Zimbabwe News

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
team4dfiHow fathers of African origin are coping in the Diaspora – Unpacking the challenges

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