Articles tagged 'cde chinx'

Spare a thought for Cde Chinx 14 December 2017 HARARE - November 15 has earned a place in Zimbabwean political historiography for a number of reasons. Having been there when it happened is an honour for most Zimbabweans as they will be able to tell it to future generations. It was a day when Zimbabwe’s only leader then since independenc...
Mujuru confirms Cde Chinx links 2 July 2017 HARARE - Former vice president and National People's Party leader, Joice Mujuru, has spoken out for the first time on her links with the late musician, Dick “Cde Chinx” Chingaira, confirming to the Daily News on Sunday this week that indeed they shared a solid bond that could have cost the libera...
Mujuru misses friends in Zanu PF 2 July 2017 HARARE - Ever since she was pushed out of Zanu PF in 2014, former vice president Joice Mujuru has struggled to set her political career on an upward trajectory. Upon exiting the ruling party, she found herself at the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) as the party's interim leader. It was, however, n...
Mandizha's tribute to Cde Chinx 29 June 2017 HARARE  – Sables lock Witness Mandizha paid tribute to the late musician and war veteran Dick Chingaira aka Cde Chinx during Zimbabwe’s Rugby Afrique Gold Cup victory over Senegal in Dakar last Saturday. Cde Chinx passed away on June 17 after a long battle with cancer and was buried in Harare ...
Tribute to Cde Chinx 29 June 2017 HARARE - I first met Dick Chingaira in 1985. I was eighteen. Benny Miller and Jane Bartlett had a record company called One World Records and Cde. Chinx and the Barrel Of Peace was the first artist that they recorded. Benny Miller had allowed me to come round to the One World recording studio ...
Mujuru links cost Cde Chinx 25 June 2017 HARARE - Late liberation stalwart and veteran musician, Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira, became a victim of Zanu PF's internecine succession struggles after the party denied him the coveted national hero status on account of having been sympathetic to expelled former vice president Joice Mujuru, th...
Zanu PF bigwigs snub Cde Chinx's burial 24 June 2017 HARARE - The burial of the late liberation stalwart and musician Dick “Cde Chinx” Chingaira in Harare yesterday was most notable for the absence of senior Zanu PF and government officials. The 61-year-old Cde Chinx — who died in Harare last Friday after battling cancer — was interred at the Gl...
Cde Chinx family opts for private cemetery 23 June 2017 HARARE - The family of the late liberation stalwart and musician Dick “Cde Chinx” Chingaira has passed on the chance to bury him at Harare Provincial Heroes Acre — instead opting to have him interred at the Glen Forest Cemetery — with his national hero status snub by Zanu PF spilling into Parliam...
Cde Chinx hero status angers artistes 22 June 2017 HARARE – Artistes have condemned the government's decision to accord revolutionary musician Dick “Cde Chinx” Chingaira a provincial or liberation hero status. State media yesterday published articles quoting Zanu PF secretary for administration Ignatius Chombo saying Cde Chinx had been declare...
Anger as Zanu PF spites Cde Chinx 22 June 2017 HARARE – President Robert Mugabe threw out an appeal by war veterans and the family of ex-freedom fighter Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira yesterday to upgrade the late musician's standing in death from the lesser liberation war hero status to a national hero, sparking outpouring anger from a cross-...
Zanu PF divided over Cde Chinx 21 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF kept the family of fallen liberation stalwart and musician Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira guessing yesterday, with President Robert Mugabe's lieutenants deeply-divided and dithering on his hero status — leaving today's politburo meeting to deal decisively with the matter. Cde C...
Zanu PF neglected Cde Chinx 20 June 2017 HARARE - In the court of public opinion, the debate about who deserves the national hero status has always been an emotive one. Rarely do ordinary people agree with the elite in Zanu PF on the conferment of the national hero status because the criterion used by the party's leadership is not ca...
Cde Chinx to make history? 20 June 2017 HARARE – Liberation war musician Dickson Chingaira, aka Cde Chinx, could make history by becoming the first musician to be declared a national hero. Cde Chinx succumbed to prostate cancer last Friday and died at the age of 62. By yesterday evening, there was no news on what President Robert...
I am Nathaniel Manheru - Charamba 19 June 2017 HARARE – Permanent secretary of information George Charamba said he is paying tribute to the late liberation singer Dickson Chingaira aka Cde Chinx, by disclosing that he is the shadowy character Nathaniel Manheru who contributes a weekly column in The Saturday Herald. He said because of his c...
Cde Chinx deserves the honour 19 June 2017 HARARE - Late liberation war fighter and renowned musician Dickson Chingaira, aka Cde Chinx, should be declared a national hero. While the onus to bestow such an honour lies in the hands of President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party, it would be a mockery for them to even declare him a libe...
Condolences pour in for Cde Chinx 19 June 2017 HARARE – The late music star Dickson Chingaira aka Cde Chinx’s songs stimulated both Zanla and Zipra fighters into action and helped mobilise the masses into an incredible resistance population, Zanu PF party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has said. Moyo, in a condolence message said: “The deat...
Zanu PF choir master no more 18 June 2017 HARARE – As black Zimbabweans fought their last battles against the colonial Ian Douglas Smith-led Rhodesia Front (RF) in the 1970s, music had become part of the revolution. In the rural areas, the masses would gather during the night for all-night pungwes (open-air political meetings) where f...
National hero status likely for Cde Chinx 18 June 2017 HARARE – One of Zimbabwe's greatest music composers, Dickson Chingaira, aka Cde Chinx, passed away on Friday, plunging the arts and music industry into mourning. Cde Chinx died at West End Hospital in Harare after battling leukaemia cancer. He was 61 and leaves behind his two wives, Patricia a...
When Zanu PF forgets its own 7 May 2017 HARARE - A deathly silence engulfs Takeley Drive in Harare’s medium density suburb of Sentosa, Mabelreign as Dick “Chinx” Chingaira is helped out of an Isuzu Bighorn and onto a wheelchair. Frail and barely able to speak, the man whose liberation war songs turned farmers into soldiers struggles...
Grace blasts Chinotimba 5 May 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe on Tuesday tore into Zanu PF Buhera South MP Joseph Chinotimba describing a video he filmed of the critically ill Dick “Cde Chinx” Chingaira as “sick”. The video of the veteran musician, helplessly lying on his hospital bed, has since gone viral on social media...
Grace turns executor for Cde Chinx house 3 May 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday stunned many when she turned executor over the estate of wheelchair-bound Dick “Comrade Chinx” Chingaira, allocating his Mabelreign home to his first wife — Patricia. The veteran musician, who is visibly battling deteriorating health, was flanked by h...
Ailing Cde Chinx gets State assistance 26 April 2017 HARARE - Ailing veteran musician Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira — reportedly battling leukaemia — is getting financial assistance from the Office of the President, a family member revealed. The revolutionary musician was admitted at West End Hospital in Harare nearly a week ago after unknowingl...
Cde Chinx hospitalised 22 April 2017 HARARE - Veteran musician Dickson Chingaira — popularly known as Cde Chinx — is critically ill and has been admitted at West End Hospital in Harare, the Daily News has learnt. Family members confirmed the development. “Comrade is not feeling well, vari kurwara (he is sick). He was admitted ...
Ailing Cde Chinx resumes shows 28 February 2017 HARARE - Veteran musician Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira, who has been unwell for the past three years, says he had to muster a lot of courage to perform at President Robert Mugabe's birthday party held in Matobo. Cde Chinx, who performed with the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Band...
Zima still to finish Cde Chinx's house 2 December 2015 HARARE - Organisers of the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) have admitted that they were too ambitious when they promised to build a house for Comrade Chinx in less than six months. Zima re-emerged last year after a seven-year hiatus and honoured musician and liberation war hero Dick Chingaira, be...