SEPTEMBER 2016 REVIEW: Shoko Festival, Phatisani-Tariro fight and Mandoza death

Deep into the second half this year we got

Here are highlights from September 2016 (bold indicates link to original article)

Zimbabwe had two reps at the Durban Fashion Fair. Sidumiso and Nkanyeziyethu’s GANU

We saw that inspiring behind-the-scenes video of Kirsty Coventry at the Olympics. Parfait!

Then remember when former Zimbabwe international midfielder Ronald Gidiza Sibanda went missing? He was found a few days later

The International Images Film Festival 2016 announced its winners.

Muchaneta gave us that bizarre performance on her X Factor UK audition

Zimbabwe’s Tracey-Anne Buckley Aggett finished as runner-up at this weekend’s Mrs Universe 2016 event in China

Winky D dropped that duet with Oliver Mtikudzi

Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor’s Nottinghamshire county side were relegated

Scientists told us climate change could see coffee going extinct by 2080

It was revealed that kwaiito legend Mandoza had a brain tumour. He would die a few weeks later.

Bulawyao’s Skyz Metro FM went online

The inaugural September Fashion Issue was held in Harare with designers showcasing vibrant collections

Italy confirmed that public masturbation would no longer be considered a crime.

Multichoice’s DStv opened up the UEFA Champions League to its Compact subscribers

Then there was that Phathisani-Tariro fight on Star FM

Karen Mukwedeya

Zimbabwe’s Karen Mukwedeya made the final three of the TLC’s Next Great Presenter search

Facebook and Twitter announced they were aggressively going after fake news

Actor Munya Chidzonga told us about his role on Rhythm City

Akua Naru was in Harare and she was epic with her showmanship and artistry

Then there was Shoko Festival

Then there was that video by Rumbie Mubaiwa of the aftermath of the shooting of Alfred Olango in El Cajon, Califormia, USA

Ammara Brown’s Aussie tour was postponed over ‘logistical reasons’

Photograp her Henry Hakulandaba’s Harare skyline pic wins the Africa 2016 Photo Award