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How fashion changes a person

HELLO there folks, how are you doing this March 2017? As promised this month, we will show you how different a person can look after a change of look whether hair, makeup or fashion. Take a look at these make-overs;

If you are a stay at home person who spends more time behind closed doors than in the public eye, you may find yourself dressing or being comfortable with anything rather than style. But comfort does not always look good on you.

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Look at what hair relaxer, tongs and highlights in the hair can do to make one’s hair look different. Add some fake eyelashes to the eyes. Throw in a sexy dress and you get a totally different person for a Valentines Dinner on a person who never dresses up.

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And what about the office bound person…like the book-keeper (no pun intended)? Can one really change from being a plain office dresser to a sleek, attractive date?

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Just look at this transformation! The hair was tonged straight.

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The eye glasses were replaced with contact lenses. Make-up was natural tones. The formal wear was replaced with a sleek bright lightly fitted Dinner dress.

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There is a princess in every woman and a prince in every man.

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Sometimes life throws us a lot of lemons, but there is so much you can do with the Lemon, after you remove the skin.

No matter what your body type or shape, no matter what your race, colour or religion, everyone wants to look good at least once in a while.

This is what we will be doing this March, peeling lemons and making lemonade.

Send us your pics of before and after or give me a call and we will be glad to take time to make you over for that special event.

Can’t wait to see all the changes this month, until next week, God bless.

Fashion Diva can be found at Kutz n’ Kurlz Hair Salon in Meikles Department Store or messaged (not called) on 0772933845.

Valentine’s Day tragedy…… boyfriend’s present causes furore

Ray Bande Senior Reporter
A 26-year-old lawfully wedded Mutare woman failed to stomach the humiliation of her extra-marital affair being exposed and decided to cut her life short following her husband’s discovery of some Valentine’s Day presents from her boyfriend.

Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa, confirmed the death of Locadia Gumbeze (26) who was married to Edson Gumbeze (25).

Locadia died last Saturday at House Number 2652, Chikanga Phase Two in Mutare.  Ironically, the incident occurred barely six months after their white wedding which was held in October last year.

“On February 19 at Number 2652, Chikanga Phase Two in Mutare, Locadia Gumbeze had a misunderstanding with her husband, Edson Gumbeze, with Edson accusing her of infidelity.

“Edson left their home and went to a supermarket in the same suburb. When he returned home, he found his wife lying on the bed with foam coming out of her mouth and nose.

“Police attended the scene and recovered an empty packet of some tablets. The body was instantly taken to hospital and the post mortem is yet to be carried out. Investigations into the matter are still in progress,” said Inspector Kakohwa.

Inspector Kakohwa urged members of the public to solve their differences amicably.

“We sincerely urge people to try to solve their differences amicably than resorting to suicide.

“The sad thing is that we continue witnessing loss of lives even when things could have been talked over amicably,” said Inspector Kakohwa.

However, sources close to the couple told The Weekender that the two had an altercation over Valentine’s Day presents that Locadia received from her boyfriend.

Happier times, Edson (second from left) and his late wife, Locadia (right) during their wedding in October last year

The husband later discovered them and when she was asked about them, Locadia failed to give a satisfactory answer.

This, they said, did not go down well with the husband and an altercation ensued leading to the wife failing to stand the impending humiliation of having her illicit affair exposed, thus resorting to suicide.

“We understand that the two had an altercation over Valentine’s Day presents meant for Locadia from her boyfriend that the husband discovered.

“The wife could not stomach the impending humiliation of having her illicit affair exposed, thus resorted to commit suicide,” said the source.

Repeated efforts to get a comment from Edson were fruitless at the time of going to press as the mobile number provided kept being answered by someone else, with the receiver maintaining it was a wrong number.

Jah Prayzah, Muridzo in showdown

Liberty Dube Entertainment Correspondent
ARGUABLY one of the greatest combination ever to grace Mutare, contemporary musician, Jah Prayzah and budding Afro-fusion crooner, Andy Muridzo will tonight (Friday) share the stage at The Platinum as the spacious venue curtains up the new entertainment year.

Controversy aside, Muridzo, whose real name is Kudzai Andrew Ngwenya, has been one of the most promising and consistent artiste with his deep and inspiring lyrics despite having released just two albums. The youthful musician was recently in the eye of a sex storm after raunchy dancer, Bev revealed that she was carrying the dreadlocked musician’s pregnancy. Muridzo, however, strenuously denied the claims.

However, tonight, his fans will focus more on his artistic ingenuity and well-choreographic acts and would be tempted to compare his stage antics with his idol and home boy, Jah Prayzah.

Apparently, Muridzo, who does not deny that he is Jah Prayzah’s copycat, recently signed a contract that will keep him under Jah Prayzah’s Military Touch Movement.

Andy Muridzo

Muridzo’s forthcoming album due to be released next month is expected to be finalised at JP Studios. ExQ, Nutty O and Tahle as well as two producers Daniel Chiweda and DJ also recently joined Military Touch Movement.

Muridzo has two albums to date namely, Pakubuda kwezuva and Ngarizhambe. The latter which proved to be his best ever so far production carries runaway hits such as Haungatikoromotse, Dherira and Chidhafudhunda.

Jah Prayzah and his Third Generation Band rarely disappoint. The band captivates revelers with his military-like choreographic acts. This time, however, his outfit will be without influential former lead guitarist Braveman “Baba Harare” Chizvino who dumped the band to form own eight-member outfit, The City Vibration Band.

The show starts at 8 pm.

“Patrons and fun lovers will part with $5 as entrance fee. An array of local artistes will take turns to entertain early birds before the two artistes jump on stage. We are proud to start a year with such a high profile year and we would like to urge people to come in numbers and witness a rare combination sharing a stage. Alick Macheso and Orchestra Mberikwazvo will perform at our venue before end of this month,” said one of the organisers.

Voodoo gone wrong!

Dear Tete Barbara —
My friend and I decided to visit a traditional healer to strengthen our relationships with our partners because these days things are just tough. We picked a number of different practitioners and then settled for one whom we both agreed told us what we wanted.

I was given herbs to bath with at the shrine and one other herb to burn in the house where my husband and I live together. I was to burn the incense while naked and then let the smoke go onto my privates as I said incantations of what I wanted my partner to do for me.

I did it at sunset and had the door to our bedroom open as I was told by the healer. When I was about to finish, my husband walked in clapping his hands. He has asked me to leave the house after that incident, which has left me more than embarrassed. What should I do? How do I make him understand it was for us?

Tete Barbara Responds
It is quite sad that you are in this situation but what is more disturbing is the fact that you believed that you needed a charm to secure your relationship with your husband. You have your reasons and you maybe able to justify your actions but the problem now is that you were caught and now you are suffering the consequences. 

People all over the world believe in different things and practice different rituals to strengthen their bonds but the problem only comes when one partner is not aware of the plan. Put yourself in your husband’s shoes and imagine if you walked in on him doing strange things using your name.

You need to understand his position and then find a mediator he respects and trusts to speak on your behalf, explaining your position as a wife trying to secure her marriage.  It may take time to earn your husband’s trust once again but nothing is impossible. In future be wise.

All the best.

I have a monster mother-in-law

Tete Barbara From My Heart  —
From My Heart is a platform created for you to share your issues and get practical assistance. Together we can create brighter lives and happier people, transforming mind sets one day at a time in 2017. Send your heart to heart message to Tete Barbara and read her responses.

Dear Tete Barbara
My mother-in-law is causing havoc in my home since she came one month ago. When she came I received her well thinking that she would also behave likewise, but she has turned into a menace. She wakes up earlier than I do to start cleaning and cooking for my family. She invites people from other churches to hold prayers in my home without my permission. Of late, she has started giving away my children’s old clothes to whoever she sees fit without telling me. I want her out of my house, but I do not know how to make her leave without insulting her or my husband.

Tete Barbara Responds
You sound fed up and angry over the behaviour of your mother-in-law, but will you be equally infuriated if your own mother had done the very same things? The boundaries you have set are clearly regulated by the awareness that this woman is your in-law.

Your expectations from her require her to be respectful of your territory and also responsive to your desires. Remember, she is just like your mother and perhaps you should treat her as such. Yes, she seems to have overstepped some of her boundaries as a mother, but forgive her.

Talk to her about some of the things she has done, the same way you would speak to your mum. If you would never address your mum on the issue, then do not take it up with her either. Love her even when she is not willing to love you back and respect her even when she does not respect you.
Let love lead!