Zimbabwe News

GoFund Me set up for Peter Chiware to help with body repatriation

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help repatriate the body of Peter Chiware. Peter is to be repatriated from the UK to Zimbabwe, following his death due to covid. The GoFund Me appeal read; “Peter Chiware succumbed to Covid 19 on 08/19 leaving behind his 18 year old daughter and wife after quite a struggle with related complications in Gabarone, Botswana. He had been hospitalized twice as he fought for his life. He will have to be repatriated to Zimbabwe which will be his final resting place. It is always sad when we lose a loved one. The one… Read More
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Shona Ferguson Passes Away … Africa robbed of a film icon

According to Sunday World, Connie Ferguson’s husband, Shona, has passed away. Shona passed away at the Milpark private hospital in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon. The media mogul was admitted there last week after suffering from chest pains. It was later discovered that he had heart problems and he underwent a major heart operation. A source to the family confirmed the matter. “I can confirm that he just died. Connie is busy with the funeral arrangements,” said the source. Attempts to solicit comments from Connie drew a blank as her phone, understandably, just rang unanswered. Earlier this week, Sunday World reported… Read More
team4dfiShona Ferguson Passes Away … Africa robbed of a film icon

GoFundMe set up to help with send-off for UK based woman

A go-fund-me has been set up to help with the send-off of a UK based woman Ozlinah Moyo who passed away recently. In a statement on the go-fund-me website, the appeal by Darren Moyo read “Unfortunately we have lost a beautiful soul. No words can comprehend the pain we are feeling at this tough time. Typing this feels unreal and i would never wish this pain on anyone. As we all know Ozlinah was a joyful , happy and a beautiful woman and she would help anyone without a hesitation. In honours of Ozlinah any donations will help give her… Read More
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GoFundMe for UK man who passed away 10 days after terminal diagnosis

A GoFundMe appeal has been set up for a UK-based man, Mr. Witness Walter Munzara who sadly passed away just 10 days after a terminal diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer. His brother who made the appeal on the GoFundMe website wrote; “My brother Witness Walter Munzara went into hospital two weeks gone with severe abdominal pain which he thought was caused by ulcers and was admitted at Wigan Royal Infirmary Hospital. Following some investigations including scans he was diagnosed with Terminal pancreatic cancer stage 4 last week . The prognosis was very poor ( given weeks of survival) so… Read More
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Remembering International Widows’ Day – Diaspora donates and says “You are never alone”

The emotional and economic effects of widowhood throughout the world are undeniable. This is much so in Africa where men are predominantly breadwinners and when they die, leave a legacy of poverty for families. Widows have an additional burden of emotional turmoil going through grieving whilst upholding tough cultural expectations. It’s not uncommon for widows to be accused of their husbands’ death. This is usually perpetrated by the husband’s family who would normally exclude the widow from inheriting the husband’s estate resulting in economic deprivation and poverty. The economic deprivation is usually also accompanied by the emotional burden of mourning… Read More
team4dfiRemembering International Widows’ Day – Diaspora donates and says “You are never alone”

How fathers of African origin are coping in the Diaspora – Unpacking the challenges

IT IS Fathers’ Day this Sunday, 20 June. Fatherhood is not only a blessing and a full-time assignment that transcends time but an eternal calling. Are the diaspora fathers living up to the challenge or are they caught in a conundrum of socio-dynamics eroding the ‘head of the house’ power-base? Is traditional fatherhood under siege and being debased by a silent socio-phenomenon? The diaspora fatherhood challenges are immense and to unpack the evolving challenges, a panel of experts will on Saturday 19 June at 7 pm UK time tackle the issues head-on as a part of celebrating Fathers’ Day. Hosted… Read More
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Go FundMe for USA based Zimbabwean Mr Eric Gumbo

“No farewell words were spoken, No time to say good bye You were gone before we knew it God knows why.” This was part of the GoFundMe campaign for Eric Gumbo, a Zimbabwean father who passed away in the USA. Funds are being raised to help meet the burial and funeral expenses for Mr Gumbo. The appeal went on to read, “Eric was a gentle, brilliant, and charismatic soul who would always stick to his word. Everyone could depend on him, and above all he was the most caring person one could ever hope to meet. His laughter could light… Read More
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Zimbabwean man who killed wife dies in prison 2 weeks before release

Godfrey Muzhuzha who was based in the UK knifed his ex-wife in front of their then 11 and 7-year-old daughters in 2005. He has been serving a jail sentence and was due to be released in two weeks’ time. His family is appealing for funds to repatriate his remains to Zimbabwe, According to the Go Fund Me appeal, Godfrey ‘suddenly’ passed away.… Read More
team4dfiZimbabwean man who killed wife dies in prison 2 weeks before release