Gonyeti speaks out on abduction, torture

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BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Top comedienne Samantha “Gonyeti” Kureya of the Bustop TV fame yesterday said the men who abducted her from her home in Mufakose, Harare and assaulted her before abandoning her in Crowborough North Phase 4, warned her against mocking the government through her comedy skits. The bruised Gonyeti told NewsDay Life & Style from her hospital bed at a local health facility that the six men, who abducted and assaulted her with sjamboks after arriving at her home in an Isuzu twin cab truck and another car, said…

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Gonyeti ‘abducted and beaten’ in Harare…. a look at what happened

Gonyeti ‘abducted and beaten’ in Harare…. a look at what happened 2

A Zimbabwean comedian has been found after being abducted and beaten by masked gunmen in the capital Harare, her relatives and colleagues say. Samantha Kureya, known by her stage name “Gonyeti” Samantha Kureya, known by her stage name “Gonyeti”, has been critical of the police and government in her skits. She was taken from her home, beaten and forced to drink sewage before being dumped, her colleague says. In Zimbabwe, comedians have historically found it difficult to make jokes about authority, fearing jail. Related Articles Police have not yet commented…

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Comedian Gonyeti ‘severely beaten’ after abduction by armed and masked men

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HARARE – Comedian Samantha Kureya, popularly known as Gonyeti, was abducted by masked men from her home on Wednesday night, badly beaten and dumped, a media rights group said. The Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) said Gonyeti had been located in Crowbrough North in Harare early Thursday and had been taken to Marimba Police Station. “Unfortunately, she was severely beaten and the extent of injuries is yet to be ascertained. This unwarranted and illegal abduction is just shameful and totally uncalled for,” MISA said. Last week, rights groups and…

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Comedian Baba Tencen arrested on forgery, immigration offences in SA

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HARARE – The comedian Baba Tencen was arrested by South African police for forgery and immigration offences. A video posted online on Sunday showed the comedian, whose real name is Pepukai Zvemhari, being led away by police officers following a confrontation with a group of Zimbabweans. It is not apparent in the video where the incident took place, although it has been claimed on social media that it was in the town of Springs, 50km east of Johannesburg. In the video posted on Facebook and Twitter, Baba Tencen is accused…

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‘I was told I would never walk again’… Clive Chigubu on illness, comedy and finding God

‘I was told I would never walk again’… Clive Chigubu on illness, comedy and finding God 7

By Bruce Ndlovu Everything in life, at least for award winning comedian Clive Chigubu, has the potential to be a joke. Clive Chigubu For example, when medical practitioners told him that he might not able to walk again because of a recurring spinal illness, his first thought was how he would never be able to call himself a stand-up comedian if he could not stand up. Standing up, and not walking, was the first thing that popped into a mind that finds humour even in the joyless occasions and circumstances…

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Gringo features on Village secrets

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By Praise Masvosva Prominent actor Gringo – real name Lazurus Boora – is now featuring in the film titled Village Secrets which is being screened on ZBC TV at 10pm on Tuesdays. Lazarus Boora (centre) going through Village Scerets’ script In an interview, the film producer Leornad Chibamu said Gringo is now part of the project and is acting as Gibbo. “I can confirm that Lazarus Boora is now part of the project as Gibbo. Related Articles “I appointed him as an important actor, who has an array of attributes…

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How a DJ who demanded a bribe sparked the rise of comedian Taffy Theman

How a DJ who demanded a bribe sparked the rise of comedian Taffy Theman 9

By Lance Guma From his base in Australia, multi-talented 29-year-old Tafadzwa Ngubozabo a.k.a Taffy Theman has created hilarious videos targeting President Emmerson Mnangagwa, his predecessor Robert Mugabe, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and many others in the Zanu PF regime. Tafadzwa Ngubozabo a.k.a Taffy Theman Even those in the opposition have not been spared. His opening line ‘Nhau dzichiverengwa neni – the news read by me” endeared him to thousands who soon followed him online. The aptitude he displays in analysing current affairs in Zimbabwe and turning this into skits is…

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Simuka Comedy in stand-up workshops

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By Kundai Marunya One of the pioneering stand-up comedy platforms, Simuka Comedy, will once again boost aspiring comedians with workshops on how to perform and write jokes this month end. Comic Pastor and Doc Vikela This time partnering with Creative Factory Hub, Simuka Comedy is targeting at least 30 comedy enthusiasts who will go through rigorous training on June 28 at the aforementioned hub. Simuka Comedy co-founder Victor Mpofu a.k.a Doc Vikela said the aim at growing the local comedy industry. Related Articles “The main objective is to grow our…

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UK based Zim comedian Munashe Chirisa scores BIG with lead role in Amazon Prime advert

UK based Zim comedian Munashe Chirisa scores BIG with lead role in Amazon Prime advert 11

UK based comedian, actor, dancer, Radio and TV presenter, Munashe Chirisa, is the toast of the Zimbabwean community after landing a leading role in the latest Amazon Prime advert.  UK based comedian, actor, dancer, Radio and TV presenter, Munashe Chirisa With more than 100 million members, Amazon Prime gives customers access to Amazon Prime Video, free shipping, exclusive deals on Amazon Prime Day for around $12.99 per month. Speaking exclusively to Nehanda Radio, Munashe said “It was obviously a difficult auditioning process but the good thing is that I got…

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It’s now a game of elimination: Mai Titi on war with Madam Boss

It’s now a game of elimination: Mai Titi on war with Madam Boss 12

By Trust Khosa Outspoken comedienne Mai Titi says her social media war with Madam Boss is now a game of “elimination”. Mai Titi Mai Titi says she would only stop it once she wins it. She made the declaration in the wake of the new ‘cold war’ with her rival who narrowly escaped an early night attack on Monday at her house in Sunridge. Related Articles “It’s now longer about social media wars but a game of elimination,” said Mai Titi in an interview with H-Metro. Mai Titi laughed at…

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