A bit of cheer for Comrade Chinx


By Mtandazo Dube

After three years, the house that the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) promised musician, Dickson Chingaira Makoni aka Cde Chinx, is ready to be occupied.

Joseph Nyadzayo in front of the house he built for Cde Chinx and his family in Sentosa.
Joseph Nyadzayo in front of the house he built for Cde Chinx and his family in Sentosa.

The roof, ceiling, tiles, plumbing, cabinet fittings, security wall, lawn and pavements are all in place. By Wednesday last week contractors were putting final touches in the two master bedrooms complete with en suite while the lawn was being tended to. 

Zima chairman, Joseph Nyadzayo, who is also a friend of Cde Chinx says the handover of the house is this Tuesday, however, there is one BIG problem. Cde Chinx is ill-disposed – battling cancer at a hospital in the capital – and Nyadzayo is clearly a troubled man.

The trendy open plan kitchen
The trendy open plan kitchen

Having invested US$30 000 of his personal money into the project and spent several man hours, supervising the project and going door-to-door begging for resources from well-wishers, Nyadzayo has one plea from God.

“I have just one wish – to lead him (Cde Chinx) here,” said Nyadzayo during a tour of the Sentosa property.

“I want him to see what we have done, what Zimbabweans some of whom have never met him or interacted with him, have done.

“If all Zimbabweans; fans of Cde Chinx, music lovers and Zimbabweans as a whole join me in prayer for the speedy recovery of this man, I would be very grateful.”

The Zima chairman, who promised Cde Chinx a house, in a televised awards ceremony in 2014, said although, it had taken him three gruelling years to complete building it, he now more than ever feels desperate for Cde Chinx to finally live in his new home. 

Nyadzayo was speaking exclusively to this publication while overseeing the final touches to the house he built for Cde Chinx with the help of several well-wishers. The Sunday Mail

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  • mapuwei madzihwa

    Ruzhinji rweAfrica tinokumbira rubatsiro.I used to love this son singing muhondo kupfungwe.Asi as hondo yapera why shud we continue asking hand outs

  • Vanopenga vakumupa nekuti akurwara

  • kwaa kutya lameck ka uku

    • Taura hko shaa & the worst part vakuzvi publisher dai vangopedza vakanyarara..izvozvi he desperately needs medication than a hse

  • The only house house thats waiting for Chinx right now is the one without windows!

    • All of us bro lol!!!

    • True

    • You really cant say that. I know someone who suffers from the same illness and was given 3 months to live. That was 11 yrs ago. The person is still alive and living a normal life

  • They re mad,ready to be occupied with someone who is in ICU,where were you for the past 3 years…

  • They r mad

  • Makuona kukosha kwemunhu nhasi nhai ka

  • Better late than never. Bcz the Beitbridge-Chirundu road is a “Never” though people are perishing in it. Not talking of the Zambezi Bulawayo water project (izvi zviroto chaizvo)

  • Bedridden person. Maybe for his family but togona kuzonzwa futi kuti vakatorerwa

  • His name is Dick not Dickson

  • Kunyara kuti if he dies angachemerwe muzvitangwena. But one needs to enjoy when still fit.

  • kkkk these fools…..vakuda kuti kana hero status yauya vasazonyare kkkkkk

  • Two or three wives one house pakaipa

  • Hamunyare makupa munhu apanhoo

  • Painful with the guy chinx’he will dwell but electricity & water its a farce. His government will chase him or switch off everything coz of the big bill’ in our eyes is good yes ‘wait and saviour kasik!!!!!! Eyes are red for that house ,,,,,,, Thugs!

  • Maidii kumupa achiri kunzwa. Kwave kuzomupa orwara. Mave kutanda nyadzi.

  • sitembeni ririkufara wena iri rekwamugabe

  • nyikayapera

    Vana gwenya mbira ndivo vaka fuga zano iri rekuvakira mukuru uyu imba