And our MobStar of the Year is…

Choosing our superhero of the year this time around was a bit crazy because there were some really good ones.


In a year in which so much happened, with a lot of consequences there were serious movers and shakers in the news.

Prof Jonathan Moyo joined Twitter and was the most active government official on social media never backing down from answering questions put to him. Sure sometimes he was bit rough but he made us wish we had that sort of access to government.

Kirsty Coventry qualified for the Olympics and won the triple gold medal for the third time.

The Mighty Warriors became the first Zimbabwean team since the Golden girls of 1980 to qualify for a world tournament when they made it to Rio 2016.

South African university students spoke truth to power in an era where youths are often associated with blunted consciousness.

Music producers from Zimbabwe continued to grow and actresses like Danai Gurira and Chipo Chung along with actor Tongayi Chirisa continued to break new ground in Hollywood.

Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube became the first Zimbabwean on the comedy central stage and also featured at the inaugural Johannesburg International Comedy Festival.

A special mention for Zororo Makamba and Nafuna TV for their TWZ show which now airs on Zambezi Magic.

Our winner of the MobStar of the year however went to:

Zimbabwe senior men’s football team coach Kalisto Pasuwa

A man who has had some of the worst treatment of a football coach for a while. Going unpaid for months and still getting results. We remember an interview when after beating the Comoros in Zimbabwe, he said, that while there was no money, he was prepared to work with what the association had.His year even went weird when he was fired from the Warriors job before being reinstated. Very few would still answer  the call of duty for the nation under such circumstances but he did.

So take a bow coach. You are our hero of the year.

  • MhukaHuru

    Good choice, he’s been very unselfish! Putting the nation first