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Woman Finds Absentee Dad After 32 Years

Woman Finds Absentee Dad After 32 Years

A 32-year-old woman from Nkayi District in Matabeleland North recently met her father for the first time after a daily publication, The Chronicle, published an article titled “Missing fathers… Children relive the agony” to commemorate this year’s Father’s Day two weeks ago.

Happiness Sibanda finally found happiness last Saturday when she met her father, Doctor Khumalo, and discovered that she was his only child.

She said a day after The Chronicle published the article, a cousin who knew her father contacted her. Said Sibanda:

When that article was published, I received a call from someone called Lucky who turned out to be my cousin from my paternal side who lives in Pumula East.

He told me that he knew the whereabouts of my father and that he was in Tsholotsho and he agreed to accompany me to see him.

Sibanda said she travelled to Sipepa area in Tsholotsho on Saturday where for the first time, she met her father. She said:

He couldn’t even utter a word; all he could do was cry as we embraced each other.

Sadly, he is not in good health and I was told he has been like that since he returned from South Africa in 2010.

As a result, it became very difficult for me to ask him all those difficult questions.

All the bitterness, anger and frustration that I had with him is over.

I instantly felt his love and I also learned that I’m his only child.

Sibanda said she was told that her father left for South Africa in 1993 and, thereafter, lost all communication with her mother, Sharon Sibanda. The two had met in Bulawayo. Said Sibanda:

Although my paternal relatives knew about me, they had no way of reaching out to me. There were no communication channels.

So, the article that you published helped us a lot in connecting with my father’s relatives.

The weekend I spent in Tsholotsho was one of the best moments in my life.

I discovered that we are a big family and all of them were so excited to meet me.

So, I have resolved that this coming weekend (today) I will go back to see them and also that my children can finally meet their grandfather.

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parasite 1 month ago

DNA first wozofara

Tintin 1 month ago



Ok ok ok I get it wenera

Bro Mhpo 1 month ago

I can imagine your level of happiness my sisi. Dreams and imaginations of having a "better life" in South Africa have done Zimbabweans a big disservice.

Jack Bauer 1 month ago

KwaMugabe kkkk

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago


Jah ****iiiii 1 month ago

watanga imbwaaa iwe hauna identity mwana wasataniiii

Dzvamu 1 month ago

Totenda Mwari


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

babe iro rakafita kunaka pakusvoraaah ndivo vaye vane mapeechee anosunga mb oroh

Gogo 1 month ago

Most likely kut baba ava had another family in SA then ndokuzodzoswa kuZim vorwara zvavo

Tkt 1 month ago

Lucky you vamwe tichiri kutsvaga soon we shall be publishing our stories too if that really works

ndinitigere 1 month ago

hausi kutsvaga inini here ndiri pano ✋

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie 1 month ago

That's why i comment in english coz

mwenewazvo 1 month ago

unobva wazvishaya kuti vanhu vanotaura zvinyadzi ava chii navo chaizvo🤔🤔

Gold coins 1 month ago

ndizvinoitwa nevana vena****

Sca 1 month ago

Such a nice thing to have a father. Some fathers are loving like Jehosaphath.

SC 1 month ago

Pumura bresses her with cousin.. but we won't stop until we meet Mr Tinashe Mugabe

Fari 1 month ago

Vamwe vanhu unozvishaya kuti vanofunga sei chaizvo. Just having dirty minds chete chete, hayas

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

@mwenewazvo and Fari
Zvimwe kungotarisa coz unoshaya kuti kunobviwa kwacho kune vanhu here 😂

piping 1 month ago

baba vebenz havana mufaro. hameno vachimboti pizza

i 1 month ago

mukwasha ngaabva aunza roora baba varikurwara


even bad behavior begins at home. ivai nehunhu. inzwa kunyara kana uchiverenga zvawanyora.

congrats sister zvinofadza. asi baba ngavakukumbire ruregerero iwe woregererawo. SA ine maYellow Born saka vakangovhiringwawo

ppp 1 month ago

siyabonga uNkulunkulu obahlanganisileyo

Aka PoPs the Technician 1 month ago

I'm so happy for you my dear sister...some of us we Kno our Fathers since birth but they pretended as if we don't exist...Mine doesn't wanna anything to do with me, its so sad....but Life goes on....May God strengthen your bond with your father

parasite 1 month ago

Hazvirevi kuti rudo handina mwanangu. Rudo ndinarwo namwangu kani.

ED 1 month ago

iam your father were au ,come to Sherwood on weekend for a feast of a returning gallant son of the soil

Anonymous 1 month ago

Zvonetsa izvi zvevana nemadzibaba avo, mai ndovanoziva and its very bad for mothers who are not loyal, they create a lot of doubt panyaya dze patenity thats why vamwe vana baba vachiita sevano ignowa vana or kusavada panenge paine zvakaitwa naamai vakaregererwa but zvinorwadza ukaona mwana iyeye

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