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Zimbabwe, stop the Olinda Chideme madness!

By Jean Gasho

During my time off social media, Zimbabwe had its fair share of drama, as always.  There was so many things I could have written about, but I was focusing on my family and making sure my 5th baby Charo was born in peace and serenity away from social media. I was encouraged that a few people wrote to me and told me they missed my blogs. Well, I’m glad to be writing again.

Zimbabwe’s Flag Pastor Evan Mawarire suddenly decided to up and leave America, leaving his new-born baby, wife and daughters to go back to Zimbabwe to “build his country” where he got arrested on his arrival. This was worth some sort of hype considering the noise that Mawarire made to the world about Zimbabwe. With the Zimbabwe’s political crises still soaring, today you would think that Evan Mawarire’s return to Zimbabwe is big trending news. But alas,  Mawarire has been completely overshadowed by a 33 year old UK based mother called Olinda Chideme. Her story has gripped the whole nation with some Zimbabweans even claiming that they are not bathing or sleeping as they are glued to the Olinda saga.

In case you were wondering, no she is not a social media activist like the rest of them. She is not a politician. She is not fighting Robert Mugabe or posting live videos of how evil the regime is. She is not a singer, actress or even a socialite. She is no Kim Kardashian either. She is a single mother who rose to fame after she married a financially struggling Zimbabwean rapper Desmond “Stunner” Chideme.

Today she has become a household name, every news media has Olinda Chideme as their breaking news so much that probably Evan Mawarire is under a lot of pressure thinking about how to become relevant and make the headlines again. It all started in January after she started posting live videos on Facebook crying and threatening suicide over her husband Stunner. The reason for her breakdown was that she had spent all her hard earned money on her broke husband who is a cheat. This video became a funny clip in a lot of African countries including Nigeria and Ghana where a TV host Yaa Delay shared the video and laughed at the country.

Olinda has since kept Zimbabwe at the edge of their seats since January 2017 to the point that the citizens have even forgotten that there is an election in 2018.

Olinda is displaying symptoms of mental illness. She is a woman who appears to be suffering from some form of depression/bipolar disorder or some personality/behavioural disorder. This is a woman who keeps breaking down hysterically live on Facebook. In her last video, she was crying in front of her children that she wants to go to Zimbabwe to collect her “underwear” that her husband was preventing her from collecting. Zimbabweans praise this behavior as “expressing herself”. Whatever marital problems she is experiencing, her mental health seems more at risk as a result.

She constantly threatens suicide live. Her behavior online is erratic, unpredictable and her moods fluctuate. She is unstable. She threatens to post revenge porn live. She has threatened to burn clothing and property live. Her child complained of being hungry whilst she was live on Facebook and she ignored the child and continued to speak into the live feed. Her live audience expressed their concern for her child asking her to take a break from Facebook and attend to her child’s needs. She told her live audience that her other son, presumably the teenage one, was feeding the hungry child instead so she did not need to stop her live broadcast.

What is shocking is that Zimbabwe considers this disturbing behaviour a “normal expression” and an appropriate use of social media. Major Zimbabwe news sites have dropped everything to focus on this utter madness. No one is encouraging Olinda to seek the urgent professional help that she needs, she is clearly unstable and not well, and if she had a family or people who cared about her, they would get her the help she desperately needs.

I find it extremely disturbing, that Zimbabwe, which is one of the poorest countries in the world with so many problems, has Olinda Chideme as their priority and national crises at the moment.

The irony of it is that Zimbabweans claim to have the best-educated people among other Africans yet they can not even discern that this woman they are encouraging to “express herself” on Facebook is actually in need of professional help. What has the education of Zimbabwe even benefited the country?

One major telecommunication service, one major TV station, poor health system, poor roads with potholes the size of paddling pools, even the national football team is a disaster, but these doesn’t call for country’s discussion but rather all energies are invested into a woman who is having a nervous breakdown.  Does this even make sense?

Mark Zuckerberg himself did not create Facebook for “nervous breakdowns” and he has proved it by finally removing the Facebook live feature from Olinda Chideme’s account. There is nothing therapeutic about breaking down on social media. If all her live videos where happening in the UK, Olinda would have been assessed by the mental health sector and social services would have been involved. There is no doubt about it. In her last video which she shot in the UK, a few people expressed their concerns for her children and it appears they are taking steps to report the children to social services.

I tried my best to reach out to Olinda Chideme and wrote to her last month, unfortunately I had to take the open letter down within a week after I realized I had wasted my time and energy trying to help a woman who needed help from psychiatrists or counsellors not social media advice. There comes a time where people have to accept that professional medical intervention is the only way to help a person.

Zimbabweans, may I remind you that just a few weeks ago Zimbabwe witnessed gospel singer Richard Nhika commit suicide live on video. Was he also “expressing himself”? This man needed help, professional help but he never got it. Now Zimbabwe is enjoying and encouraging a very unstable woman to “express herself” on Facebook live where she threatens suicide, arson, revenge porn, neglects children etc and no one raises an eyebrow but rather makes it a sensational trending story. Am I the only one who is scratching my head to this madness? If Zimbabwe was a welfare state, authorities would have intervened. The lack of knowledge and awareness on mental health among “educated” Zimbabweans is shocking.

No wonder why Robert Mugabe is not going anywhere anytime soon. No wonder there is no competent person to take over and be the next President.  I wish the whole world would know how Zimbabwe is dealing with Olinda Chideme’s nervous breakdown, how she has become the country’s “crises” and entertainment of 2017.

Maybe being a laughing stock to the world is what it will take for Zimbabweans to do something about their country. If the country has any ounce of shame, integrity or dignity at all, they would stop entertaining a woman who is painfully unwell and get her the help she needs.

As for Olinda Chideme, may I recommend a Psychologist and Coach Emese Taylor who is based in London and deals with anxiety and depression disorders that affect people’s dating skills and love life, including problems with personal confidence. She does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solution focused therapy and neurolinguistic programming. She has a doctorate in counselling and psychology. She has recently opened the London Love School designed to help women like Olinda. Oh and she’s my husband’s client, he’s the one who designed her logo for London Love School. 


You can follow Jean on her blog Just Jean

  • Eish ths olinda thng is nw iritating.dnt u jav othr news nhai

  • Pliz admin to help with this shit

    • She is not woman enough. Real housewives fight for their marriages bash both husband and girlfriend. That way a man will think twice before cheating.

      • Langabi Shakespear Ngomane


  • Yeah that fucker is so damn crazy

  • What madness?

  • AM just amazed with this issue of this woman,its like she is the only woman who has gone thru some cheating n infidelity, nitele nambilu hiyehe akule man,am very sure Stunner didn’t find her a virgin n she left someone for him,put ur house in order ur story is boring,its like a flat tyre

    • @Doggpa..I said it way before that there is something wrong with Olinda and people said she is an attention seeker..Stunner is hubby number four if what is circulating is true….having said my quick assessment over Olinda is that she needs to really seek help..Stunner used her there is no love and has never been love with him..he only uses her for money..why was she sending him that kind of money…Invest in Orphans in Zw than being ridiculed by Stunner like that…I truely feel sorry for her .but and again the Dione lady is so naive ..what ever she is going to do in life ..people will always gudge her as a home wracked….Olinda stop this and get in with your life xx

    • @Doggpa..I said it way before that there is something wrong with Olinda and people said she is an attention seeker..Stunner is hubby number four if what is circulating is true….having said my quick assessment over Olinda is that she needs to really seek help..Stunner used her there is no love and has never been love with him..he only uses her for money..why was she sending him that kind of money…Invest in Orphans in Zw than being ridiculed by Stunner like that…I truely feel sorry for her .but and again the Dione lady is so naive ..what ever she is going to do in life ..people will always gudge her as a home wracked….Olinda stop this and get in with your life xx

    • Langabi Shakespear Ngomane

      She thought her money was going to stop the guy from cheating. Shame.

  • this fool need to be ignored .

    anorwara nepfungwa
    wakamboona ani anotaura zvemumba make pafcbk

    attention seeker
    kuda kuonekwa savharazipi

  • She is an attention seeker tryna be a celebrity , taneta naye admin she needs to go kunorapwa mapenzi

  • It’s called Schizophrenia’ a mental disorder characterized by withdrawal from reality””

  • psychiatrist

    your worst article yet makes it hard to take serious then we r reminded we r on nehanda after all lol. both you and Olinda need medical attention you manage to waffle and lie and oh my word in same breath

    • proudly zimbo

      Great observation Psychiatrist

    • C

      Well said @psychiatrist
      Olinda could be trying to be the Zimbo version of Kim Kardashian!!!

  • Zvakubhowaa!

  • No she is not mentally ill my friend,thats ❤️ right there,thats how most women act when they love someone and that someone doesn’t give a fuck about ’em

    • Really? Musadaro vakomana…varume vakarambwa anenge ari in the right frame of mind simply walks away but the one who has a mentally unstable will either kill himself like that pastor or kill the girlfriend like the story that appeared in news yesterday of a girl who was murdered by the boyfriend …zviri kwese Uriel Chance and zviri mupfungwa kana dzisi a kuita bho munhu ano manya bani arambwa.

    • Saka the difference btwn her and other women is ” she can afford data to cry and do all this in various social networks ?”

    • The difference is her husband is a celebrity . Isu tikabuda pasocial media hapana kana anotombotiziva.

    • Sh has bipolar disorder.

    • she is hurt and thats how she is dealing with it u can go crazy when someone u love hurts u deeply

    • Yeah the most thing that hurts her is even the money she gives him aint making him act any better,personally l think this Stunner guy is a Musuri,vakadzi vane tunhu twavo havawanzo waniki kwesekwese ndirini ndainyebedxera kumuda,kana ndohura ndonohurira Mubako maasingafi akazvibata apo Bhanzi rake ndichiita rekuveza rimwe ndichiisa paside kuiitira future kk

  • Uuuhhhhh chembere yatukwa iyi

  • Uuuuuuumh shem

  • dziva vanokoira nhai mhunhu wese angoiswa nastunner anodakuzvishambadza kana arambwa chii nhai ?

  • Block her on fb

  • To hell with this Olinda newz.

  • Three simply words to describe her…….idako rizere shena

  • Ihule leli nalo surrend

  • Hadzimo

  • Olinda are u desparate…asi hauchanyengwe kani eish have pride kani wakuita kunge dofo….chiiiko ndiwe watanga kurambwa God did it for a purpose….mayb thrz sum1 arikukuda u pulln hm bek koz of yor actns aaaa akakunakira sure bt have pride life goes on….

  • Vanhu veku UK matanga netwuma diagnosis twenyu. Mental illness yekudiiko tibvireipo. Hapana mental apa. Arikutoziva zvari kuita.


    • Dai ari pfambi dai asirikurwadziwa nezvirikuitika mumba make,dai zvirizvo angoenda kumurume anotevera ,pfungwa dzangu ndedzekuti munhu anoda murume wake asi akushandisa masaisai asiriwo

    • #stanford maybe but ngaachigadzirisa ari mumba manje kana akuda kuudza munhu wese then tofunga kuti pane waanenge achida ku prover kuti handisi kugara bhoo na Dez saka anytime anogona kungofuma asimo

    • pfambi hayirwadziwe nemurume anenge ane vakawanda kukayenda one anowana mumwe full stop!

  • Confused psn

  • Hamenoka imi makaita mental health she displays same patterns of behavior crying,talking about the same things over and over again l have done this and that,my things he he these symptoms

  • Olinda akupenga asi maisazviziva

  • Mabasa eMweya Mutsvinaaa iwaya. Kana wakubata unokushandisa kusvika waita fuza rokupedzisira.

  • bipolar wat wat,, kushaya kurohwa uku,,, nonsense yemukadzi


  • Ungapa Murume US$10 000 pamwedzi kuti Unopenga here………


  • Her problem is simple. She got an insecure disease. The only way she can cure it is to stay single.

  • Definate Meda-Jaulani Vimbai Fatima Nyahwedegwe Tracey C Pfumojena

  • Did they Have Kids, Stunner And Olinda………
    ???#Jus asking

  • Ukaonawo munhu anororwa na stunner haana kukwana!!!!

  • The writer is 100% correct

  • Pliz stop her

  • Ndooka luv dzenyu dzepaFacebook

  • Akadyiswa na stunner
    Shuwa ungachemere bhurukwa pa fb🙆
    Runonzi rudoooo
    Unozhamba pa fb kkkk

  • Folks; this issue is not for ignoring. It’s not about apportioning blame. It’s about taking the kind of action which will help a fellow Child of God. For example; anybody who lives in the same area as Olinda can have a discussion with the Social worker for the area in which Olinda lives.

    The British care 100% about the welfare of anybody who lives in England. If this lady’s issues are brought to the attention of available social services; these issues, whatever they are, will never be ignored.

    Even Nehanda Radio may be able to have a word with the Social worker for Olinda’s area.

    Instead of enjoying or becoming bored with someone’s plight; please let us try to do something positive about it.

    • I hear yo point bt guess what this is Africa baba, ppl rob a person afta being hit by car instead of helping… thats how we r lately…i feel for the lady and family…

    • bt to say,”I want to go to Zim for my underwear”

  • This is so true…she must seek professional help before it’s too late.

  • Paakagoti anopinda Postori ndakabva ndamuSuspecta zvinhu zvakawanda ini ziii zvangu semunhu anowonesesa ??

  • The Olinda issue is becoming monotonous as if she is the first to experience such a thing.

    • arwadziswa thats how she deals with pain vamwe vanotema munhu nedemo wani?

    • Zvino anofa nestress.ngaazvigamuchire aenderere mberi neupenyu.Strress kills.

    • Gymbunny

      your comments are fuelling it, its a guilty pleasure, people feeling better about their lives by comparison

  • asi uyu nhingiriki ane isingabviri nekunaka

  • She needs help, she isn’t well brain wise.. makambotuka Gyno paya then within a week akanga avemuchipatara, mubatsireiwo please, Stunner is just there to take advantage of her mental illness and it isn’t right.. arikutomhanya

  • Madness

  • yeah sure,this is madness,how can this lady keep crying for a musician who can’t even sell 100 copies of his misic

  • Ini zvangu ndinotonzwira zvangu vabereki vakabara iye Olinda wacho tsitsi.Vamonyarirepi vechinzwa mwanasikana wavo achinyadzisa nyika yese kudai.Vanhu ngatikure mhani

  • Vakadzi basa rekushora mamwe madzimai, batsirai umwe wenyu

  • asi ndeye nhaka

  • this woman must now sue these media outlets

  • Munofunga kuti mbanje dzinorohwa kuAfrica chete here? Kana ikoko ku Britain dzirikoo vanotodzipfumbura mushe mushe

  • I think someone shld take her to a psychiatrist. I dont think she is normal upstairs

  • She loved him more than herself,unenge wakaperera pamhunu not knowing that the heartless dog is only after your money ,pretending to love and later dump u.arikurwadziwa Olinda nemari yake bcoz she believed kuti until death seperate them,and i think Stuner ndiye aitokumbira mari kwete kuti Olinda was buying love.

    • Kurwadziwa kurwadziwa hatirambi asi haungazosviki pakuzviuraya”unozviuraya ndiye akazvita kuti avepo hr?

    • Kuzviuraya kwete

    • Ao sikha truth be told dear neva fall for someone who doesn’t honour you why taking your life for fool cos of love nope

    • Ao sikha truth be told dear neva fall for someone who doesn’t honour you why taking your life for fool cos of love nope

  • really it’s madness

  • She loved him so much ,She still love him to the moon and back

  • Olinda my sister it is well, you shall pull through

  • Ngaangobvuma defeat and move on izvi zvekuita kunge anorova cocaine hazvichaite muchenjerei achazobvisa hembe paFB live achida kumaker statement. #StopIt mhani!

  • Are you a psychologist if not please stop that psychoanalysis. If not please please stop to authoritatively diagnose that poor woman

  • How does this help the country

  • Perfect Pat

    After spending all that money on that good for nothing husband and being cheated on I would definitely go a little crazy so give this woman a break she clearly has no one to turn to

  • Handiti vane vana vose here ngavagara vose kuitira vana

  • Ini zi zvangu semunhu mukuru

  • Haiwawo

  • Who the hell cares about this tramp and her so called rapper wannabe husband? ?? I’m just wondering

  • Olinda you are desperate

  • Gymbunny

    She is now a reality star. All the Kim K & Pokello rose to prominence via sex tapes. Yake of course kupenga pa live but its basically a real life soap opera. The difference to other soaps is the devastation is real, there is nothing cool but she is equally a victim of the social media age.

  • Ko Jean Gasho akadzokasu kubva kumat leave

  • Kutinadzisa

  • Mental dsorder goin 2 fb n lettn de world knw abt undrwear issues? Shes mad

    • Mukoma panganai”handifungi kuti vabereki ava vachanyara ini’tikada kunyatso kuzvitarisisa type yaolinda iyi kuvabereki vake ndiye wavanototemba.saka unhu hwaari kuita uhwu vakatohutambira zvakare varikutorwadziwavo kana mwana wavo achichema saizvozvi.takarerwa zvakasiya usada munhu kusvika palast so musi waanokuramba ndiwo wauchaona kt makandiwa haasi jesu.

  • itaiti

    Asi Jean you are indefensible! You are prone to religious fluctuations so much so you can call a man who is not your own father Papa and exalt him to the level of ‘angels’, what makes you better than her when you also had (to a lesser extent) public meltdown through one form of social media or the other? or have we forgotten?

    • tafamutekwe

      Jean Gasho is also oblivious to the fact that she has joined the audience of this Olinda Reality Show. She pontificates like an outsider when in fact she is part of the Zimbabwean UK Diaspora Community where this Olinda is also based and ranting from. Why not use this diaspora network to reach out to a fellow Zim woman who obviously needs counseling help as this Jean rightly “diagnosed?” It does not make sense to say that I tried and failed to get in touch with Olinda then suggest to us (mere readers) and not to the victim which psychiatric specialist to see. Go on Jean Gasho and practice what you are preaching!

  • Kkkk no need to subscribe my dstv because this olinda is free entertainment

  • Zvakatangawo na pokello kut mwoyo wa Olinda urwadzewo zvakanyanya

  • Usaite kunge yastunner ndoyakakubvisa umhandara tidzikamire. Endai mobata majuru mbuya kana kuumba hari

  • Ya chinorwara Chipfambi ichi

  • Iyi mai haina kukwana, ndochii

  • Jean you have been there ita mushe

  • Poor admn

  • Ndizvo zvinoita mari yemushonga or zvinhu zvemushonga

  • Chero akapengereka sei Stunner akahwina zidofo remukadzi zvinei nesu pamakapfimbana hatina kukuonai paFB makutiudza zvashata waiti anokudii munhu asinga zvariiiiiiii

    • I know kuty olinda arikukangisa bt munhu haaudzwe kunzi hauzvari munhu wese anodawo mwana kuita kwamari correct your point handika sorry to tell u

  • L Ngwenya

    This story is cold

  • If only I could get in touch zvangu naye Olinda wacho…

  • Love yemufirimu kkk

  • So sick & tired haiboo!! Whatever wherever whenever

  • Proudly Zimbo

    I thought the Olinda-Stunner chaos was one of the worst things this year until I stumbled upon this Jean Gasho written article. Olinda might be unwell but Jean you are not too far behind her. How can you make such sweeping generalisations that are not backed by facts or figures and you call yourself a blogger.
    You say “Zimbabwe claims to have best educated people” – No! We don’t claim, we are the best educated, well documented and proven.
    When you say the whole of Zimbabwe is caught up with Olinda and Stunner which whole Zimbabwe are you talking about. Are you sure the majority of 15million are following this chaos on Facebook as opposed to thone minding their business?
    You say if the country (Zimbabwe) “has an ounce of shame, integrity or dignity at all blah blah blah” You think a country’s dignity comes by the whole nation poking it’s nose into the afairs of a young couple refusing to grow up to mature lyrics deal with challenges. And you are busy contradicting yourself. First you accuse the whole nation of being flimsy to be caught up in tomfoolery with Olistunner. You say we are one of the poorest nations yet we are expending our energy on useless issues. A few paragraphs later you are saying the whole nation has no dignity and shame because it does not get involved to help Olinda and besides out of 15million people we do not have one person competent to help her. Jean Gasho get a life breast feed the baby or something. You have assumed knowledge on Zimbabwe. Your stay wherever has made you into an Olinda of some sort.

    • Ship’ em home

      Jealous woman this Jean. With her history from incest to pastors to children out of wedlock what can you expect. She thinks she is so social commentator cause a few disturbed women like her sing her praises

  • Nxa

  • I don’t have data for this
    …….u wasting my data



  • Hure,,, kudanana nevana vadi

  • Bitch zvaro

  • Everyone needs to send her a message that you are no longer following her on Facebook and you should Unfollow until she proves that she is getting help. By following her and watching her videos, you are actually promoting her, feeding the beast and it overshadows the fact she needs help.
    Unfollow her and you see the results !!

  • Tru dat. I diagnosed her way back . Olinda inbox me ,got plenty of anti pyschotics meds. chlopromazine and benzexol

  • Kgotsile

    Nhaiwe Jean, how does your husband put up with you? What a lucky man he is to gave that mouth around him everyday. I would be drunk everyday to stay happily married. You’re a pest. Olinda ane drama dzake but iwewe you’re probably worse. I think you thrive on annoying people.

    I read without looking at author’s name. Didn’t take long to figure out who it was. The whole article’s point was to promote her loser friend’s ‘life coach ‘ business. Hahaha.

  • Olinda deserves better

  • She doesn’t have self esytem

  • Boycott !!

  • she has to lose weight and stop eating junk food.

  • yowee kupenga munhu akanaka kwakangooma

  • This shit now irritating !

  • crazy

  • I followed this page so I can catch with what is happening in Zimbabwe in soccer,the performance of the economy ,not this sex scandal of who I don’t know. Please find something better to report on. Leave whoever Stunner is live their lives

    • nehanda radio isnt all about soccer and economy perfomance only,you are lost bro

    • One man’ s meat is another man’s poison. For Nehanda to channel all their resources as if something is of national interest is pathetic. There so much they can report on. Maybe you can help,who is this Stunner,minister, president of some sort? Maybe I am lost for following the wrong page.

  • basing on yo the area wch u touched,I surely agree wth you

  • you blame zimbabweans for taking more interest in olindas issues, and ignoring important zim issues, but you also doing the same

  • truthcommission

    this issue with olinda is just a circus. she wants to be a celebrity and people need to understand a few things. her life is really screwed up and filthy. olinda has 5 siblings and all her siblings are from the same mother (RIP) but have different fathers except for olinda who has a sister from the same dad. olinda’s mother used to work at the CRANBORNE BARRACKS, HARARE. lets just say she was a popular figure with the male counterparts. an apple doesnt fall far from the tree. olinda is not far from the mum, 3 kids from 3 different dads, her previous marriage failed as she was caught cheating on her ex hubby richard matambanadzo. hapana zviripo apa just another fat bitch seeking fame

  • Dr Mbombalo

    Its people like this Jean and Olinda who think revolves around them.Jean has the temerity to suggest that Zimbabwe is mesmerized by this drama.Maybe in her circles and other shallow people like her.We don’t give a sh.i.t about this and I bet a lot of other people dont either.Pastor Evan varipamberi pe nonsense dzaJean naOlinda wake

    • Ndatenda

      Agreed plus she is jealous of the amount of attention Olinda has received. She wrote her blog and only got attention when the so called Pastor went to court. Before then she was called names including people questioning her sanity. They have much in common. Both unmarried mothers at some point, both with children by more than one man (jean 3men 5kids) Olinda 2×2. Both are attention seeking psychos who people have called mad& both think they are better than they are. Poor kids on both sides. Jean thinks she is Porsha Williams this Olinda thinks she is Kim k 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Ushe

    I, myself am yet to watch a single video from this woman. I have better things ti worry about.

  • Janjo No Nonsense

    Anopenga Olinda, zvaaidanana naDhuvai Stunner akambohwereketa?

  • Dumi Moyo

    Lol guess who is calling another person mentally ill. Lol ts Jean. I still remember you crying for sympathy when people from your church wanted u sectioned. Now you are quick to call someone else mentally unwell. Really???