Kunonga is not my lover: Mai Chisamba

Posted on Dec 9 2012 - 4:29pm by admin

Report by Wellington Zimbowa

REBECCA Chisamba, popularly known as Mai Chisamba through her talk show, has dismissed as “malicious, wishful thinking and baseless” allegations that she was involved in an extra-marital affair with Anglican bishop, Nolbert Kunonga. 

Mai Chisamba backs 'Bishop' Kunonga

Mai Chisamba backs ‘Bishop’ Kunonga

Her husband Arnold Chisamba also poured cold water on reports that were awash on social network sites and some sections of the media alleging that his wife and Kunonga had a sound and flourishing relationship.

“Maybe it’s a Christmas joke. I don’t actually know where this is coming from, but whichever way, this is not a pleasant one. These claims are just unfounded and are part of a destructive agenda,” said Mai Chisamba.

“These allegations have been doing the rounds since 2007 with some assertions that we were frequently spotted together at midnight. But even my husband can testify that at these alleged times I would be comfortably by his bedside, if not in his arms.”

The former teacher who has won numerous awards as a talk show host said they were only related to Bishop Kunonga through Gogo Chisamba, mother to her husband, whom she said was a close relative of Gogo Kunonga [Nolbert’s late mother].

She also said it was just unfortunate that Gogo Chisamba had passed on a month ago, saying her testimony would have put the matter to rest.

The Anglican Church, since 2007, has been ripped apart by a fierce battle between two factions, one led by Kunonga of the Province of Central Zimbabwe and the other by Chad Gandiya of the Province of Central Africa. The feud recently ended in the Supreme Court.

Gandiya won the right to control Anglican properties, but Kunonga is still challenging the issue in the courts. On her position in the Anglican Church squabbles, Mai Chisamba could not be drawn into saying much.

“I am not a spokesperson of either side, but we all understand that Zimbabwe has freedom of worship and as an individual I am free to exercise that right. However, as a law-abiding citizen, I respect court processes and the laws of Zimbabwe,” she said.

As a parting shot, the motherly figure who at one point scooped the Communicator of the Year Award said she believed in communication as the ultimate route to a better world and said her message was “peace only”. She also thanked “vadiwa vatariri” [the viewership of the Mai Chisamba Show] for their unwavering support.

No female marriage officers in the Anglican Church 

Responding to allegations that her alleged relationship with Kunonga saw her landing the post of a marriage officer in the church, Mai Chisamba said this was just imaginary as far as the Anglican Church doctrine was concerned.

“In the history of the Anglican Church, only priests can be marriage officers and there has never been a female priest in the Anglican Church the world over, unless I am the first one to change that doctrine of the Anglican Church,” she chuckled.

Although the bubbly character appeared not to be tormented by the allegations, she however, pointed out that much as she was a public figure, she expected to enjoy her peace as an individual and implored on journalists to be more responsible and professional.

“What can one expect as a public figure? These are the ups and downs that characterise our offices, but journalists should be more professional in order to retain the credibility of their profession.

Maybe there is a culture that is foreign to our society and that we need to deconstruct through the show. How many celebrities or top people have had numerous inventions peddled against them?

“If that journalist had done his homework, he would have found out that only priests can be marriage officers as per the Anglican Church tradition and priests can only be males.

On reports that she was the best lady at the Kunongas’ wedding anniversary in 2007, Mai Chisamba said, “Actually, it was another bishop and his wife from the region who were the best man and best lady respectively,” she said.

The mother of five and grandmother of two said as a social activist, she remained apolitical and that in the quest for a better Zimbabwean society, she is spurred by such tribulations.—Zimbabwe Standard

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002200860405 Lesley Kudzai Mandizvidza

    Vanonyepa

  • Grace Kwinjeh

    Kikiki Zimbabweans!

  • https://www.facebook.com/100001935347773 Lou Nyasha

    Hezvo!!!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002719246245 Victoria Sithole

    Vanozivana

  • Choks Noma

    Tsvee kutihudza mafambiro arikuita nyika yedu takarasima nevanhu vakazvigarira mudzimba dzavo nxaa

  • https://www.facebook.com/100001055251909 Shepherd Tanman Matanhire

    timbonwira mvura vadiwa vatariri

  • bere buru

    foolish woman

  • https://www.facebook.com/100003119713097 Eligio Sami

    Kikikiki,maiti hazvibudi!shame

  • https://www.facebook.com/100003123093143 Kundayi Chigoriwa

    2007???

  • Heart Marweyi

    Ummm izvi zvoda Amai Chisamba

  • https://www.facebook.com/100001988081172 George Sibanda

    Tingati vanhu vese vanovenga (mother) vanorwadzi nei

  • Stellah Nyamupingidza

    aaah vadiwa vatariri tinokukokai kuzokurukura nyaya yanetsa yaMai Chisamba navaKunonga Bishop baba vezvomweya

  • Stellah Nyamupingidza

    aaah vadiwa vatariri tinokukokai kuzokurukura nyaya yanetsa yaMai Chisamba navaKunonga Bishop baba vezvomweya

  • Stellah Nyamupingidza

    aaah vadiwa vatariri tinokukokai kuzokurukura nyaya yanetsa yaMai Chisamba navaKunonga Bishop baba vezvomweya

  • https://www.facebook.com/100003959530729 Zvinoitika Muhupenyu

    Hehehehe. Horaiiti!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/100004103476881 Cosmas Ranga

    Vadiwa vatariri nyaya yaBishop Kunonga ndeye manyepo bvunzai mkuwasha wangu wechidiki aneshirt tsvuku uyo kkkkk

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002699412041 Jabulani Ndlovu

    zvakakora….muto

  • https://www.facebook.com/100003865656997 Richard Tachi

    U are o bitches satanists fuc u o

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002209548342 Shumirai Mahere

    Musavatuke,regai vanhu vaite zvavanoda.

  • munhu

    Leave Rebecca alone she needs peace

  • https://www.facebook.com/100001988081172 George Sibanda

    Kzs idhara zviri zvetera chete

  • https://www.facebook.com/100001536933244 Marime John Dexter Dee

    Chatsvuka chikakwata tisati tavhara chirongwa chedu rega timbonzwa kumudikani wedu SHEPHERD TANMAN ari kuvira kuda kutaura mupeyi microphone

  • Captain

    Rubbish leave rebbecca alone

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002242035169 Paul Mangoma

    Mashaya nyaya here nehanda tipei zvirinani

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002972522450 Collen Mano

    ko ivo vana Kunonga zvechechi zvoenda kumatare here vakomana-.saka imari not mwari.

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002491639013 Moresteady Haruzivi

    Rinemanyanga hariputirwe, ndiyaniko angaite tsvakiridzo, chiringa zuva chiya chatsvuka chikakwata.

  • Anonymous

    Yakora yakuda ani zvino, Rebecca ndamurambirawo!

  • Cla Maron

    Mother siyanai nevanhu vasina zvokuita muupenyu kunze kwekuputsa zvakanaka. Siyai mai vedu pliz

  • mathe

    where there’s smoke there is fire.MONONYADZISA AMAI

  • mugabe ndini

    hehehehehhehheede…regai vadanane…

  • https://www.facebook.com/100004830242865 Silas Choga

    Kunonga akakurumidza kumedza kutsenga achada,ReBeca urikuita chipfambi nakunonga usarambe

  • http://qmail.com r munemo

    asi vakafitana for sure

  • https://www.facebook.com/100004496224558 Martin Kelvin Darare

    Mai Chisamba-Kunonga Show…..Chiringa zuva chiy achakwata chavekuda kuputika…Tongotarisa..

  • shangaane

    Mai Chisamba zihure remunhu

  • http://www.yahoo.com Anonymous

    Ko mungati chiiko nhayi Ambuya?Makatanga kufambidzana naKunonga kare,taizviona.Zvashata nhasi nokuti vanhu vava kutaura,hapana chatichadzidza kudza pamuri,manyadzisa.

  • Wellington

    Mai Chisamba; kunyarara kunokunda zvese. Vanhu hamufi makavagona. Mukada kuvateedzera munotoswera matenderera musoro. Ko inga ndimi nyakuti “kuvhunduka chati kwata hunge uine katurikwa”. Silence is golden.

  • Muchati Bwege

    Baba Chisamba vakarohwa nebhurugwa kumeso avo, Kunonga ari kunama mukadzi wenyu imimi motsigira mukadzi muchiti kunyeba, Pane pavangabvume here Mai Chisamba kuti ehe ndirikukwirwa navaKunonga. Pane hutsi pane moto vaChisamba Endai munorutsiswa kumuporofita. Kreni Zulu akati kukwira gomo uchida makudo unomaona, kana wamaoma hana icharova

  • Lovemore desha

    Chatsuka chikakwata

  • hovio(vigorony)makanya

    HA HA HA PANE PAMUNGAZOBVUMA HERE…MAI CHISY….MUNOHURA HENYU ..I THANK U

  • Proudly Zimbabwean!

    Mheno, asika mdimi vakuru vacho makati, papfungayira utsi pane moto, why imi mhayi mai Chisamba??

  • Ron Tan III

    Rebecca, never try to convince journalists, they will get a new story out of it. If Chisamba is well with you, then ice your cake for Xmas.