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Israel Simbarashe Jiji – Public Appeal
Thursday, 21 May 2015 18:53

This is an appeal to our fellow brothers and sisters to help with the cost of the repatriation of Israel Simbarashe Jiji who passed away on the 11th of May at Addenbrookes NHS Hospital in Cambridge at the tender age of 55 after suffering a stroke and then being diagonised with an aggressive form of cancer that had already spread.

Rosemary Muchena - Public appeal
Thursday, 21 May 2015 20:09

We wish to express our deepest regret that our sister, mother, aunt Rosemary Muchena passed away on the 15th of May 2015 at West Middlesex Hospital. Moaners are gathered at 2 Bedfont Green Close, Feltham, TW14 8EG.


For all those who wish to make a contribution towards the repatriation of the body to Zimbabwe you can kindly do so to the following bank account of her son: Munyaradzi Zvobgo, Barclays, sort code 20-38-83. Account 73423867.


Please contact the following for further details: Tendai Mutami on 07963589517, Ruth Kawadza on 07718897732, and Zie (Blessing) Socks Maina on 07429231392.


Thank you to all wishers and May the Lord Bless you.


Thank you so much and be blessed.

DFCP Gives Team Zimbabwe UK £5,000
Written by NewZimbabwe.com   
Thursday, 28 May 2015 17:28

THE Zimbabwe UK Diaspora National Team run by Team Zimbabwe UK has received a timely sponsorship boost from the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan (DFCP) ahead the African Nations Cup UK.

The tournament, which is in its 7th year, is scheduled to start on Saturday 30th May with the finals set for the 14th of June.
Ready for 2015 African Nations Cup UK ... Team Zimbabwe UK

Team Zimbabwe UK Project Director Marshall Gore, welcomed the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan sponsorship which is worth up to £5,000 as a huge milestone and endorsement ahead of the tournament.

Chairman, Liberty Masunda also thanked Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan for their support at an event in Coventry where many Zimbabweans gathered to witness the trials and final selection for the squad to participate in the tournament.

Masunda was also optimistic that given the massive support, the team will do well this year and make the country proud. He called on the Zimbabwean community in the UK come and support the team in large numbers.

Expanding to Zambia ... Dr Sibert Mandega

Dr Sibert Mandega, Director of Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan, said his company is delighted to sponsor such a valuable community initiative that is helping to promote good community cohesions amongst Zimbabweans in the Diaspora.

Organised by the African Football Association, the African Nations Cup UK tournament has continued to grow over the years. Last year 20 African countries competed with Zimbabwe reaching the quarterfinals.

Team Zimbabwe UK’s objectives include helping to identify diaspora talent for the Zimbabwe national teams’ structure. The project is fully backed by the Zimbabwe authorities including the Zimbabwe Football Association.

Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan is an innovative cash-based funeral insurance which offers guaranteed acceptance with no medicals at all and pays out up to US$20,000 cash immediately on proof of death. Every Zimbabwean worldwide including those in Zimbabwe qualifies to be covered.

Explained DFCP Spokesperson, Roda Williams, said: “The whole essence of the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan cover is to give families, especially those in the diaspora, peace of mind through a reputable cover that guarantees everyone covered a dignified send-off. “The cover is for life, permanently US$ denominated and being cash-based makes it a worldwide protection without borders”.

Underwritten by Zimnat Life Assurance, the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan has been available worldwide for over three years and provides much-needed relief to millions of diaspora Zimbabweans especially in the wake of numerous reports of families struggling to repatriate the remains of their loved ones.

Meanwhile Dr Mandega also announced that they would, this week, launch Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan Zambia which is also a permanently US$ denominated policy underwritten by Madison Life Insurance Company Zambia Ltd (Mlife) which is part of Zambia’s biggest insurance group, Madison General.

African Nations Cup UK

Venue: West Ham Memorial Grounds London E15 3DB

Dates: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of May (Group games), Saturday 6th of June (Quarter Finals) and Sunday 14th of June 2014 (Finals)

Group A: Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Morocco, Senegal

First match: Zimbabwe vs Sierra Leone, Saturday 30th of May 2015 at 2pm

Christopher Bwalya Chibuta Appeal PDF   E-mail
Written by DFCP News   
Monday, 22 June 2015 19:49

A Go Fund Me appeal to raise US$5,000 has been launched for Christopher Bwalya Chibuta:

This young man, only born in 1989, died on 3rd June in his sleep in Winnipeg Canada. He moved to Canada to get a degree in Economics only 3 years ago.

Now he is gone without fulfilling that dream.

We want to send his body back to Zambia. $10,000 was the price but We have already raised $5000. Please help us raise the remaining $5000. The Zambian Community in Canada are not as many as we are in America and other places, so we ask that we help them raise this money.

Thank you very much

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Ex-Mapfumo Manager Thompson Kanchingwe Repatriation Appeal
Written by Daily News   
Thursday, 02 July 2015 10:48

Zimbabweans based in Canada are currently raising funds to repatriate to Zimbabwe the body of Thomson Kachingwe, a former manager of chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo who passed away in Toronto on May 31.

The body of the veteran 61-year-old music personality is expected to be flown to Zimbabwe next week.

Kachingwe, who managed the Blacks Unlimited soon after independence, chauffeured reggae legend Bob Marley after his historic performance at Zimbabwe’s independence celebrations held at Rufaro Stadium in 1980.

According to Thomas Mapfumo’s just-released biography titled Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the music that made Zimbabwe, written by American Banning Eyre, Kachingwe came to the rescue of Marley and the Wailers after they had somehow been “forgotten” by their hosts.

“After the ceremony (independence celebrations), a joyful chaos reigned. Bob Marley and the Wailers were strangely abandoned. Job (Kadengu who owned Job’s Nitespot) and the other hosts rushed off to private parties and balls….the Jamaicans had been left at the mercy of Thomson Kachingwe, not the best chauffeur, as he knew neither the directions to the band house or how to operate a manual transmission truck in which the musicians were travelling,” reads part of Mapfumo’s biography.

The riveting biography further adds that Marley and Wailers were very disappointed by the manner in which the police teargassed thousands who were trying to force their way into Rufaro Stadium to see the Jamaicans perform.

“…the police responded instinctively, firing round after round of tear gas to drive back the advancing mob. The wind lofted noxious fumes into the stadium, and soon there was the spectacle of cabinet ministers, members of Parliament and foreign dignitaries coughing, weeping and burying their faces in handkerchiefs …Marley seemed the last to notice, closing his eyes as if in a trance and forging on until at last he was overwhelmed and left the stage.

“After 40 minutes the gas fumes cleared and the band briefly returned to the stage , minus the singing I-Threes…Marley sang  War and the inevitable Zimbabwe but his heart had gone out of the performance. Blending English, Portuguese  and even a word of Shona, Marley put on a brave face, saluted the crowd and exited.”


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