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Couple makes Zimbos believe in romance



Makhosana Mguni and Belinda Nyoni

It was a feel-good pick me up a story that began the year for Zimbabweans on a high as it was filled with romance, love, and commitment, fulfilling most women’s fantasy of the perfect proposal.

This is the story of Makhosana Mguni (27) and his fiancée Belinda Nyoni (24), who are now famously known across the country as the Chicken Inn proposal couple.

What started off as an act to publicly declare his love and affection for a woman he describes as his everything on December 26, 2018, at Chicken Inn Drive Thru, quickly trended on the Internet as Makhosana’s picture on bended knee was plastered on social media platforms.

The proposal, Makhosana said was a culmination of a six-year relationship that is filled with love between neighbours who live in Bulawayo’s Nketa 6 suburb.

“We actually met six years ago. The first time I saw her was at Chicken Inn 8th Avenue. I relocated to South Africa two years later where I’m now based and we kept in touch on the phone, through calls and WhatsApp.

“Once in a while, I’d send her gifts,” said Makhosana Mguni who is an aspiring pastor at the Assemblies of Glory Pentecostal Church.

Belinda who refers to her partner as MK said: “We live close to each other in Nketa and when we met at Chicken Inn six years ago, I didn’t know that he had been ‘checking me out’ in the neighbourhood.

I think when he saw me there, he then took advantage of the fact that we were at a place where there weren’t people who knew us,” said Belinda, a devout Seventh Day Adventist.

MK said he used to admire Belinda from afar and promised himself that one day, he would talk to her.

“I used to see her in the neighbourhood when I was with my friends. I’d tell them that I liked her and she had captured my heart. However, I couldn’t gather the strength to approach her when we were in Nketa 6.

“When I saw her at Chicken Inn, it was a perfect moment as she wasn’t with her friends. I asked for her number and we became friends for a while. We became so close that I couldn’t spend a day without seeing her and before I knew it, we fell in love some months later,” said MK.

When one talks to the couple, they steal loving glances at each other, occasionally blushing when their eyes meet. They both speak glowingly about each other although the more forthcoming is Makhosana as Belinda is a very shy and reserved character.

“What I’ve noticed is that she loves me for who I am and not for what I have. I’m not the richest man in the world neither do I have Usher Raymond looks but she’d choose me always, I’m sure of that,” said Makhosana.

Asked what made her fall in love with Makhosana, Belinda said it was his dreadlocks (which he has since shaved off) and that he was a twin.

“I loved his dreadlocks, his small eyes and that he is a twin. My mother is a twin as well so I envisioned that when we have children, I’d have twins.”

The decision to go on bended knee was something that had been gnawing Makhosana’s mind for the past month. Actually, Makhosana Mguni bought the engagement ring last year and for one month, he was carrying it around each time he would meet Belinda.

“I bought the ring in South Africa and I was moving around with it in my pocket for a month or so. I was waiting for the right moment.

Therefore, on that day, I had hired a photographer called Ricky and he was ready for the whole thing as I had briefed him along with her sister Ntokozo.

“The sister assisted me with getting the right size of the ring and she together with the photographer hid in a corner on the day,” said Makhosana.

“Once inside and settled as we waited for our order of a two-piece, I popped the question and the rest is history.”

When the picture went viral on social media, there were people who ridiculed Makhosana Mguni for proposing at a fast food joint. This for him was a shock as Chicken Inn was the ideal place to propose to Belinda Nyoni as it was the place they met, exchanged digits and held their first date six years ago.

After the proposal and pictures were taken, Belinda was sent a WhatsApp text from her sister in the United Kingdom, informing her she was all over the Internet.

“I saw the picture on Sunday morning. It was sent to me on my WhatsApp by my sister who lives in the UK. I was surprised and before I knew it, people were sending the same picture to my WhatsApp. It happened so fast,” said Belinda.

Until today the couple does not know how their pictures leaked on social media.

“We never put the pictures on our profile or statuses as our parents didn’t know about the proposal. So perhaps one of our friends put them on their Facebook or WhatsApp status. We suspect that’s where it was picked up,” said Belinda.

The couple is overwhelmed at the love and support that they have been getting from Zimbabweans thanking companies and individuals who have pledged to give them a dream wedding.

“People have been wishing us well. It was really shocking that there are some people who offered all these services to us. We never knew that Zimbabweans have such kind hearts like this. Maybe it’s God who is showing his favour to this relationship.

It means that God approves of this relationship,” said Belinda.

The next step for Makhosana Mguni is to introduce his fiancé to his family and formalise their relationship with her family.

“My plan now is to approach her family and pay lobola, then plan for a wedding, get married and live with her. Although everyone now knows about us, I’ll stick to my guns and go ahead with everything.”

So far, the couple has been interviewed on Skyz Metro FM and yesterday, they travelled to Harare for an interview with Star FM’s Nikki as well as a fitting at Jan Jam boutique.

Tomorrow, they have an appearance on politician Acie Lumumba’s ‘The Lumumba Files’ Facebook series.

The Chronicle

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Khanyi Mbau, Kudzai Mushonga are back together again



Kudzai Mushonga Khanyi Mbau

There are indications that the on-and-off romantic relationship between Khanyi Mbau and Kudzai Mushonga has heated up once more. The couple recently shared pictures of themselves getting cosy on their Instagram pages. One of the photos shows them snuggled up in each other’s arms on a yacht in Dubai, where Mushonga resides. In the caption, they wrote, “We might bend, but won’t break.”

Although Mbau has been in South Africa for work, she is a resident of Dubai and shares a home with Kudzai Mushonga, a Zimbabwean businessman. In another post, the couple is seen toasting with red roses in hand. Mushonga wrote, “Forever us my baby @mbaureloaded. I love you.”

In May, the couple’s relationship status was the subject of speculation after they deleted all posts of each other from their social media accounts. This came after Kudzai Mushonga was rumoured to be romantically involved with Vanja Vicentijevic.

The couple has been in the news before when Mushonga publicly expressed concern about Mbau’s whereabouts after she went missing in Dubai. It was later discovered that Mbau had returned to South Africa without informing Mushonga.

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Olinda Chapel Ends Relationship with Husband Tytan But Surprises Everyone with Cryptic Change of Heart



Olinda Chapel Tytan

Olinda Chapel, a renowned UK-based socialite and businesswoman, took to Facebook to publicly announce the end of her marriage to musician Tytan Nkomo on Sunday. However, she later appeared to send mixed signals with a cryptic update.

In her Facebook post, Olinda Chapel expressed the heaviness and brokenness of her heart as she shared the news of her decision to walk away from her marriage. She acknowledged the depth of her love and forgiveness, even for actions considered unforgivable. While she refrained from divulging specific details that led to her choice, Olinda emphasised the difficulty of her decision, stating that it involved parting ways with both her husband and her best friend.

Olinda Chapel then touched upon the importance of fighting for a marriage, rather than fighting against the person you desire to remain married to, especially when you are the one at fault. However, she concluded her post by expressing her inability to continue in the marriage, leaving many questions unanswered.

Hours later, Olinda Chapel seemingly made a U-turn by posting a cryptic message: “Izvozvo zvivaroyi zvangazvafara 😂😂😂. Zivai zvekuturika ma curtain, kwete marriage dzevanhu. With Love Mrs Nkomo.” (Translation: “Those are just stories, and they can be entertaining 😂😂😂. Know the real truth, not rumours about people’s marriages. With Love, Mrs Nkomo.”)

Prior to this post, she had also written, “If you are dating my husband, please keep him.”

The conflicting messages sparked a variety of reactions among Zimbabweans. Some accused Olinda Chapel of seeking attention, while others speculated that her relationship with Tytan was going through turbulent times. The situation left many individuals puzzled and curious about the true nature of their marital struggles.

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Chiwenga wins children’s custody



Marry Chiwenga

The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe has set aside a recent High Court judgment and granted Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga custody of his three minor children following protracted legal battles with estranged wife, Mary Mubaiwa.

Before yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, High Court judge Justice Christopher Dube-Banda had granted Mubaiwa sole custody of the couple’s three children.

The Vice-President’s messy divorce with the ex-model started last year when the former army general was bed-ridden, taking several twists and turns, and in the process inadvertently exposing their health statuses, wealth and belief in rituals.

Through his lawyer Lewis Uriri, Chiwenga told the Supreme Court that Mubaiwa could not be given custody of their three minor children since she had admitted in a medical affidavit filed in court that she was mentally ill and in need of urgent psychiatric treatment.My Lords and lady, the applicant (Chiwenga) is worried that respondent (Mubaiwa) wants to have the children but she personally submitted a medical affidavit that stated that she was mentally unfit and needed to visit the doctor frequently which may not be prudent under the circumstances,” Uriri said.

“The doctor concluded that Marry Mubaiwa should be under the care of a physician, a surgeon and a psychiatrist.”

The matter was heard before a Supreme Court bench led by Deputy Chief Justice Elizabeth Gwaunza assisted by Justices Paddington Garwe and Chinembiri Bhunu, who ruled in favour of the former military commander.NewsDay

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