Bona still a virgin, says First Lady

First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday stunned thousands of women attending a conference in Harare when she made sensational revelations that her 24-year-old daughter Bona is still a virgin despite her age and recent marriage.

BY Phyllis Mbanje

Mugabe also took the opportunity to dispel foreign online news reports which claimed that her daughter was sexually abused a few years ago while at university in the Far East.

Bona was customarily married in August to Sam Chikore, a pilot for Emirates Airline.

Mugabe received a standing ovation when she proudly told the thousands of women attending an interdenominational conference dubbed Today’s Woman at the City Sports Centre, that despite all odds, Bona was still “pure”.

The First Lady said she summoned Chikore and told him in no uncertain terms that he had to respect Bona’s body and preserve her virginity.
“I summoned Sam and told him in person that it was my wish as Bona’s mother that she remains a virgin until her wedding day,” she said amid large cheerings and ululations.

Mugabe praised her daughter whom she described as a good example of how young women should conduct themselves in the community.

She challenged other parents to bring up their children the traditional way, in order to reduce their chances of indulging in sex before marriage.

Calling on all parents to follow suit, Mugabe said she had impressed it upon her daughter during their discussions to respect her body and honour her future husband by giving him a gift of purity.

“I was not shy to tell her that she was not supposed to allow any man to touch her body in an inappropriate way. I am happy she complied,” she said.

The First Lady bemoaned the current generation of young people who spend their time hooked on computers watching pornographic material.
She blasted parents for over-spoiling their children with expensive gadgets and not guiding them in the right way as specified in The Bible.

“Children have access to pornographic material and that is where they are getting these homosexual tendencies that have polluted our culture. The President and I have always stood up against these shameful acts and will always do,” said Mugabe.

She also admonished people for watching reality shows like Big Brother Africa.

“Why do people watch such nonsense, how does it benefit us as a nation?” she asked.

But some participants at the conference said they were surprised the First Lady was criticising Big Brother, yet President Robert Mugabe in 2011 invited Munyaradzi Chidzonga to present him with US$300 000 after coming second in the reality show.

The First Lady also took a swipe at some foreign online media organisations which reported that Bona recently married because she had been raped.

“That is utter rubbish, it never happened and to those detractors, shame on you for dragging an innocent girl into all this. It is not fair that politics should go this far, my daughter is obedient,” she said in an emotional voice.

Mugabe later called on the podium Sam’s mother Christina Chikore whom she thanked for raising a “proper gentleman” and pleaded with her to look after Bona.

“Treat my daughter as you would your very own,” she said.

The date for the much-awaited wedding is yet to be announced although speculation is rife that it will happen in December.

Bona graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy degree from the University of Chan Tai Ho Hall in Hong Kong in 2011 and in 2014 will also graduate in Singapore after undertaking another programme in Banking and Finance.

Her parents received US$35 000 and 15 head of cattle in bride price (lobola) from the Chikore family In Zvimba.

According to unconfirmed reports, Bona and Chikore’s relationship started two years ago when she boarded a plane he was flying on her way to Dubai.

Speaking on her daughter’s early relationship with Sam, the First Lady said she had enquired from Bona if she had a boyfriend.

“Being the shy person that she is, she simply said I have someone I talk to on the phone. When I got the name of the boy I phoned Amai Eunor Guti [of Zimbabwe Assemblies Of God Africa] and asked about him and she unreservedly said if he ever became my son-in-law, we will have been blessed,” she said.

Analysts said if indeed Bona was a virgin, she would be one of the few girls in the country who abstain from sex until marriage. A recent survey revealed that girls as young as 12 were already indulging in sex.

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32 Responses to Bona still a virgin, says First Lady

  1. Clemence Tashaya October 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Uuuh vakoma chi ichi from our so-called first lady….Is this true…..from what we heard from some stories before? Amai or tinagati ambuya Grace please ..you are drawing attention for the sake of it but in reality this is not the truth…..Are sure with today’s young ladies…at 24. she was not even tasted by these sharks where she was studying. But common sense should just prevail cdesa nd friends….l am not arguing but l think our good first lady ratted her story…..Hope you got what l am saying here by using the word “ratted her story”

    • Irikidzai October 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

      @ Clemence Tashaya Yes I do believe it is possible to be 24 and still a virgin, if some failed it does not mean everyone fails to reach that age as a virgin. We live very different lives based on our religious & cultural values and the level of commitment those beliefs.

      Even for men there are some who marry not having had sex before – we are different people living very different lives – you cannot paint everyone with the same brush. There are also men married for ages who have not had sex outside of their marriage – that again is possible if you put your heart to do it.

      • Charles October 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

        Irikidzai 110% right people take wrong decisions and choices only to realize latter that they could have done it better so they try and chuck anything in the way of those that are doing well in the hope of stealing their light to Bona Mugabe wish u well do your parents proud raise your kids in the ways taught to you by their grand parents common guys who hasn’t learnt any values, education, principle from CDE RG Mugabe be real these values including shunning homosexuality and the pan Africa ideologies we have all been taught Bona shine on.

    • Hondo October 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

      Ko Simba wacho i virgin here?

  2. Changlong11 October 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    There we have it folks, what an examplery girl fm the first family who has preserved her purity from non-indulgence into premarital sex and must serve as a role model to our children. Take this on face value and not rely on rumour mongering as some have a tendency to quote this news heading out of context. Makorokoto Bona wazvichengetedza, wakura zvakanaka.

    • Moses October 19, 2013 at 11:02 am #

      Anyone who want to believe it should do it for him/herself. No need to solicit public “endorsement” in the manner Changlong11 and her parents do it. What an insulting way by the country`s first family of encouraging good behaviour to our young girls ! One need to visit Bona`s Facebook account to see what a warped mind she is.

  3. Herbert October 13, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    True BBA lacks artistic merit.

  4. matadzaenyoka October 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Sorry for the Chikore boy. NaAmbuya vako ava uchenjere kutorwa video yezvebonde rako naBona kuti nyika izive kuti vakafundisa mwana bedroom styles. Really who cares if Bona is a virgin other than anomuchikicha.

    And if she is a virgin, then Pornello ivirgin-wo!

  5. Mukorekore October 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    No comment

  6. Mukorekore October 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    I shall no speak

  7. muchohwe October 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    amazing grace…. !!

  8. Nongwe October 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    Grace ne chembere yake ngavarege kuti bhowa ne zve ma hom*sexual nekuti zviri nani kuve ne ma hom*sexual pane mbavha dzinoponda vanhu (Guk*rahundi) nekuba ma elections.
    Nyaya kekuti mwana wavo Bona i virgin zvinhu zvinotaurwa nevabereki vasina hunhu. Zvinhu zvinozivikanwa nevanhu vairi varikudanana kwete kuti vabereki vane hunhu vapambadzira kuti mwana wedu i virgin. Iwe Grace wacho pawakabira Sally chembere iyi wakange uri virgin here? Ibva apo mhani zi pfambi.

  9. muchohwe October 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    ini ndinoti mai vane rudo runofashukira kumwana wavo ngavarumbidzwe.
    imi munotsoropodza muri marozvi mongorwerwa rute majaira kutandira mhandara mumhunga kwahi munepwa !!
    all the best to the younger lady and congrats to sam sake !!

  10. Wela wela October 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Congratulastions Bona butTo be or not to be l personally dont think it requires everyone to know؛‎ why not keep at at family level nhai amai. To be or not to be that will not bring employment. Steady water and electricity supplies to Zimbabwe. Neither will that bring transaparency and end rampant corruption .cry out loud on things that benefit all Zimbabwean

  11. normanguri@rocketmail.com October 13, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    Asi zvokwadi ane basa ne virginity ya Bona ndiyani pasi rino rese? After all haasitori virgin. Kungoti haana kumitiswa chete. Sei ambuya Grace vachida kutaura nezve virginity ivo vasina kumbowanikwa vari virgin? Food for thought.

  12. Irikidzai October 13, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    What Bona and Simba have done is honourable, may God bless them as they prepare to start their marriage. Yes I do believe it is possible to be 24 and still a virgin, if some failed it does not mean everyone fails to reach that age as a virgin. We live very different lives based on our religious & cultural values and the level of commitment those beliefs.

  13. fokolo October 13, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    Well done Bona – if your mother is telling the truth, which she doesnt do a lot. Enjoy your married life and tell good old Grace to slow down a bit. She talks too much and attracts wrong attention for you.

  14. Immaculate October 14, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    Congratulations Bona & Sam. It is indeed possible even if you were sexually abused God have given you a second chance/second viginity what happened was not in consert but abuse so no big deal (if ever it was true). Now is your time to have it and God bless your marriage and purify your intimacy. I got married at 24 a pure virgin and I will forever praise God for that priviledge and lesson that my parents gave me.

  15. Kambiri October 14, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    The message from Grace Mugabe should be taken in the context of instilling moral values to modern society which is now so rotten to the core that 12 year olds talk openly about sex. Our youths and society have lost all moral values and Grace’s statement should be taken as a lesson to our children and modern day society. The Church platform she chose to say these things was correct because it was a Women’s forum and Women present would be challenged to impart these issues to their children. Well done Grace!

    • Dony bidoz October 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

      I personaly thnk ths was an isue yemadzimai senyaya dzekuchina but then it ws apropriat for mai mugabe 2 preach thru bona coz she does represent the zimbabwean girl.besides all our sentiments,who does nt respect the way she handles herself pavanhu.she truly reflects mwana akarairwa or smeone who has a firm understanding of life.i do respect her and i notice a lot of people do too.

    • Moses October 19, 2013 at 11:08 am #

      Only fools believe gospels from preachers who say ” do as I say , not as I do.”

  16. Hazvie October 14, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Well Done BONA, mama’s girl.

  17. Maxwell Shingirai October 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    That’s refreshing news from the right family on the right platform and at the right time. That is excellent from His excellency RGM. only dead fish swim with the tide. Living fish swim against the current. Please lets not be jealous but lets seriously emulate this gesture from the FIRST family. Well done Mother.

  18. ntombi October 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    its very possible to be a virgin at her age Bona is still to yung for highly moraled girls o hav known or indulged in sex,i believe that i am twenty seven n a virgin as well recently got married n obvious yechimanda irikutouya igodyiwa kumba kwedu,i am proud of Bona coz she is lyke my littel sis coz we both abstained frm the act and honoured our husbands,vanorwadziwa ndovakabviswa humhandara hwacho kana uri murume wakepesana nayo virgin n ur will die a virgin kwaaaaaaaaaaaah sory

  19. Charles October 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    Takadzidza zaka wands Kung mutungamiriri iyeyu anovazvekare baba vaBona kusanganisira kuti varungu havarumi, tinekodzero dzokuva challenger on our heritage deny it as you may even abroad Zimbos have Mugabe’s pride dealing with day today issues of life and succeeding too the same that was said about Mugabe when he was going to address the House of Lords in Britain they were warned of his eloquence in the Queen’s language and not to under estimate him basing on that he is Africa from Zimbo. She instead learnt more than just to pride in these things but her future shine on again I say Bona. See the difference between man and God is God loves the sinner and loathes sin man instead hates the sinner and loves the sin mostly I would say it is merely because the sinner beat them at it first and secondly because the sinner might be seemingly getting away with it so the thought is I wish it was me and gotten away with it Amai Grace you are no supper human shine own believe me Igodo chete

  20. Mafirakureva October 14, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Ko Sam wamukunyora ndeupi futi ndiye Simba Chikore futi here?

  21. maita October 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Virgin or no virgin did it need to be preached like a gospel. Who can prove it? Apa mai vakarashika apa. Anway if you are a virgin congrats but if you used tightening creams good luck again. But this was not necessary you just expose your daughter to ridicule. pamwe pane ka blaz karikutoseka kuti asi ndaipotsa paye.

  22. atz October 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    amazing grace indeed. small minds that is what grace is like. small minded. it’s a shame to have a mother like grace.

  23. Hardtimes October 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm #

    Amazing Grace with her speed managed train Bona but failed to control his husband.

  24. CDE Musa October 16, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    some are still virgin at 30 so what can suprise people by being still virgin of Bona. Well done Bona may God be with you in your marriage. Ngavavhunze isu tinozviziva kuti vana vevamwe vanozvichengeta.

  25. Jamu October 17, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Lyk mother lyk daughter. She was not raped but she got madly in love wt Sam Mtukudzi and the Tanzania President’s son and slept wt them lyk her mother who slept wt another woman’s husband.

  26. Mpisi October 18, 2013 at 2:38 am #

    Some things are better left unsaid. Gire has such amazing intelligence. She actually owns the copyright to intelligence.
    To Mr. Mkwasha I hope young man you are not being sold snake oil if virginity is something important to you. We all test drive cars before we buy, that way you have a peace of mind. just my 2 cents.

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