwe

2018 ELECTION: ‘Why vote rigging evidence has been gathered easily’

ON the eve of the July 30 harmonised elections, former President Robert Mugabe did something peculiar. He called an international Press conference and spoke for over 90 minutes in which he denounced President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa and endorsed MDC Alliance presidential candidate Advocate Nelson Chamisa, while saying nothing against Zanu PF as a party. This was peculiar for a number of reasons. Firstly, his last-minute endorsement was too late to have any meaningful impact on the outcome. Mugabe is a capable student of politics and was not naïve to this reality. Secondly, if Mugabe’s real objective was to assist Chamisa, he would have done exactly what Zanu PF feared by actively campaigning in Mashonaland. He did not. Edmund Kudzayi In all this, Mugabe’s age cannot be ignored. While he a...

FULL STATEMENT: MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa on upcoming election petition hearing

Fellow Zimbabweans, I am deeply touched and encouraged by the tremendous support we continue to receive from the four corners of the country, the continent and the world at large. I fully understand the anxiety of the nation around the upcoming Court Case where we are challenging the subversion of the will of the people by ZEC in cahoots with some rogue elements in our state institutions. I would like to guarantee you that we have put up a very strong case to overturn the electoral fraud. I have put together an A-team of experienced, tried and tested legal experts drawn from the best minds in the region and in the country. These are led by our finest and very best legal minds. This team has been working tirelessly to protect your victory. I have confidence in them and in their assurances. ...

Pray for Zimbabwe, danger is knocking on the nation’s door steps: Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa

142 Shares Popular United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa yesterday, called on Zimbabweans to exercise the highest level of restraint and continue praying for peace to prevail in the coming days saying ‘danger’ is knocking on the nation’s door steps. Speaking to thousands of congregants at the UFI church in Chitungwiza, in a candid cautionary tone, concerning the existing political environment, Prophet Makandiwa pleaded with Zimbabweans to avoid anything to do with bloodshed. “Our nation needs prayers, so sad what we see happening. People are dying while going about their business. Anything can happen. Danger is knocking at our doors. We don’t want to live under threats”, he said, to deafening silence. “We want to be sure we go about our business and st...

Tragedy: Prophet Walter Magaya injured after massive fire broke out at PHD church

143 Shares PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance Ministries canteen was gutted by fired, which nearly destroyed the church’s headquarters in Waterfalls on Friday night. The fire believed to have been caused by an electrical fault was quickly put off by the fire fighters left Prophet Walter Magaya with deep cuts on his two fingers. Prophet Magaya hailed fire fighters for their quick response. “I was at Yadah Hotel when I heard that the canteen was in flames and I want to thank Fire Brigade officers for responding to our call on time,” said Prophet Magaya addressing thousands of people that attended his church service yesterday. “It took me less than ten minutes to get to the church premises and I thank God the road was clear for safe driving. “Most of the people are attending Sunday services fo...

President-elect Mnangagwa under fire over Harare army killings

President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa should take full responsibility for the fatal shooting of six civilians by the army, which occurred in Harare on August 1, during protests by alleged MDC Alliance supporters demanding the immediate release of presidential results. While the army fired live ammunition on unarmed, fleeing civilians — resulting in the death of at least six people — Mnangagwa instead blamed the opposition MDC Alliance for causing the bloodbath. Speaking during Defence Forces Day commemorations at the National Sports Stadium, Mnangagwa said: “I am, however, deeply concerned with the incidents of violence that rocked the streets of Harare at the instigation of some members of the MDC Alliance leadership, which subsequently resulted in the regrettable loss of lives, injury to pe...