Money suit at Sifiso Ncwane’s funeral

Durban herbalist‚ Andile Dlamini received major criticism on social media for attending Sfiso Ncwane’s funeral in his trademark money suit.

Sfiso’s funeral was held on Saturday morning at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Pictures of Andile and his popular money suit have been circulating on social media and have gotten many tongues wagging.

Many feel that Andile’s attire was “disrespectful”for the occasion.

Earlier this year, people thought it was humorous when Andile showed up to the annual Merto FM awards wearing his money suit.

He certainly did not get away with it this time around.

South Africa gospel hitmaker Sifiso Ncane has died

The South African music industry has lost another musician.

Multi-award winning gospel singer, S’fiso Ncwane has passed on according to a report by Drum Magazine.

The Kulungile Baba hit-maker died earlier today from kidney failure.

More details to follow in tomorrow’s paper.

Mzansi is in total shock! Messages of condolences have been pouring in on social media.

May his soul rest in peace.

@Chymamusique: RIP Sfiso Ncwane #KulungileBaba. I repeat, 2016 is the saddest year for the entertainment/music industry!

@sfiso_sthenjwa: Ahh I am in so much shock Sfiso Ncwane is no more??? May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory this is so hard to believe

@SMothiane: “Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why” Isaiah 57:1 RIP Sfiso Ncwane

@CleopatraDK: Ao bathong! Sfiso Ncwane. I wish he could just tweet and tell us this is all a hoax! What happened guys?

@CharlezSimmons: Sfiso Ncwane is gone !!! Please guys tell me its a hoax i cant deal.Guys lets pray for his family This is too much.

Rest in Peace. In his own words #KulungileBaba

– Daily Sun

Soccer legends invades Gokwe

YESTERYEAR football stars, among them Warriors coach, Kalisto Pasuwa (pictured), invaded Gokwe at the weekend where they played a match against a local select team.
BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE
The cotton-growing area came to a standstill on Sunday, as some of the finest players produced in the country took centre stage.
Pasuwa was joined by former Dynamos star, Masimba Dinyero, former Caps United defenders Dumisani Mpofu, David Sengu and Michael Mavuru, among others.
The legends emerged victorious with a 2-0 scoreline, but for Pasuwa what was more important was talent identification.
Speaking to NewsDaySport, Pasuwa said the purpose of the visit was to identify talent in remote areas and recommend such players to other clubs in the cities.
“We want to help talented youngsters to pursue their dreams. It’s not that we will field them in the national team for the Africa Cup of Nations next year, but to recommend them to other local clubs in the city,” he said.
The organisers of the match, Junior Club proprietor, Jacob Sundawo and former Shabanie Mine and Lancashire Steel midfielder, Albert Mbano thanked the legends for the visit, saying this would encourage players in the area to work hard in pursuing their dreams.
“We are happy to have these legends here and their visit alone will help motivate the younger players,” Sundawo said.
Gokwe is home to prominent players who include Energy Murambadoro, Sebastian Mutizirwa, Mpofu and Tobias Sibanda.

South Africa gospel hitmaker Sifiso Ncwane has died

The South African music industry has lost another musician.

Multi-award winning gospel singer, S’fiso Ncwane has passed on according to a report by Drum Magazine.

The Kulungile Baba hit-maker died earlier today from kidney failure.

More details to follow in tomorrow’s paper.

Mzansi is in total shock! Messages of condolences have been pouring in on social media.

May his soul rest in peace.

@Chymamusique: RIP Sfiso Ncwane #KulungileBaba. I repeat, 2016 is the saddest year for the entertainment/music industry!

@sfiso_sthenjwa: Ahh I am in so much shock Sfiso Ncwane is no more??? May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory this is so hard to believe

@SMothiane: “Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why” Isaiah 57:1 RIP Sfiso Ncwane

@CleopatraDK: Ao bathong! Sfiso Ncwane. I wish he could just tweet and tell us this is all a hoax! What happened guys?

@CharlezSimmons: Sfiso Ncwane is gone !!! Please guys tell me its a hoax i cant deal.Guys lets pray for his family This is too much.

Rest in Peace. In his own words #KulungileBaba

– Daily Sun

Cde Chinx is down with unknown ailment

MY family is in poverty right now. Because of this sickness I’m failing to work yet I’m supposed to be the breadwinner. I have six children here in Chitungwiza and four in Norton plus my two wives, myself and my mother. All these people need to be fed,” said Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira, in an interview with The Sunday Mail Leisure at his home last week.

Rumoured to have died twice in recent years, Cde Chinx says his battle with an unknown ailment since 2013, has sometimes made him wish he would just die as he cannot fend for his family.

“At first they thought it was arthritis, then TB and even gout, but after a series of tests I emerged clean. Now they suspect it is cancer yet still the specialists I have been to are not sure,” said the revolutionary musician.

Cde Chinx says Government has assisted him in getting medical assistance and sending him to the best doctors the country has to offer, yet they all cannot pinpoint exactly what is eating him. He says even the army has intervened.

“I really appreciate all the help I have got and continue to get in as far as getting treatment is concerned. The army has also taken me to its specialists but still they are not certain what I am suffering from. In the end all they give me are painkillers — strong painkillers that require food, food which I do not have,” said Cde Chinx.

The “Roger Confirm” singer says whatever disease he is suffering from makes him weak in the joints. He equates the kind of pain he experiences to being mauled by lions all over the body but without dying.

His wife Patricia, whom he lives with in Chitungwiza said she wonders what kind of pain he undergoes as he cries like a little baby when in agony.

“Vanochema kunge mwana mudiki. Kana kusimuka havasimuke ipapa tinotoita vekuvatakura, vanopera simba. (He cries like a baby when in pain. We have to carry him because he will be too weak),” said Patricia, who met Cde Chinx during the liberation war in Mozambique.

She added: “He is always sleeping, sometimes crying. We don’t even know what to give him, he is the breadwinner. We have no food in the house yet we can’t divert what we have for medicine, we need him to stay alive.”

The desperation has seen Cde Chinx try all avenues including self-styled prophets, apostolic faith churches and other healers.

“The church guys and prophets just say ‘you are healed’ but when I come back home it is still the same, I’m in excruciating pain. I have been to all the popular ones (prophets). However, I do get some relief from traditional medicine but still it is not sufficient.

“What baffles me is that during the war, we were ravaged by sicknesses, terrible diseases that could have wiped us out but we survived. But now in a free Zimbabwe doctors are telling me they can’t detect the ailment. No wonder some people are now saying ‘chivanhu’,” Cde Chinx lamented.

For the pain, Cde Chinx says the doctors have resorted to giving him morphine, a narcotic drug, which is used to treat severe pain as it acts directly on the central nervous system.

Cde Chinx says this drug and others that he has been prescribed make him “very hungry”, but there is not much that can be done as his food cabinet is almost always bare.

“These tablets need food, but I’m unable to work. I get medicine, like I said in that department I have received a lot of help. But if I do not get food this medicine will end up eating me.

“I have a lot of mouths to feed and right now I do not have any peace of mind. I have to wonder where my children and grandchildren will get their next meal. It is really killing me. I’m appealing to anyone out there who can help me in this regard. As soon as I’m fit I will be back at work,” he said.

Cde Chinx says he has a farm in Marondera, has the manpower to at least till a small piece of the land but has no resources.

“Kurara sezvizvi kunoperekedza kuguva (sleeping like this will surely kill me). With medication and food I can get my strength back, finish my album, put something on my farm and stop this begging,” said Cde Chinx.

He says he has recorded a “seven-track scorcher”, just waiting for him to be back on his feet.

“Every time I feel better, I go to the studio. My mind is still sound. I will sing till I die. If my time has come, I will try to die in the studio making some music to leave behind, maybe my family can survive on it. I no longer go into town to record, we use these backyard studios.

“Because I’m sick I can’t travel far, I have to use every second of every minute wisely. However, I have discovered that there are very talented producers here, good instrument players and singers too,” said Cde Chinx.

He says he is also working with the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) band.

“I’m working with ZPCS. We want to release another seven-track album there. Music I believe is what is keeping me alive, so I try to be involved as much as I can.”

Cde Chinx last performed professionally at a national gala held in Harare in 2012. He says he had already begun feeling the symptoms of whatever disease is eating him now.

He is an award-winning artiste having scooped a double from M-Net Africa in the ’90s for his role in the movie “Flame”. In 2005 he received a Silver Jubilee Award at the National Arts Merit Awards (Most Inspiring Song of the Liberation War) for the song “Vanhu Vese Vemu Africa”.

A few years ago he was awarded the Chairman’s Award at the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima), which came with a special gift of a three-bedroomed house in Mabelreign. Although the house has been completed, Cde Chinx is yet to move in.

Sunday Mail

Gweru woman beds husband’s best friend

A naughty married Gweru woman – Stella Zondo bedded her husband’s best friend barely two months after he relocate to South Africa.

Zondo’s illicit affair with Simbarashe Reketai was exposed after her lover’s wife stumbled upon her indecent pictures.

“Mai Rebba (Simbarashe’s wife) got hold of her husband’s phone and was shocked after coming across pictures of Zondo with no clothes on as well as juicy Whatsapp messages.

“Mai Rebba then sent to Mai Tino’s husband (Mike Gavi) and instructed him to keep a tight leash on his wife” said a source familiar with the saga.

Zondo reportedly fled to South Africa.

Source – Byo24News