Hazvinei Sakarombe is a Zimbabwean radio and television personality. She is also known as DJ Chilli

Hazvinei Sakarombe
Born Hazvinei Sakarombe
Occupation
  • Radio and Television Personality
Employer ZBC
Known for Being a radio personality.

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Background

She was born in Mutare but grew up in Gweru.[1] While growing up she never got to listen to radio much because her strict parents would always ensure that she read books rather than indulge in the electronic distractions offered by television and radio.[2]

Career

She auditioned for Power FM in 2004. DJ Chilli became a presenter on the radio station after being successful in an interview overseen by veteran broadcaster, Admire Taderera.Prior to her television debut on Woza Friday in 2009, DJ Chilli was a DJ on urban radio station, Power FM.[2]

She currently presents at Radio Zimbabwe.

Suspension for alleging that President Mugabe was of Malawian origin

DJ Chilli was suspended in 2013 for alleging that President Mugabe was of Malawian origin. While reading birthday messages on air, Chilli said that Robert Mugabe's father was from Malawi. Sakarombe's suspension was confirmed by Tazzen Mandizvidza at Pockets Hill studios during a tour of the national broadcaster by the parliamentary committee headed by Nyasha Chikwinya. When contacted for a comment, DJ Chilli declined to comment, referring questions to the ZBC spokesperson.[3]



Awards

She has two National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) to her name.[2]

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References

  1. 10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT HAZVINEI SAKAROMBE, Youth Village, published: No Date Given, retrieved: July 19, 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hazvinei Sakarombe red hot, The Zimbabwean, published: May 21, 2010, retrieved: July 19, 2017
  3. Radio DJs sacked for saying Mugabe is Malawian, Bulawayo24, published: March 10, 2013, retrieved: July 19, 2017