G.Z.U former student making waves in the media industry.

by Sharleen Zviwha

Virginia Nyambe, a 24 year old former Great Zimbabwe University student has been making waves in the media industry. She is now a brand ambassador , radio and television personality. She is now a sports presenter at Nation TV, a brand ambassador for Syntax Gas and a producer/presenter at the G.Z.U Campus Radio. She is a role model for those who are also doing Media and Cultural studies at the Great Zimbabwe University. The future is bright for the young lady.

Virgie on talking about her journey.

“O jewa keng?”. A single tweet that changed lady’s life.

by Mokwena Katlego

On 05 January 2019, a single tweet changed Keabetswe’s life, when she tweeted, “o jewa keng”, a Sotho expression that means, “what is bothering you?”. The tweet turned into a global phenomenon and it has sustained  dominance in the digital platform. Social media users have been qouting the tweet since 2019, responding with what is troubling them. Some gather under the tweet to plug other users with job vacancies. The tweet has been helpful as a lot of people got help such as funding and donations after mentioning what was eating them up. The tweet has a lot of engagements and thus  attracting local brands such as , Kotex SA, DSTv SA, Amarula SA, Bernini SA and other brands to use her as their brand ambassador. The young lady is securing the bag. Keabetswe has also bagged an acting role in SABC 2 soapie #Lithapo. (Briefly South African news story about Keabetswe’s campaigns https://www.facebook.com/406181836205726/posts/1988265151330712/?app=fbl)

Keabetswe’s social media links below. Just tap on the social media icons😍.

Pogba, a star the in shadows.

by Donald Muza

It has been a career unlikely for a star of Paul Pogba’s quality at club level as the same cannot be said of him in the national colours of France. While he seeks to win more major trophies, it seems to be unlikely with Manchester United after his agent Mino Riaola publicly spoke of the desire to sell his client to another club. More over Paul Pogba may have already been replaced at Man Utd as the world cup winner failed to make the starting squad on multiple occasions against bigger opponents such as Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. Pogba no longer seems to be a big game player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is already shadowed by the likes of Fred and Mctominay. Even though his quality may be unquestioned, it may be his determination that is a cause for concern. Bruno Fernandez came and has made his mark across Europe, somewhat of an impact Man Utd fans craved from Pogba. On the other end, the market has been hit by the novel corona virus and big clubs like Real Madrid have not been spending any dime. Pogba’s likely destinations are Juventus where he is very welcome but remains to be seen if he can steer such a team to European victory, something Christiano Ronaldo has failed to do. While a move to Real Madrid might be on the cards, he would favour it as he has spoken about it being a dream. Furthermore the hay days have gone and the pillars of the team from defence to strike force are all nearing retirement times (Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos). As Pogba has reached his peak, his next move will be a make or break, a move that will either leave him as a star to have played the game or a legend to have won.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GryFnnF4AB8 ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djcNUSyeONE

Gwanda’s famous comedian launches drug abuse song.

by Mangudze Shammah

Izidakwamizwa song

22 year old Lincoln Magabo, a well known comedian from Gwanda Town has released his song on drug abuse, titled ‘izidakamizwa “. It is more of a warning song, educating the youths on the bad effects of drug consumption.
In his words, “I released this song because I have noticed that the youths of nowadays have popularized drug consumption, it is now a culture of the youths whereby if one does not consume drugs, he or she is considered as an outcast”. The song is described as an awareness song dedicated to the youths, “ SAY NO TO DRUGS.”

Students dumped at the 11th hour.

by Muputeya Pension

Great Zimbabwe University Media and Cultural Studies 2.2 class had no kind words for the organisers of the Tokwe-Mukosi trip slatted for June 29th after the trip was called off on Monday afternoon.
The much waited for trip was part of the class’s course work. The students were scheduled to do a television performance. One of the organizers, Mr T. Zinhumwe, who is also the class lecturer for television broadcasting sent a message via the class rep, Innocent Muraiwa advising him of the immediate termination of the trip. Muraiwa could not stand the heat as soon after his pronouncement.
The group was awash with messages, most class members shouting at the school’s administration. Contacted for comment, Muraiwa said “I don’t have much to say my brother. Just that the whole class is made at the trip organizers because you know everyone was really looking forward to this would-be enlightening tour for us. Of course, they might be justified in a way because they ad been told tat tis time around the tour was going to be successful. But I should also hasten to say tat it was not by design that the trip was cancelled. We are under the Covid 19 pandemic, so the school authorities saw it fit not to risk our lives. Everyone knows tat and I’m sure that is what Mr Zinhumwe said in the message I forwarded to the class group.
Tie trip’s cancellation comes at a time when the country is battling the devastating Covid 19 pandemic. It is also not the first time that the media department at GZU as dumped its students at such a critical moment when everything would have been planned.

Kadewere on to the next level.

by Muza Donald

Courtesy of Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWgON1NBffo

The big move to Lyon for Tino Kadewere came as a shocker and was marginally criticised considering the little experience he had gained to match up the demands of a team of that calibre. Kadewere has however proven critics wrong and proven worthy to lead the Warriors front line in place of Knowledge Musona. He has gone on to make the team of the week on multiple occasions as well as the shortlist for the prestigious Marc-Vivien Foe Award. Whilst it may be debated as to how he will pose on bigger stages like the Champions league, some will overcast that with his performance against a worthy Paris Saint German side in which he was the difference between the two giants when they met earlier on in the season. The young forward possesses much more potential and while he can pick up the pace and match up the likes of Memphis Depay who recently signed for Barcelona, the same clinical efforts will be required of him in his national colours. The Warriors talisman has also shown more hard work off the pitch with the Kadewere Foundation which recently donated playing kit to Harare City FC, a programme that has and will see many benefit from it. Whilst the Foundation is still finding its footing, it comes as a big highlight just how much he is leading on and off the pitch, a criteria that had barely been in light from our sporting stars across the country. The 24 year old has a bigger task ahead of him as he should drive the Warriors to Africa Cup of Nations, a task he has proven capable of handling.

Tino Kadewere

Hounorable Chadzamira speaks on Menstrual Health Management.

by Zvanaka Fortunate

Speaking on the event that took place at Chevron Hotel Masvingo, Hon. E. Chadzamira said, “ Where there is no health, there is no development.” The communities were all encouraged to educate more on the issues of menstrual health and also to do away with social stigma and taboos surrounding menstruation and how it affects women and girls from attending school and work.
The educative function was hosted by Plan International and other organizations such as My Age Zimbabwe were present.
The My Age Zimbabwe had a play on the stigmatization of girls during their period.
The Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council Masvingo was also represented by Mr Chikosi who said that even fathers should be taught about their daughters menstrual issues because thus positive parenting.
Great Zimbabwe University Campus Radio was also represented by Mr. G. Maunganidze who stressed that it is important for community radio stations to demystify and speak about such issues broadly.
The out come of the event included the following results:
1) All organizations to raise awareness on Menstrual Health Management
2) The need to create enabling environment on Menstrual Health 3)Management in work places, churches and homes.
4)The need for different organizations to do resource mobilization for Sexual Reproductive Health Rights mainstreaming of Menstrual Health Management
5)The need to provide media personnel with correct information on Menstrual Health Management.


Luzibolwedu Trust; says NO to child Labour.

by Mlilo Nohlelo


Luzibolwedu Development Trust a non- govermental organisations in June 2021 launched a compaign about # end Childlabour in Matebeland North and South province in Zimbabwe. Many vulnerable children have been pushed into child labour crushing all their dreams. Beauty Ndlovu the CEO of Luzubolwedu development trust said that the Covid-19 pandemjc affected many families, leaving many unemployed and with no income. She says this had a negative impact on childeren’s lives. She states that adults have to find ways to support children and not to push and force them into child labour. The trust is advocating for a Zimbabwe which is free of child labour, protecting children and catering for their needs. https://fb.watch/6mtnGoowOj/

Man caught harvesting, sibling’s piece of land.

by Willard Chikuku

On 24 June 2021,villagers were left tongue-wagging in Mhuka village,Chivi South, Ward 23,when a brother in-law was caught red-handed eating his sister-in-law’s forbidden fruit. The freezing weather that swept through the country could have prompted the two to allow their flesh to find safe heaven in each other. Aleck Mudereri is alleged to have been caught red-handed by his wife . He was making love to his brother’s wife in the late hours of Thursday evening. Champion who works in South Africa had left barely three days ago. Mudereri spent the whole afternoon piping opaque beer before proceeding to his young brother’s house for the night session not knowing his wife had cancelled her church trip.The whole hell broke loose when another man Brighton Munyori who usually finds heaven at the same homestead found that he has been locked outside and jealousy drove him to awaken Mudereri’s wife notifying her where her husband was. Drama ensued at the “booking house” as the ‘cheater’ was thoroughly beaten by his wife who came to the scene clad in battle attire of a pair of trousers to allow her freedom for some karate related movements. After managing to escape from the beatings, Mudereri, his lover and her young daughter’s whereabouts are unknown to the community.