In the Spirit of Giving: Sir Wicknell’s legacy of compassion

In the Spirit of Giving: Sir Wicknell’s legacy of compassion

Zimbabwean business tycoon Wicknell Chivayo has been recently dishing out cars and cash to artists in recent months.

Last Friday, Chivayo bought a flashy car for Jah Prayzah worth a staggering US$180 000 and he said his gift to the artist was to show his appreciation for his music.

According to Chivayo, this was a reward for Jah Prayzah’s album “Mudhara Achauya” which had the song “Kutonga Kwaro”, the soundtrack in the rise of President Emmerson Mnangagwa through a military-assisted takeover.

Chivayo has in a space of five days splashed more than US$300 000 spoiling musicians ostensibly for their contributions to the music industry.

Five days later Chivayo bought another car for Sulumani Chimbetu worth US$140 000.

In announcing his new gesture of “benevolence” Chivhayo said the Dendera musician had stood with the ZANU PF.

“Congratulations to no one, none other than the current king of Dendera Music himself MR SULUMANI CHIMBETU…Your immense contribution and continued support at our ZANU PF rallies can not just go unnoticed. Obviously, I am biased not only because I am a die-hard Dendera Music fan but your Father SIMON the CHOPPER CHIMBETU was my very good friend and to me the best singer of all time. So today I say to you MWANANGU SULU please go and enjoy your new 2022 Mercedes Benz GLE300d…If you continue supporting ZANU PF the revolutionary party YOUR FUTURE REMAINS BRIGHT…Just some small pocket change WELL SPENT on you wholeheartedly,” said Chivayo on his Facebook page.

In the past few months, Chivayo has been on a spending spree early this year, spoiling his fellow apostolic sect members with 25 Toyota Aqua vehicles.

In September 2023, Chivayo bought a US$ 65,000 Toyota Hilux GD6 for DJ Masomera. He said it was his small way of saying thank you for his support to ZANU PF.

Masomere is a teacher at Ndarama High School in Masvingo who rose to prominence due to his active role as a Master of Ceremony at various ZANU PF rallies in the run-up to the 2023 general elections.

In October 2023, Chivayo gifted the ZIYA Cultural Arts Trust trio cast – Vharazipi, Chairman, and Mbuya Mai John – US$ 10,000 cash each.

He also donated a Toyota GD6 and house to Chief Hwenje for his song “Mai Welly”.

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Beyond his immense success as a billionaire, Sir Wicknell sets an exceptional case by devoting his assets and ability to elevate communities. 

Chivayo rose to prominence after controversially winning large Zimbabwean government contracts. Last year, his company Intratrek Zimbabwe (PVT) LTD won a Supreme Court appeal against the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) in a 22 million dollar damages claim.

Charmaine Brown

Charmaine Brown is 27 years old, media personnel. She studied Media and Society Studies (2017-2020) at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. Charmaine had an internship at The Herald and presently is the Editor for My Afrika Magazine. She currently lives in Harare.

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