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Wedding Planning Is My Passion, That Is Why My Clients Say I am The Best

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From as early as childhood, some kids have an imagination of their own picture perfect families where they are married to their dream spouses and having beautiful kids running around the yard.

Such thoughts cross the minds of so many young people even though to the very same kids imagining such a beautiful future, there will not be even a clue of what it really takes to be a responsible marital partner and or a parent.

They can even imagine their weddings where the prince charming will marry his beautiful princess and vice versa with so many people gathered to celebrate the day.

On top of all that, they also imagine that soon after the wedding, life will continue with amazing miracles springing around them from every direction.

Such is the beauty of imagination and more so, life becomes so much extra fulfilling when those beautiful things that you imagine finally become a dream come true.

As such, if your dream is a stress free, smooth flowing and memorable wedding, there are people like Chiedza Sandra Chimwanda who believe that they are passionately dedicated to make sure that your dreams are converted into a life fulfilling reality.

Chiedza, under her Tata Global Investments company, which specialises in wedding planning in its broadness, says that her main satisfaction comes from seeing a successful wedding where the couple and everyone else involved is happy.

“Wedding planning is in my blood, it is my nature and so, I naturally do it with easy, be it whether I am planning for the whole event from scratch or concentrating on a specific aspect of the wedding such as Gowns, Counseling, Cakes, Bride/Groom Transport, Flowers and or Venue etc.

When clients give me the task to manage their wedding, they are guaranteed of a stress free and well organized job.” She narrated

Chiedza revealed that, personally, she had always wanted to wed and after her dream came true, she took it upon herself to make sure that other people with similar wishes and dreams must have someone knowledgeable in that aspect to help in making the whole event beautifully memorable.

zwnews24’s Brian Kazungu talked to Chiedza about her wedding planning business in order to find out more about her passions, joys and challenges associated with such kind of a business.

zwnews24: Would you give us a brief description of your wedding planning business?

Chiedza Chimwanda: I am wedding planner. In short, I do offer event planning from scratch, covering issues to do with Gowns, Counseling, Cakes, Transport, Flowers and Venue etc.

zwnews24: How has the market responded to your products and services so far since inception and what can you attribute to such kind of a response?

Chiedza Chimwanda: The feedback from my clients has been very positive and encouraging. They say I am the best and I even feel the same in my blood because once I get clients, I make sure that I get their job satisfactorily done.

zwnews24: What is unique about yourself, your team and your services, that set you apart and which helps you to stand out among various service providers who are in the same category with you?

Chiedza Chimwanda: Love and passion for people and for my job is what sets me apart. Even though wedding planning is my source of incoming, when I am doing it, I give it my selfless best. I tell myself that it is not always about money but happiness, and fortunately, it’s this guaranteed happiness which then also becomes a guarantee of my source of income.

zwnews24: What do you believe and understand are the main advantages to your clients when they make use of your services in addressing their wedding requirements?

Chiedza Chimwanda: When clients trust me with their wedding, they get a stress free, well organized and perfectly done job.

zwnews24: In a world where most people, especially the youth are failing to start and run their own enterprises because of lack of capital, how have you managed to launch and operate this initiative?

Chiedza Chimwanda: I push myself towards the mark and I make good use of every penny that I get along the way. It can be hard sometimes, but when you are good at what you do, God will help you through.

zwnews24: What are and what has been some of the operational challenges that you have encountered so far in the pursuit of your entrepreneurship vision and how have you dribbled past them?

Chiedza Chimwanda: Competition is a serious challenge in this business, but as said earlier, I am passionate and dedicated to my job and this ensures that I get referrals from my satisfied clients. More so, the economy is in bad shape and thus affecting the number of people that can afford the expenses associated with wedding and this is a serious problem to those who want to wed and to us as wedding planners as well. As we compete among us ourselves, we just wish the economy would recover soon.

zwnews24: Based on your experience, what advice can you give to unemployed youths and many other job seekers concerning entrepreneurship as a way of creating employment for themselves and others?

Chiedza Chimwanda: Volunteer to work freely to those already in business so that you can get knowledge and experience to start your own business.

zwnews24: Where do you foresee your business in the future and what legacy, history or impact do you want your business to have in your community, country or across the world? Why do you have such convictions?

Chiedza Chimwanda: I am very hopeful and confident that in the future, my business will be planning and hosting weddings across the whole country. I can say that because, right now, in my community, they know and confirm that I am the best.

zwnews24: How do clients and other stakeholders engage your business? How do they get in touch?

Chiedza Chimwanda: those interested in my services can Whatsapp/Call me on +263 71 982 5237, Email: chimwandachiedza@gmail.com or can even get in touch with me through Social Media platforms such as Facebook: Chiedza Chimwanda.

#. The questions in this interview are adapted from the book, The SME HANDBOOK written by Brian Kazungu: https://amzn.to/32hZSlb

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IDC’s Tshepo Ramodibe Cornered

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In a remarkable development, IDC’s spokesperson, Mr. Tshepo Ramodibe, who was quoted in an article published by the Sunday World in relation to a judgement granted by Judge Motsamai Makume on 23 March 2022, in which he confirmed that, it was the IDC, a public institution, that had initiated the the litigation.

In a new twist, when Ramodibe was confronted to provide evidence that the litigation was authorized by the IDC and the use of public funds was justified, he threatened this publication, was evasive, abusive, refused and failed to provide the basis of the authority relied upon to prosecute the claim.

A dispute was registered as to whether a presiding judge could discuss a rescinding application without dealing with the challenge of IDC, Plaintiff’s authority to litigate in the case 13276/14.

The suit was instituted by IDC in the high court of South Africa South Gauteng Local Division. In relation to this challenge on authority, it would appear it has taken IDC eight years to furnish the resolution binding this public institution to this litigation.

Mr. Peter Smith said, “what is puzzling about this matter is that IDC commented about a judgement in which Mr. Tshepo Ramodibe could not supply the impugned resolution. This raises a question of how public funds can be used for litigating a matter without the public institution, obeying the law. Rule 7 (seven) is a rule of court that provides for a litigant to challenge authority and therefore place a bar or any next step be taken prior to a court of law granting leave or being satisfied that the challenging authority does exist. Having looked at the record of exchanges between the reporters of IniAfrica.com with Mr. Tshepo Ramodibe, the inescapable conclusion is that IDC and its attorneys Werksmans, clearly have no obligation to observe the law and rules of court because after seven years, IDC has failed, refused and neglected to play its part in complying with this requirement.”

Ms. Lara Geach said, she found the exchange between Mr. Tshepo Ramodibe and Mr. Peter Smith not only interesting, but thought provoking if not classic and below is the said exchange:

Tshepo RamodibeMon, 4 Apr, 17:47 (20 hours ago)
to editor@iniafrica.com, me, psmith@iniafrica.com, tmpasiri@iniafrica.com, lovemorec@gmail.com, alugumigiven@gmail.com, cleopas@dawnholdings.com, Media, Chimwemwe, Tebatso

Mr Smith,

Please note that I have no concerns about the call made which was intended to get clarity on what was unclear in the emailed responses. All that is on record is a summation of the court ruling that confirmed the ruling court against the applicant.

The media is well aware of the matter and related court rulings. I suggest that any further enquiries in this regard be directed to appropriate legal platforms. The Judge and court that made the ruling is best placed to address any queries you may have.

I take confidence in the responses furnished by the IDC, as a public institution. Our Legal team and attorneys in the matter will guide any further interactions with your publication.

Regards,
Tshepo

Tshepo RamodibeTshepoR@idc.co.za011 269 3106Head: Corporate Affairswww.idc.co.za0829910851Corporate Affairs





—–Original Message—–
From: editor@iniafrica.com <editor@iniafrica.com>
Sent: Monday, 04 April 2022 17:17
To: Tinashe Mpasiri <tmpasiri@gmail.com>
Cc: Tshepo Ramodibe <TshepoR@idc.co.za>; psmith@iniafrica.comtmpasiri@iniafrica.comlovemorec@gmail.comalugumigiven@gmail.comcleopas@dawnholdings.com; Media <Media@idc.co.za>; Chimwemwe Mwanza <ChimwemweM@idc.co.za>; Tebatso Mokgoro <TebatsoM@idc.co.za>
Subject: Re: [External Sender] Re: IDC V MAWERE & OTHERS

Dear Mr. Ramodibe,

Good afternoon,

I have been briefed by Mr. Mpasiri and I have listened to the audio of the conversation.
I am astonished that you refused to provide the required information for us to complete our work in the public interest.
Your comments are in the public domain about a judgment on a dispute that the IDC is being called upon to provide as required by the Constitution.
I need not remind you of the provisions of PAIA that provide for the open and unfettered disclosure of information in your possession when requested to provide it.
I need not remind you that s9(a) of PAIA gives effect to our constitutional right to access any information held by the State subject to the limitation in terms of s(9)(b)(i)(ii).
I am sure you will agree that s9(d) provides for the establishment and mandatory mechanisms or procedures to effect our right to access the requested information in a manner that enables our media platform to obtain access to records of a public body like the UDC swiftly, inexpensively and effortlessly as reasonably possible.
As you correctly stated, the judgment is in the public domain and such
s9(e) is instructive in that the requested information is beneficial to promote transparency, accountability, and effective government of public institutions by including but not limited to empowering the public and raising literacy on civics so that victims of injustice can exercise their rights in relation to public bodies like the IDC.
You will not doubt appreciate that our staff as citizens are under pressure to interpret the import of the judgment especially when regard is had to the fact that IDC does not advance credit to the retail public especially persons of foreign nationality.
We are at pains to understand the relationship between the IDC and the person of Mr. Mawere.
We also need to understand the functions and operation of IDC, especially with regard to the burning issue of authority so that the public can effectively scrutinize, and participate in, decision-making by public bodies like the IDC that affect their rights.
One of the questions that have been raised is whether persons of Zimbabwean heritage who are not eligible for BEE status can borrow from the IDC. This question is of significance because we have 28-year-old South Africans who were born in South Africa and are desirous of accessing credit facilities from development finance institutions.
Your tone in the conversation with Mr. Mpasiri was not only condescending but arrogance as if to suggest that a judgment granted in IDC’s favor should only be subjected to scrutiny in the courts when you were at liberty commending on the same.
I find it strange that when provided with the information regarding why Mr. Mawere could not have attended two hearings at the same time, you chose to attack Mr. Mpasiri’s bona fides and effectively the integrity of our platform.
I am writing this letter if you know where we are coming from as we believe in using the media to promote a culture of accountability and transparency.
I am still not sure why you called Mr. Mpasiri rather than respond to the questions that are critical for any reasonable person to establish whether the impugned judgment was tainted by fraud or not.
I have attached a letter addressed to Dr. Sanangaura dated 1 March 2021 seeking the same information that we sought from you today. Surely, logic dictates that it would not take more than a year for you to answer a simple question on behalf of a public body whether the IDC had authority to institute proceedings that relate to the Makume J judgment or not.

I look forward to your urgent response.

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President Mnangagwa exposed by Mupasiri

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On 17 December 2021, Mr. Tichaona Mupasiri, launched an application against President Mnangagwa, in his official capacity, alleging a breach of duty when he refused and failed to take any next steps when on 9 November 2021, he was informed of the existence of Mr. Manikai’s, his lawyer. malicious and scandalous allegations that he was knowingly and intentionally in the hijacking of SMM using the force of law to achieve this attack on the constitutional order.

Mr. Mupasiri said:

“My case is fundamentally premised on two foundational principles and values of our constitutional democracy – openness or transparency and accountability – as well as my quest as a citizen in terms of the provisions of s2(2) of the Constitution to play my party holding the powerful to account for their deeds.

My civic duty to speak truth to power is unfettered and not subject to instructions from anyone else.

It is trite that the ushering in of the 2013 Constitution introduced the role of the Constitutional Court in determining whether the failure and refusal of the President to investigate the serious allegations made by Manikai that the reconstruction of SMM was tainted corruption and fraud constitute a failure to fulfill his constitutional obligations.

For the last 43 years, concerns are galore on the lack of ethical state craftsmanship and our collective failure as citizens to ensure the existence of checks and balances that should underpin the institutionalization of good governance.

My application is also about the abuse of public power and funds with impunity.

It is my observation that the endemic corruption in Zimbabwe is a consequence of the systemic broken system whose effect has been an erosion of government integrity, transparency, and accountability that is necessary to provide the necessary checks and balances required for a functional and just system.

It is not in dispute that the President is bound by the supreme law of the country and is prohibited from exposing himself to any situation involving the risk of a conflict.

When I read the chat in the FOSMM group, I was shocked that President Mnangagwa, if he knew the legal and constitutional implications of what Manikai said his role was in the construction of the illegal reconstruction scheme, would still be close to him.

No one can doubt the reality of a conflict between President Mnangagwa’s official duties and his private interests to be the successor to the late President Mugabe.

Having had the opportunity to learn from the facts generously shared in the FOSMM group, I was compelled to take the steps that I have taken to ensure that the truth is told especially in relation to the facts and circumstances of the unfortunate decisions and actions that led to the introduction of the Reconstruction of State-Indebted Insolvent Companies Regulations and after the fact, the enactment of the Act.

The foundational values of openness and accountability demand that I discharge my duty to the constitution by demanding that the secrecy that has characterized the prosecution of the Reconstruction affairs in relation to juristic entities in Zimbabwe be exposed without favor or prejudice.

I was confident that President Mnangagwa would never refuse to account for his alleged actions but my confidence in his innocence in this matter has been dampened.

Clearly, the opportunity for both Manikai and President Ramaphosa has been squandered and is being wasted in the court processes when all I wanted was for Manikai to bring the nation to his confidence on what happened in relation to the bizarre manner in which state power was deployed to introduce and use the reconstruction regulations and act in relation to Zimbabwe’s corporate citizens.

The remarks that Manikai made and shared in the FOSMM groups confirm that the force of law was used to create the facts of state-indebtedness when no jurisdictional facts existed to support this allegation.

The misuse of public funds in prosecuting the reconstruction of SMM is unmistakable.

I am in receipt of correspondence from SMM’s UK registered shareholder, SMM Holdings Limited (SMMH), Dr. Cleopus Sanangura in relation to the prosecution of the SA litigation matters, and TAP director in relation to the theft of about $5 million from the company and the role of DMH in the heist which fortifies my position that either President Mnangagwa was misinformed or he is part of the illegal corporate coup.

I am encouraged that the media is beginning to understand the true nature of my application and urge citizens to vigorously interrogate the facts inherent in this matter as it is clear that the Constitutional Court by directing outside the court that the President has no duty to respond to my serious allegations that are informed with facts, the outcome of my application seems to have already been determined and disposed of.

It is the duty of every citizen to be vigilant and to ensure that the rule of law is protected and promoted.

As a citizen, I am determined more than ever to expose the rot in any sphere of government as empowered by the constitution of this country.

I am determined to see this matter to its conclusion and I reiterate my position that I will never abdicate my constitutional responsibilities.

President Mnangagwa’s ascendency to public office was steeped in fighting corruption. I did not expect him to suffer from the same inditement that his predecessor suffered when allegations were made against him that he was in truth and fact surrounded by a cabal of criminals.

President Mnangagwa must be held accountable for failing to report to law enforcement agencies the alleged plundering of public funds in the prosecution of the reconstruction affair and the unaccounted funds used in litigating matters related to the cause of divesting shareholders and directors of the control and management of their companies.

The Mnangagwa administration on the face of it appears to have a clear policy on fighting fraud and corruption. I was guided by this policy when I wrote the letter to him in November 2021 expecting him to join forces with me to make Manikai accountable for his remarks.

The people of Zimbabwe have legitimate expectations that the Constitutional Court will live up to its intended role in transforming this country especially having regard to the fact that even under Mugabe, the organs of state that could have stopped the attack on the rule of law were already captured by untouchable persons like Manikai.

I had to take it upon myself to ensure that all public funds that were used in the name of reconstruction accounted for to the cent allegedly spent on their behalf.”

The alleged role of President Mnangagwa in the demise of SMM has been in the public domain from the onset.

It is President Mnangagwa who has imported us to spare no effort in exposing corruption to permit another narrative that compels him to conceal it using the Court.

He says he first heard the recording of Ramaphosa on 20 December, when Parliament had closed for the festive season.

My application was triggered by President Mnangagwa’s refusal and failure to disclose what he knows when he knew, and from whom he knew about the affairs of SMM’s reconstruction affair especially against the backdrop of his denial that he was not in his current position at the material time when the corporate coup was conceived and born.

The existence and veracity of the chats that are in my possession have not been denied which means that the contents are genuine and were generated by Manikai and should be as good as oral evidence given in person.

It is Manikai who created the cloud that has hung over President Mnangagwa’s head since 2004 and his alleged role in the affairs of SMM is and has been in the public domain.

It is Manikai who has provided the link to him in a graphic and political context that ordinarily would be buried in secrecy.

Manikai in his answering affidavit does not dispute the authenticity of the utterances or the veracity of the serious allegations he made against President Mnangagwa.

Truth or integrity is after all at the heart of the Office of President of the Republic
particularly in relation to his or her constitutional obligations.”

“Deciding to present a version known to be untrue to an organ of State whose constitutional duty it is to strengthen our democracy is conduct that is inconsistent with that high office and the obligations that the incumbent has – to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as is happening in the Mupasiri case where the cause of complaint has been deliberately manipulated by the President’s lawyers, DMH, who have instructed Advocate Thabani Mpofu to argue the matter, exposes the reality of a broken system involving not just corrupt judges but lawyers,” said Mr. Frederick Kyle, a lawyer based in Finland who acted on one of the SA matters.

Mupasiri further stated that: “The impugned violation by the President is strictly limited to his refusal and failure, to tell the truth, and disclose his involvement in the birth and implementation of the Reconstruction Act and his true relationship with DMH, the law firm, and Manikai in particular in relation to the affairs of SMM and other related matters involving the application of a law that offends public policy.

It has nothing to do with the special and specific circumstances of SMM but it cannot be denied that what preceded the enactment of the Reconstruction Act was the hijacking of SMM using regulations that were extrajudicially introduced with no provision for parliament and the judiciary.”

This is what President Mnangagwa stated under oath in his answering affidavit dated 24 December 2021:

He further asserted as follows:

It is clear from the above that although on paragraph a(4) of his affidavit wherein he professed ignorance about the reconstruction of SMM, he confirms above that he was fully briefed without explaining in detail as to why, when, where, and by whom he was briefed. He fails to explain his interest in the matter at all to permit the alleged briefs.

It is against the above background that one can understand the context in which Advocate Thabani Mpofu concluded in his Heads of Argument as follows:

Below is the thread between Mupasiri and Mutanda that is a MUST TO READ:

MUPASIRI EXPOSES PRESIDENT MANGANGWA’S FAKE VERSION IN COURT – mmawere I Flip PDF Online | FlipBuilder

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