. . . business brought to standstill in SA
Affirmative Action Group (AAG) World Wide president, Mike Chimombe, spent a fortune on his belated 40th birthday celebrations in South Africa at the weekend.
Affirmative Action Group (AAG) World Wide president, Mike Chimombe, spent a fortune on his belated 40th birthday celebrations in South Africa at the weekend
Chimombe splashed R234 000 while the flamboyant Prophet Passion Java added another R109 000 at a glittering party at The Link Lounge in Midrand, South Africa last Saturday.
The celebrations continued on Sunday when Boss Mbidzo took Chimombe and other friends on a boat cruise at Hartbeespoort in North West Province with scintillating musical performances.
Zimbabwean musicians Roki, Nadia Nakai, Buffalo Soulja and Tariro Gezi entertained the guests at The Link Lounge, which is next to Mercure Hotel in Midranda.
The party, dubbed ‘The Dope Party’, which brought business to a standstill at The Link Lounge as hundreds of Zimbabweans thronged the venue, was hosted by Boss Letmore Mbidzo under his company, More Entertainment, as a belated 40th Birthday Party for the AAG leader.
Word in entertainment circles say Boss Mbidzo could be the new mbinga in town, set to takeover from the departed Genius Ginimbi Kadungure.
Speaking from Joburg, a visibly elated Chimombe said: “I was humbled by the royal treatment. I want to thank all AAG executive members who contributed in making my birthday such a memorable event.
“A special thank you to my good brother Boss Mbizvo, who treated me to an electrifying Dope Party in Midrand and the boat cruise. It felt so good to mix and mingle with my fellow brothers and sisters in South Africa.
“I pledge to take the AAG to greater heights with support from all patriotic entrepreneurs in and outside the country who are determined to see His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa transform Zimbabwe to an upper middle income economy by 2030.”
The energetic Chimombe who turned 40 years on 21 August 2021 owns, the MillyTake Group of Companies which has business interests in real estate, mining and construction.
Reports from South Africa say The Link Lounge has taken the South African entertainment scene by storm due to its strict adherence to the African culture and the dazzling lighting system.
Receipts from the The Link Lounge show that Chimombe paid R234 465 while Prophet Java paid R109 340 as food and drinks flowed for the mostly Zimbabwean crowd that partied till the early hours of Sunday.
Sources in Midrand said some bouncers had to be deployed to block people who jostled to chat with Boss Mike while Prophet Java had to leave the party early as many people pushed and shoved in a bid to catch a glimpse of him.
The pomp and funfair to celebrate Chimombe’s birthday started on 24 August in Harare when he was treated to a surprise birthday party by the AAG executive at his company premises in Eastlea, Harare.
The surprise party was organised by AAG World Wide vice presidents Munyaradzi Kashambe, Anastancia Ndhlovu, secretary general Clifford Hlupheko and communications and advocacy director Ari Goldstein.
At the party, that was also attended by the AAG secretariat stuff, Boss Mike, as Chimombe is affectionately known in business circles, was presented with a huge personalised 40th birthday cake.
The AAG executive members thanked Chimombe for his visionary leadership that has seen the affirmative action group opening branches across the world and inspiring many young entrepreneurs who are thronging to join the organisation.
After the pomp and funfair in Harare, Chimombe last Friday flew to South Africa where the other AAG World Wide vice president Prophet Passion Java, AAG president for Africa Phibeon Matibura and his team treated him to yet another surprise in Joburg.
Boss Mbidzo was also present at the private function where Chimombe was presented with several gifts that included top quality AAG regalia bodly inscribed; “Boss Mike.”
The AAG has set up several branches in South Africa to cater for Zimbabweans living in that country.
Under the leadership of Chimombe, the AAG has embarked on several programmes aimed at encouraging Zimbabweans to play a part in the country’s economic revival matrix under the visionary leadership of His Excellency President Mnangagwa.