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Lola evicted, Oscar trial continues

Main Topix: South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius - The Oscar Pistorius Trial
Lola Chats To Lungile After Her Eviction From The Big Brother Mzansi SecretsJonathan Mbiriyamveka Television A colleague of mine took to Facebook and posted on his wall what ZBC radio and television programming used to be like. He said when everything was “real” way back in time viewers used to have a time of their lives. “The week started with ‘Mukadota Family’ on Mondays, Wednesdays were for an intellectual programme called ‘Guest of the Week’. Thursdays there was a programme called ‘Mvengemvenge’ where the whole family would enjoy local music. Fridays were for ‘Knight Rider’. Without the benefit of proper planning and good material to air, radio and television no longer enjoy the listenership they used to. Today’s presenters need to understand that they communicate effectively by understanding the meaning of words they use. Frankly speaking, with the coming of the new board for ZBC one only hopes for better programming, which is the essence of television nowadays. Oscar Pistorious trial With reality shows becoming popular on our screens it didn’t come as a surprise to see the trial of Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee Olympian, hogging the limelight. Just over a...

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Simba How Dare You . . ?

Main Topix: First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe - Bona And Simbarashe Chikore
0303 1 1 THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH ON TELEMUNDO IN MARCH ON DSTVJonathan Mbiriyamveka TV Greetings it must have been a hectic weekend for a lot of folks. Well, yours truly was in Gweru for a memorial and this means that I didn’t watch the Wedding of the Year live on television. I know a lot of people would have wanted to attend the wedding of President Mugabe’s daughter Bona and Simbarashe Chikore. A lot was being said about the wedding with those who claim to be in the know feeding the rumour mill with lies and half truths, but that’s the nature of any wedding, people always talk. Fortunately, yours truly did not have to rely on the rumour mill on what transpired at the wedding even though I was hundreds of kilometres away from the scene. In fact, my resourceful daughter who is in Grade Two recorded the wedding ceremony on the PVR decoder while she was enjoying her favourite cartoon “Sofia The First”. That’s the beauty of the PVR decoder, you can record two channels while watching a third. This means you don’t miss a thing. And the beauty...

Bona wedding: Motsepe’s presence raises eyebrows

Main Topix: President Robert Mugabe - President Jacob Zuma
HARARE – President Robert Mugabe used his quota of invitations to his daughter, Bona’s wedding to invite a string of wealthy friends and benefactors, including South Africa’s richest black man — mining magnate Patrice Motsepe. The invite to Motsepe, who has a net worth of $2,7bn, according to Forbes’ rich list estimates, raised eyebrows with top government officials saying the wealthy businessman was targeting investments in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, no foreign investor can get huge mining concessions without Mugabe’s signature, and Motsepe who is said to be eyeing the lucrative coal and platinum mining was seen sitting among the most important guests at the wedding in the VVIP enclosure where presidents and former presidents were seated. On Mugabe’s guest list for the wedding of his only daughter Bona, 24, who wed pilot Simbarashe Chikore, 38, was South African tycoon and Soweto-born Motsepe, a lawyer by training and South Africa’s first and only black billionaire. In line with most modern weddings, Mugabe, as father of the bride, was allowed to nominate a group of friends for the ceremony as well as...

Bona Mugabe wedding-Billionaire guest raise eyebrows

Bona Mugabe Wedding Billionaire Guest Raise Eyebrows
Main Topix: Jah Prayzah And Suluman Chimbetu - African Rainbow Minerals
Bona Mugabe Wedding Billionaire Guest Raise EyebrowsPresident Robert Mugabe used his quota of invitations to his daughter, Bona's wedding to invite a string of wealthy friends and benefactors, including South Africa's richest black man - mining magnate Patrice Motsepe.The invite to Motsepe, who has a net worth of $2,7bn, according to Forbes' rich list estimates, raised eyebrows with top government officials saying the wealthy businessman was targeting investments in Zimbabwe.In Zimbabwe, no foreign investor can get huge mining concessions without Mugabe's signature, and Motsepe who is said to be eyeing the lucrative coal and platinum mining was seen sitting among the most important guests at the wedding in the VVIP enclosure where presidents and former presidents were seated.On Mugabe's guest list for the wedding of his only daughter Bona, 24, who wed pilot Simbarashe Chikore, 38, was South African tycoon and Soweto-born Motsepe, a lawyer by training and South Africa's first and only black billionaire.In line with most modern weddings, Mugabe, as father of the bride, was allowed to nominate a group of friends for the ceremony as well as the champagne and canape reception afterwards...

Bona wedding: Motsepe's presence raises eyebrows

Main Topix: African Rainbow Minerals - President Robert Mugabe
HARARE - President Robert Mugabe used his quota of invitations to his daughter, Bona’s wedding to invite a string of wealthy friends and benefactors, including South Africa’s richest black man — mining magnate Patrice Motsepe. The invite to Motsepe, who has a net worth of $2,7bn, according to Forbes’ rich list estimates, raised eyebrows with top government officials saying the wealthy businessman was targeting investments in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, no foreign investor can get huge mining concessions without Mugabe’s signature, and Motsepe who is said to be eyeing the lucrative coal and platinum mining was seen sitting among the most important guests at the wedding in the VVIP enclosure where presidents and former presidents were seated. On Mugabe’s guest list for the wedding of his only daughter Bona, 24, who wed pilot Simbarashe Chikore, 38, was South African tycoon and Soweto-born Motsepe, a lawyer by training and South Africa’s first and only black billionaire. In line with most modern weddings, Mugabe, as father of the bride, was allowed to nominate a group of friends for the ceremony as well as...

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Relive Bona's big day

Main Topix: Bona Mugabe And Simbarashe Chikore - President Mugabe
It was all glitz and glamour at the colourful wedding ceremony of Bona Mugabe and Simbarashe Chikore at President Mugabe’s residence when various musical groups from orchestras, choirs to musical bands and music from visiting disc jockeys thrilled thousands of invited guests. For many of the thousands who attended the wedding ceremony of the two, one would be forgiven to think that it was one of those musical festivals which comes once in a lifetime. Indeed it was a moment to remember as invited guests were treated to some great music from choirs to musical bands. Dubbed the 'wedding of the century,' the joyous occasion saw music from the Police Band who did the champions theme as members of the Chikore and the first family were being welcomed.The hosts jokingly welcomed guests and referred the wedding as the air B&S as Simbarashe Chikore is a pilot.This was all done through the accompaniment of the song; 'I Want to Grow With You' by Sina Choir under the theme, 'The Faithfulness of God.'The song drew a sense of refinement and immediate attention....

Bona's flashy wedding

Main Topix: Zimbabwe Assemblies Of God Africa - Emirates Air And Qatar Airlines
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s only daughter Bona tied the knot yesterday with her fiancé Simbarashe Chikore at a glitzy ceremony attended by some African presidents in Harare. The private media was barred from covering the wedding at Mugabe’s private residence dubbed “Graceland” for its opulence, but part of the ceremony was beamed live on ZTV. Roman Catholic Church vicar-general Father Kennedy Muguti joined the two in holy matrimony. Mugabe was frequently shown on the screen sharing a laugh with his wife Grace. As they shared their vows, Chikore revealed that he could spend six hours on the phone with Bona who did her tertiary education in the Far East. Zambian president Michael Sata, DRC’s Joseph Kabila, South Africa’s Jacob Zuma and Teodore Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of the Equatorial Guinea attended the colourful ceremony. Iconic Congolese musician Kofi Olomide was expected to head the list of high-profile performers at the event. Others included South Africa’s Soweto String Quartet, Jah Prayzah and Sulumani Chimbetu. But mystery persisted about Bona’s husband who last August forked out lobola or bride price, of about $35 000...

Bona Mugabe wedding: Koffi Olomide flies in

President Mugabe Chats With Congolese Musician Koffi Olomide After Their Arrival At Harare International Airport From DRC On Wednesday. The Rhumba Musician Will Perform At Bona’s Wedding To Simba Chikore Tomorrow. — (Picture By Presidential Photographer Joseph Nyadzayo
Main Topix: Information Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo And Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi - Harare International Airport
President Mugabe Chats With Congolese Musician Koffi Olomide After Their Arrival At Harare International Airport From DRC On Wednesday. The Rhumba Musician Will Perform At Bona’s Wedding To Simba Chikore Tomorrow. — (Picture By Presidential Photographer Joseph NyadzayoPRESIDENT Mugabe and the First Lady will roll out the red carpet tomorrow for hundreds of local and international guests who will witness the wedding of their eldest child, Bona. Invitations have gone out to over 4,000 guests – including African Heads of State – for the wedding which will take place in the backdrop of the First Family’s Blue Roof Borrowdale residence in Harare. Bona, 24, has already completed traditional marriage rites with her fiancé, Simbarashe Chikore, an airline pilot. President Mugabe cut short a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, where he was attending a Comesa summit, to return home and personally oversee preparations for the wedding – the first by any of his children. “Yes we came back early, we’ve a wedding on Saturday, you see. We said well, let’s go home early, we’ve beer to brew that’s why we’re here,” President Mugabe said to laughter from delegates who welcomed him at the Harare International Airport on Wednesday night, among them Vice- President Joice Mujuru, Information Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo and Defence Minister Sydney...
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Bona Mugabe’s fiance pays $35k in lobola

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s new son-in-law has reportedly shelled US$35,000 in lobola to marry his daughter, Bona. Simbarashe Chikore, an airline pilot, paid the huge sum during a traditional ceremony at Mugabe’s Zvimba home on August 4, it has been claimed. Chikore, who works for Emirates, flew Bona two years ago from Dubai and the pair swapped numbers. As their relationship blossomed, he was invited for dinner at Mugabe’s Borrowdale home on Independence Day this year. Chikore attends the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa church (ZAOGA). The new couple are set to wed later in the year or early next year, according to relatives. Speaking in a recent TV interview, Mugabe said Bona, 23, would be allowed to choose her husband without interference. She is the first of Mugabe’s three children with First Lady Grace Mugabe. The first couple’s other two children, sons Robert Jnr and Chatunga Bellarmine are still single....

Mugabe gets $35 000 in bridal price for his daughter Bona

President Robert Mugabe received $35 000 and 15 head of cattle in bride price (lobola) for his daughter Bona, in a traditional marriage ceremony which took place two weeks ago at the family’s rural home in Zvimba. The son-in law has been identified as Simbarashe Chikore, a pilot with the Emirates Airlines who is also a Zaoga (Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa) church member. Chikore will have the 15 cattle delivered later. Press reports suggest Bona Mugabe and Chikore’s relationship started and blossomed two years ago when she boarded a plane he was flying on her way to Dubai. However, the friendship developed into an affair until Simba was introduced to the First Family last year. President Mugabe asked Chikore in person whether he was serious about the affair to which he responded positively. Bona’s marriage is a clean break from her mother Grace Marufu who had an affair with Mugabe while his wife Sally was dying of a kidney ailment. The affair resulted in two children, Bona, named after Mugabe’s mother, and Robert Peter, Jr....