Eric Knight vows to deal with Chipangano

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By Never Kadungure | Harare Bureau |

HARARE – Zimbabwe radio legend Eric Knight has vowed to deal with the violent Chipangano militia who have virtually turned the poor suburb of Mbare into a war zone. Knight is eyeing a parliamentary seat for the MDC-T in the area.

Eric Knight

Eric Knight

Knight said “Chipangano’s days in Mbare are numbered because the people in the constituency are fed up.  We want to put an end to the terror that has characterised the period before and after elections in the constituency and we are driven by the realisation that the people involved are not from here.”

The radio and television legend who spent nearly a decade in exile believes he can engage the community and create neighbourhood watch teams in conjunction with the police to nip violence in the bud. He said they are working closely with the community including those that do business in the market.

“The people here have seen enough violence and we have made a covenant with them to ensure there is no repeat of the 2008 election violence and to ensure people go about their business freely at the various markets and bus termini.”

“As a party we are alive to the fact that our police tends to be partisan when dealing with political issues but remember not all of them are. Most of them sympathise with our cause and they have promised to help us,” he said.

Thug in Chief: Jimmy Kunaka reportedly leads the notorious ZANU PF Chipangano gang

Thug in Chief: Jimmy Kunaka leads the notorious ZANU PF Chipangano gang

Last week a group of Zanu PF thugs believed to be from the Chipangano gang on Thursday night assaulted a Mbare family for hosting Knight. Sunny Zvenyika Chibanda and his wife who stay at the Shawasha Flats in Mbare hosted Knight at their home and this did not go down well with the hooligans.

The perpetrators have since been identified as Gift Riot, Kudakwashe Ngomera, Tatenda Ngomera, Everson Ngomera, Chamu Makova, Martin Muunze, Danmore Njitima, Kekenani Bhasikolo, Talkmore Mafurirano, Hebert Nzira and another hooligan identified only as Mbada.

Meanwhile in the MDC-T primary elections Knight is expected to contest against former Mbare legislator Tichaona Munyanyi, ward 4 councillor Friday Muleya, and Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) activist Sten Zvorwadza. The primaries will have to be held before general elections in July.

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002399798600 Nixon Mtakwa

    Tanga wahwina ma primaries then tozokumamisa. You poop. After that u will fly back to UK kunotsvaira

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002399798600 Nixon Mtakwa

    Tanga wahwina ma primaries then tozokumamisa. You poop. After that u will fly back to UK kunotsvaira

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002003177459 Ngoni Mbengo

    plus malink enyu aya haasikuvhurika

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002003177459 Ngoni Mbengo

    plus malink enyu aya haasikuvhurika

  • Mac Kapfumba

    I’m 100% behind you Eric and l prepared to help you deal with the bloody minded chipangano thugs.

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002399798600 Nixon Mtakwa

    deal with primaries first. Uko haukugoni mufana waita mutete. Zvotoda vane matumbu

  • https://www.facebook.com/100000107987392 Taurai Mikitayo

    Malink haasi kuzaruka may i have this probem sorted asap

  • https://www.facebook.com/100004792081052 Diana Mudiwa

    Waneta kukwesheswa tuchembere twevarungu.you are wasting yr tym

  • https://www.facebook.com/100002087054005 Peggy Nyakabau

    link not opening why

  • Mac Kapfumba

    I believe that the problem you are experiencing has nothing to do with the ‘link shared’ but the fb version you are using.Anyway guys,vist http://www.nehandaradio.com

  • https://www.facebook.com/100004792081052 Diana Mudiwa

    Waneta kukwesheswa tuchembere twevarungu.you are wasting yr tym

  • Suge Dick Dupree

    God help Zimbabwe. We need intelligent people not washed out supermarket DJs to lead us. Eric wouldn’t be able to run a tuckshop let alone a city council.
    The MDC is filling itself with inept folk. God please help Zimbabwe.

  • thedarkassassin

    ko wat kind ma Zimba kana muchi regera mbudzi dzichi famba dzi chirova vanu he ? imwe mbudzi incharge iyi ine mino fanika chibakera inombo garakupi ? I want to start with him .the cops are too scared to arrest this guy ? we can not be in a position to intertain ma bhinya akadayi this is 2013 not the middle ages .this year is not going to end very well for this bunch of cowards .

  • I REITERATE

    This nyasarand is talking a lot of nonsense.
    Who is he to threaten people?
    If he wants someone to beat him good let him go say that nonsense at Stodart Hall nhasi.
    This is a bwidi who ran away when nobody had even threatened him, but nhasi vadzoka manje from Britain & goes around making threats to deal with people?
    Someone needs to knock those front teeth out of his mouth.

    • mafikezolo

      Brandaya or no brandaya Chipangano is a menace it needs to be rooted out pamberi namubrandaya uyu.

    • thegrim

      So u my brother are are a fan of this group of lowlifes who go around doing the devils work If so I feel sorry for your mother .Someone has to stand up against this group .U cant be par of the group but u wish u were u have a big mouth but your I.Q is that of a RETARD u are a Coward just like the group of wanna be thugs .BE A Man u bigg sissy go back to school u only have ZJC S.m.h

      • Anonymous

        British police looking for Eric Knight over forgery
        Wednesday, 06 March 2013 19:26.

        Harare Bureau
        SELF-EXILED disc jockey and MDC-T aspiring legislator for Mbare, Eric Knight, is on the British police wanted list for allegedly forging his
        business partner Mr Ezra Sibanda’s signature to withdraw money from a bank account belonging to their Visions Radio.

        A spokesperson of the Greater Manchester Police Stefan Jarmolowicz yesterday confirmed the matter recorded under case number 011996R/13.
        “I can confirm this allegation was reported to Greater Manchester Police on 19 January 2013 and referred to cheques being fraudulently cashed on a joint business account,” said the police spokesperson.

        “I am not at liberty to divulge the identity of the victim as this is not something we, as a force, give out routinely. If the victim contacts you personally that is their prerogative, but we do not reveal victim details.”
        However, Knight yesterday professed ignorance of the case, quickly dismissing the matter as Zanu-PF’s attempt to soil his name.
        “Wow . . . another ZPF (Zanu-PF) attempt. I am in the UK bro (brother) and if ever there is a case like that then the so-called British Police know where I live. Go ahead and write as per your bosses’ wishes,” said Knight in e-mailed responses.

        However, media reports said Knight was recently spotted in Mbare, Harare, a constituency he is said to be interested in representing in Parliament on an MDC-T ticket.
        Knight is alleged to have withdrawn more than 3 000 pounds sterling sometime in September last year from their business’ bank account.
        It is understood this has soured relations between the two former ZBC disc jockeys, who are both said to be contemplating contesting in the forthcoming elections on MDC-T tickets.

        In one of the e-mails that Sibanda reportedly sent to Knight on November 30, 2012, he accused the former of betraying him.
        “After years of knowing you, having trusted and taken you as my blood brother, you have betrayed my trust and let me down big time,” said Sibanda.

        “Of all the people, I never expected you would be so evil to me. You forged my signature to withdraw money on Visions Radio HSBC account. You had the audacity to forge my signature, someone you claim to be your best friend, take money for your own use and cared less how I would feel.”

        Mr Sibanda gave Knight time to pay back the money, failure of which he would report the case to the police.
        “I need you to urgently contact me and tell me what the way forward is. I need that money back in our account by Monday (last week), failure to do so I have no choice but to pursue further legal remedies.

        “You are a family man, supposedly a Christian and well known and respectable person. Sadly people don’t know you are a fraudster. I don’t want to put you in trouble, you know the consequences for this thing going public.

        “You want your mother and your family to say I put you in prison, how do I tell people all this dishonesty of yours. I am giving you a chance and I need you to do the right thing now before I act. This is not a threat, it’s reality and if you don’t want to come back to me within 48 hours I have no choice, I will go back to the bank and police will be called in,” wrote Mr Sibanda.

        He said he tried to use Knight’s girlfriend, one Yvonne, to help locate him but without success.
        In one of the e-mails that Knight allegedly wrote to Mr Sibanda on 1 February, 2013, he appeared to own up to the fraud.

        Reads the e-mail; “Ndoda I am aware of the texts you are writing and for the third time I apologise that money matters didn’t go exactly as we had planned. I had made a mutual agreement with Yvonne and unfortunately she also had an underpayment at work after being absent for weeks due to sickness in December.
        “May I let you know also that it’s not like she is paying for me. I am replacing every penny she has ever given me I just thank God that she trusts me that I always pay back her money.

        “Please understand. What kind of replies did you expect from me when all you are telling me is your plans to report me and destroy me. Akula ndaba ndoda ngakuphambanisela but impilo iyantshintsha mntaka mama (It doesn’t matter man, I wronged you but life is dynamic or changes my brother). One day I will have lots of money even to give you without expecting any return,” said Knight.

        He said he was failing to pay back the money because he was broke.
        “It’s just a passing phase, imali (money) comes and disappears at exactly the same speed. Tomorrow will not be the same with today believe me. Ngangi (I was) silent yes ngoba angikwanisi ukuphendula amatexts (I cannot respond to texts) fuelled by anger ndoda (man) I just can’t.”

        Efforts to get a comment from Mr Sibanda, who is based in the United Kingdom, were fruitless yesterday.
        Knight and Mr Sibanda rose to fame at Radio Zimbabwe, formerly Radio Two, and they used to co-present some programmes. Mr Sibanda was based in Bulawayo while Knight was in Harare.

        The two are said to be eyeing parliamentary seats in the forthcoming elections under the MDC-T, with Knight reportedly eyeing Mbare constituency while Mr Sibanda is said to be interested in contesting in Lower Gweru in the Midlands province.

  • Tafadzwa

    Nhai Eric you might have been good muradio but you will struggle mupolitics because you have no qualities of being a good leader. Unovhara ne church when you have been doing evil things, uchinyenga vakadzi vevanhu, wakatiza Zaoga church yekuManchester after you were caught sexually harassing mukadzi wemunhu. Just concentrate on your on-line radio station.

  • https://www.facebook.com/100003476365495 Nyasha Shandirwa

    What about thos dstb mdc raly in highfield

  • HOVIO(HOHOHO)VIGORONY

    ZVIPANERA ZVEVAKANGWARA…CHINOROVERWA MUNHU CHII………IKO KUTENGERWA MASCUD NDIKO KUNOITA USHADNDISWE…..TINODA KUOONA KWAZVINOSVIKA THEN MORE THAN 5 YEARS MUCHINGORWISANA NEVANHU BUT THE TRUTH HAZVINA CHAZVINOCHINJA…MDC STILL HERE AND KICKING THE ONLY THING CHANGING IS TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR WHOEVER LIVING THE LIFE OF CRIME ….ZANU IS LIVING ITS FINAL DAYS SO ARE U IF U ARE PART AND PARCEL OF ZANU S EVIL VIOLENT GANG

    • Anonymous

      British police looking for Eric Knight over forgery
      Wednesday, 06 March 2013 19:26.

      Harare Bureau
      SELF-EXILED disc jockey and MDC-T aspiring legislator for Mbare, Eric Knight, is on the British police wanted list for allegedly forging his
      business partner Mr Ezra Sibanda’s signature to withdraw money from a bank account belonging to their Visions Radio.

      A spokesperson of the Greater Manchester Police Stefan Jarmolowicz yesterday confirmed the matter recorded under case number 011996R/13.
      “I can confirm this allegation was reported to Greater Manchester Police on 19 January 2013 and referred to cheques being fraudulently cashed on a joint business account,” said the police spokesperson.

      “I am not at liberty to divulge the identity of the victim as this is not something we, as a force, give out routinely. If the victim contacts you personally that is their prerogative, but we do not reveal victim details.”
      However, Knight yesterday professed ignorance of the case, quickly dismissing the matter as Zanu-PF’s attempt to soil his name.
      “Wow . . . another ZPF (Zanu-PF) attempt. I am in the UK bro (brother) and if ever there is a case like that then the so-called British Police know where I live. Go ahead and write as per your bosses’ wishes,” said Knight in e-mailed responses.

      However, media reports said Knight was recently spotted in Mbare, Harare, a constituency he is said to be interested in representing in Parliament on an MDC-T ticket.
      Knight is alleged to have withdrawn more than 3 000 pounds sterling sometime in September last year from their business’ bank account.
      It is understood this has soured relations between the two former ZBC disc jockeys, who are both said to be contemplating contesting in the forthcoming elections on MDC-T tickets.

      In one of the e-mails that Sibanda reportedly sent to Knight on November 30, 2012, he accused the former of betraying him.
      “After years of knowing you, having trusted and taken you as my blood brother, you have betrayed my trust and let me down big time,” said Sibanda.

      “Of all the people, I never expected you would be so evil to me. You forged my signature to withdraw money on Visions Radio HSBC account. You had the audacity to forge my signature, someone you claim to be your best friend, take money for your own use and cared less how I would feel.”

      Mr Sibanda gave Knight time to pay back the money, failure of which he would report the case to the police.
      “I need you to urgently contact me and tell me what the way forward is. I need that money back in our account by Monday (last week), failure to do so I have no choice but to pursue further legal remedies.

      “You are a family man, supposedly a Christian and well known and respectable person. Sadly people don’t know you are a fraudster. I don’t want to put you in trouble, you know the consequences for this thing going public.

      “You want your mother and your family to say I put you in prison, how do I tell people all this dishonesty of yours. I am giving you a chance and I need you to do the right thing now before I act. This is not a threat, it’s reality and if you don’t want to come back to me within 48 hours I have no choice, I will go back to the bank and police will be called in,” wrote Mr Sibanda.

      He said he tried to use Knight’s girlfriend, one Yvonne, to help locate him but without success.
      In one of the e-mails that Knight allegedly wrote to Mr Sibanda on 1 February, 2013, he appeared to own up to the fraud.

      Reads the e-mail; “Ndoda I am aware of the texts you are writing and for the third time I apologise that money matters didn’t go exactly as we had planned. I had made a mutual agreement with Yvonne and unfortunately she also had an underpayment at work after being absent for weeks due to sickness in December.
      “May I let you know also that it’s not like she is paying for me. I am replacing every penny she has ever given me I just thank God that she trusts me that I always pay back her money.

      “Please understand. What kind of replies did you expect from me when all you are telling me is your plans to report me and destroy me. Akula ndaba ndoda ngakuphambanisela but impilo iyantshintsha mntaka mama (It doesn’t matter man, I wronged you but life is dynamic or changes my brother). One day I will have lots of money even to give you without expecting any return,” said Knight.

      He said he was failing to pay back the money because he was broke.
      “It’s just a passing phase, imali (money) comes and disappears at exactly the same speed. Tomorrow will not be the same with today believe me. Ngangi (I was) silent yes ngoba angikwanisi ukuphendula amatexts (I cannot respond to texts) fuelled by anger ndoda (man) I just can’t.”

      Efforts to get a comment from Mr Sibanda, who is based in the United Kingdom, were fruitless yesterday.
      Knight and Mr Sibanda rose to fame at Radio Zimbabwe, formerly Radio Two, and they used to co-present some programmes. Mr Sibanda was based in Bulawayo while Knight was in Harare.

      The two are said to be eyeing parliamentary seats in the forthcoming elections under the MDC-T, with Knight reportedly eyeing Mbare constituency while Mr Sibanda is said to be interested in contesting in Lower Gweru in the Midlands province.

  • Honourable General Bizimungu

    go on eric pasi nemathugs anozviti chipangano most of them mabrandai futi

  • https://www.facebook.com/100005108048411 Pum Pum Nyikavanhu

    this is zimbabwe my friend unofunga kut waunovhara zvakapusa kudaro ndiani inda unotaura izvozvo pamarkert tione ukabvapo unamazino akakwana to hell with you

  • https://www.facebook.com/100001522820380 Felix Mudyirwa

    Thats the biggest problem neDiaspora, they left secretly fearing “harm”. When out there, in Mcdonalds they forment n incite violence thru hate speech. Cowards.

  • https://www.facebook.com/100001522820380 Felix Mudyirwa

    Thats the biggest problem neDiaspora, they left secretly fearing “harm”. When out there, in Mcdonalds they forment n incite violence thru hate speech. Cowards.

  • https://www.facebook.com/100001522820380 Felix Mudyirwa

    Thats the biggest problem neDiaspora, they left secretly fearing “harm”. When out there, in Mcdonalds they forment n incite violence thru hate speech. Cowards.

  • Rude

    British police looking for Eric Knight over forgery
    Wednesday, 06 March 2013 19:26.

    Harare Bureau
    SELF-EXILED disc jockey and MDC-T aspiring legislator for Mbare, Eric Knight, is on the British police wanted list for allegedly forging his
    business partner Mr Ezra Sibanda’s signature to withdraw money from a bank account belonging to their Visions Radio.

    A spokesperson of the Greater Manchester Police Stefan Jarmolowicz yesterday confirmed the matter recorded under case number 011996R/13.
    “I can confirm this allegation was reported to Greater Manchester Police on 19 January 2013 and referred to cheques being fraudulently cashed on a joint business account,” said the police spokesperson.

    “I am not at liberty to divulge the identity of the victim as this is not something we, as a force, give out routinely. If the victim contacts you personally that is their prerogative, but we do not reveal victim details.”
    However, Knight yesterday professed ignorance of the case, quickly dismissing the matter as Zanu-PF’s attempt to soil his name.
    “Wow . . . another ZPF (Zanu-PF) attempt. I am in the UK bro (brother) and if ever there is a case like that then the so-called British Police know where I live. Go ahead and write as per your bosses’ wishes,” said Knight in e-mailed responses.

    However, media reports said Knight was recently spotted in Mbare, Harare, a constituency he is said to be interested in representing in Parliament on an MDC-T ticket.
    Knight is alleged to have withdrawn more than 3 000 pounds sterling sometime in September last year from their business’ bank account.
    It is understood this has soured relations between the two former ZBC disc jockeys, who are both said to be contemplating contesting in the forthcoming elections on MDC-T tickets.

    In one of the e-mails that Sibanda reportedly sent to Knight on November 30, 2012, he accused the former of betraying him.
    “After years of knowing you, having trusted and taken you as my blood brother, you have betrayed my trust and let me down big time,” said Sibanda.

    “Of all the people, I never expected you would be so evil to me. You forged my signature to withdraw money on Visions Radio HSBC account. You had the audacity to forge my signature, someone you claim to be your best friend, take money for your own use and cared less how I would feel.”

    Mr Sibanda gave Knight time to pay back the money, failure of which he would report the case to the police.
    “I need you to urgently contact me and tell me what the way forward is. I need that money back in our account by Monday (last week), failure to do so I have no choice but to pursue further legal remedies.

    “You are a family man, supposedly a Christian and well known and respectable person. Sadly people don’t know you are a fraudster. I don’t want to put you in trouble, you know the consequences for this thing going public.

    “You want your mother and your family to say I put you in prison, how do I tell people all this dishonesty of yours. I am giving you a chance and I need you to do the right thing now before I act. This is not a threat, it’s reality and if you don’t want to come back to me within 48 hours I have no choice, I will go back to the bank and police will be called in,” wrote Mr Sibanda.

    He said he tried to use Knight’s girlfriend, one Yvonne, to help locate him but without success.
    In one of the e-mails that Knight allegedly wrote to Mr Sibanda on 1 February, 2013, he appeared to own up to the fraud.

    Reads the e-mail; “Ndoda I am aware of the texts you are writing and for the third time I apologise that money matters didn’t go exactly as we had planned. I had made a mutual agreement with Yvonne and unfortunately she also had an underpayment at work after being absent for weeks due to sickness in December.
    “May I let you know also that it’s not like she is paying for me. I am replacing every penny she has ever given me I just thank God that she trusts me that I always pay back her money.

    “Please understand. What kind of replies did you expect from me when all you are telling me is your plans to report me and destroy me. Akula ndaba ndoda ngakuphambanisela but impilo iyantshintsha mntaka mama (It doesn’t matter man, I wronged you but life is dynamic or changes my brother). One day I will have lots of money even to give you without expecting any return,” said Knight.

    He said he was failing to pay back the money because he was broke.
    “It’s just a passing phase, imali (money) comes and disappears at exactly the same speed. Tomorrow will not be the same with today believe me. Ngangi (I was) silent yes ngoba angikwanisi ukuphendula amatexts (I cannot respond to texts) fuelled by anger ndoda (man) I just can’t.”

    Efforts to get a comment from Mr Sibanda, who is based in the United Kingdom, were fruitless yesterday.
    Knight and Mr Sibanda rose to fame at Radio Zimbabwe, formerly Radio Two, and they used to co-present some programmes. Mr Sibanda was based in Bulawayo while Knight was in Harare.

    The two are said to be eyeing parliamentary seats in the forthcoming elections under the MDC-T, with Knight reportedly eyeing Mbare constituency while Mr Sibanda is said to be interested in contesting in Lower Gweru in the Midlands province.

  • Chidzero

    Your Mugabe is also brandaya so what?