WICKNELL Chivayo yesterday gifted the ZIYA Cultural Arts Trust trio cast – Vharazipi, Chairman and Mbuya Mai John – US$10 000 cash each for their skits, which have kept people entertained in recent weeks.
Before yesterday’s gesture, Chivayo gave Masvingo’s decorated Master of Ceremonies and Ndarama High teacher, David Masomere, a brand new Toyota GD6 and a house.
He also donated a Toyota GD6 and house to Chief Hwenje for his song “Mai Welly,” which has become a hit among Zimbabweans.
Last week, Chivayo shared a post on his social media handles promising to honour Vharazipi and his two cast members.
And, exactly a week after he made the announcement, Vharazipi and crew were each given US$10 000.
Added to that, they were given US$2000 for refuelling.
Vharazipi – real name David Mubaiwa – was ecstatic after he received the money.
“Basa raitwa nemukuru tinoritenda, tazviona asi sabhuku vanofamba neshoka,” joked Vharazipi insinuating that he also needed a car.
Chivayo was surprised when he met Mbuya Mai John (Kumbirai Chikonye) who was elegantly dressed as compared to the character who appears in skits.
“The way she appears in videos, I thought she was an old woman,” said Chivayo.
After the donations, the trio joined Chivayo and Chief Hwenje for a group photo.
Chief Hwenje said he was happy that he was now a landlord, although he could not reveal where he acquired the new house.
Chivayo has been splashing money on outstanding personalities, with the latest being musicians and comedians.
H-Metro has been trying to secure an interview with Chivayo to get an insight into why he has suddenly turned himself into such a “Good Samaritan” and to get an idea of his source of income which has turned him into a multi-millionaire.