Hungwe SA trip in balance

HARARE - Victor Hungwe’s participation in Saturday’s IFBB Africa Show scheduled for Johannesburg hangs in the balance due to xenophobic attacks on foreigners by South Africa nationals.

South Africa has experienced serious cases of xenophobic attacks in recent weeks with several foreign nationals losing their lives while many others including Zimbabweans have been displaced during the clashes.

The Zimbabwean bodybuilder told the Daily News that although he is willing to travel to South Africa, his family and friends have expressed their reservations against him making the trip.

“My family and friends are against the idea of me going to South Africa in view of these xenophobia attacks happening there,” Hungwe said.

“I have worked so hard for this moment so from now I will just monitor the situation from here. It would be really disappointing if I don’t compete in this show after all the preparations but all hope is not lost yet and I will see how it works out in the coming few days.”

Hungwe said if he eventually travels to South Africa, he will be motivated to win the contest and will dedicate the victory to all Zimbabweans, who have been affected by xenophobic attacks.

“With all the negativity surrounding the so-called Rainbow nation (South Africa) my focus still remains unparalleled and I would want to do justice on stage,” he said.

“I want to show that I’m very proud to be Zimbabwean and nothing the world can do to diminish our DNA of a hardworking and a peaceful nation. I will dedicate my victory to the Zimbabweans affected by xenophobia.”

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