Social media spawns love

HARARE - Social media, particularly Facebook has ignited a ‘real love’ relationship that has sent tongues wagging among Zimbabweans in the Diaspora.

What started off as a friendly chat between two socialites who were more than 15 000 km apart during the course of last year has somehow turned into a ‘real love’ story.

From her London base, Zimbabwe- born Rose Mutsau, better known as Summer Rose, started a friendship with Australia-based Zimbabwean Kuda Chamisa after connecting on Zvirikufaya naKedha, a Facebook page created by Curtis Smith which has connected Zimbabwe’s Diaspora community through sharing videos and experiences.

The relationship has made fanatics wonder if the two will be able to stand the test of time or whether it is destined to be a Pokello- Elikem kind of relationship.

When Summer Rose, who has been based in the United Kingdom for the past 13 years decided to take her month-long annual vacation last December in Australia, it turned out to be a golden opportunity to turn her virtual relationship with Chamisa into reality.

“We just grew closer and closer the more we spoke, then it so happened that I was coming to Sydney to visit my family and this presented us an opportunity to meet,” she said.

The London -based psychiatric nurse added that from the very moment they first met after she landed in Australia, a lot of chemistry began manifesting.

“We are so comfortable with each other and from the moment we met in person, the connection was just crazy,” Summer Rose emphatically said.

The London-based nursed, who has been likened to American hip hop model Amber Rose, has paid tribute to Arcadia-bred Smith whose Facebook page has managed to attract and connect more than 36 000 followers across the world.

“It is such a great platform which has united many Zimbabweans all over the world. I now have an amazing friendship with Kuda right now,” she added.

On the other hand Chamisa - who works for a mining company and during his spare time rocks Australia’s clubbing and entertainment circles as DJ King- says his life has indeed gone full circle.

“The connection we have has been amazing and that alone drew my attention. One day I would love to settle down in the future,” he said without giving much detail.

Summer Rose, a former Mutero High School student, has since gone back to her United Kingdom base but Chamisa hopes to meet his match made in heaven again when he visits her during the summer.

The former Ellis Robins student, who was born in Glen Norah before relocating to the leafy Mandara surburb, says his blossoming relationship with Summer Rose has inspired him to intensify his drive to help the poor and needy through his Facebook page dubbed RAS PLATY.

“I have been in Australia for over ten years. I always keep in touch with what is going on back home. I have realised that apart from connecting people, Facebook can also be used to reach out to charitable causes and the needy back home,” he said.

With support from Summer Rose, Chamisa has managed to help a single mother who lives in Chaka near Mvuma.The woman looks after her 20-month old daughter who suffers from a condition known as hydrocephalus.

“We just want to spread the love because it makes us feel connected, blissful and happy .It also makes stress, pain and loneliness just melt away,” he said.

The two lovebirds have also managed to participate in the Zimbolove Foundation Red Chilli Challenge; an initiative started by Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa aimed at raising awareness about the lack of and high cost of blood in the country.

It remains to be seen whether the relationship between Chamisa and Summer Rose will evolve into marriage.

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