IN PICTURES: Thunderous welcome for Pokello

Pokello Nare, Big Brother Africa (BBA): The Chase Zimbabwean representative who was evicted from the BBA House on Sunday returned back home Wednesday afternoon to a thunderous welcome.

Report by Melissa Mpofu.

Pictures by Hardlife Samuwi

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The ‘Queen of swagger’ landed at the Harare International Airport just after midday and was welcomed by hoards of fans and family.

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Fans had been freely transported to the airport by three luxury coaches and trucks and were wearing Pokello branded caps.

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Her fellow Zimbabwean housemate, Hakeem Mandaza, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) officials, and Carnival Queen Zimbabwe, Dananai Chipunza were also amongst those who were at the airport to welcome Pokello.

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Unlike other BBA housemates’ reception, Pokello’s was unique because the pomp and fun fare was inside the airport not outside.

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While fans were waiting for her outside, she was exclusively being welcomed by Hwamanda dance troupe who performed for her whilst she was getting her passport stamped. Her son Nathan brought tears as he rushed to greet his mother clad in his soccer attire.

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Fans could not be controlled when the arrival doors opened and Pokello walked out.

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They could be heard screaming and shouting her name trying to take pictures of the diva. They were given a lot of time to take pictures of her before she was whisked away.

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Lucky men had their t-shirts kissed and autographed by Pokello whilst others were given caps.

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Indeed it was a swag affair as she was driven away in a stretch hummer whilst the convoy was mainly comprised of Range Rovers and the latest Mercedes Benz vehicles.

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The Hovhorosi style team, who designed overalls for Team Pokello were also not to be outdone as they rocked the airport clad in colourful overalls especially designed for Pokello’s campaign when she was in the house.

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Pokello paraded around the Harare C.B.D before being driven to the Cresta lodge where a press conference was organised for her. During the press conference, she thanked Zimbabweans for having voted and supported her during her stay in the house.

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A welcome party will be held for her this weekend.

 

 

21 Responses to IN PICTURES: Thunderous welcome for Pokello

  1. Stop-a-Thief July 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    That was a clever way to adverise MDC-T, with popular the red theme.

    Time to write some poems.

  2. Stop-a-Thief July 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    VICTORY POEM PART 1:::
    Voyedza tisavhota vaMudede…
    Rega ndiseke hangu hede…
    Kunyepa kwahi bhora mugedhi…
    Mwana wevhu ponjesa Bhora…
    Musango Zanu ibva yaona…
    Zvotoziva Zanupf iya yawora…
    Gore rino vaMugabe vachachiona…
    Kusvika vanhu vahwina.

  3. Stop-a-Thief July 24, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    VICTORY POEM PART 2::
    Countdown now starts for our milk & honey…
    We shall farm, mine & keep our money…
    No more Chinese lies & phoney…
    Inga zanupf yatodyiwa wanhi…
    Hezvo bwaaa mafaro mbavha dzoenda…
    VaMugabe vaye sekuseka voenda…
    Vana veZimbabwe ndapa kutenda…
    Zanupf iya yozo surrender.

  4. Stop-a-Thief July 24, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    VICTORY POEM PART 3:::
    Few more days, Zimbabweans wait…
    Confident of winning as in 2008…
    This time no chance of that chicanery…
    We’re certain to dump them to the dustbin of history…
    They’ll cry why they trusted a 90 yr old…
    Who refused to go & retire in Zvimba…
    Preferring to loot our diamonds & gold…
    Rather than replaced by any young member…
    Helele the nation will rejoice & sing…
    Celebrating a grand coalition win…
    Good riddance to this bad rubbish…
    Who ruled like they were high on hashish…
    Vanhu havachakuda mhani chienda…
    Taneta nenzara nekurumwa nenda…
    Gore rino hezvo bwaa zvazoenda…
    Kopinda vane care & tender.

  5. Stop-a-Thief July 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    He is Matibiri but prefers to be Bob…
    And each election he comes to rob…
    Takes his family to Rome…
    Claiming he is of Catholic form…
    When come his dreaded elections…
    He starts his usual shenanigans…
    Suddenly he is Madzibaba Gabriel…
    Not ashamed of his evil…
    Zimbabweans will not forget…
    To show him the way to the State House gate…
    Bye bye dictator Matibiri…
    Retire & drain rock dhiziri…
    NaGrace chibva wangobuda…
    Nekuti Vanhu Havachakuda.

    • Stop-a-Thief July 24, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

      Last one is Victory Poem Part 4

  6. Stop-a-Thief July 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    VICTORY POEM PART 5
    Hezvoka bwaa, hezvoka…
    Zvauchazadza magamenzi nema.nyo.ka…
    Kunyepa kwahi ndini madzibaba Gabriel…
    Tibvire uchaenda ku-hell..
    Siya vanamate vega mapostori…
    Ubva wavaudza kuti sorry…
    Maprofesa vako kuwanda vemusoro bhangu…
    Ndirini ndotonyara zvangu…
    Vanhu Havachakuda Chienda.

  7. p.diddy July 24, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    al i wnt z to mry yo daughter mugabe u mst kno tht bt dnt expct m to pay lobola

  8. Observant July 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    Editor,
    I noticed a grammatical error. The writer Melissa Mpofu says “returned back” instead of just “returned”. I believe it should be written as “The Chase Zimbabwean representative who was evicted from the BBA House on Sunday returned home Wednesday afternoon to a thunderous welcome.”

    • agree! July 25, 2013 at 12:17 am #

      My thought too,especially coming from a publisher.

      Very poor grammar indeed. Even on herald.

      It’s “pop and fanfare” not “pop and fun fare”

      • tek July 25, 2013 at 12:39 am #

        actually its pomp and fanfare

  9. Mavikela July 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    Stop a thief urikutaura zwekumama endaunofa

    • Stop-a-Thief July 25, 2013 at 12:54 am #

      That inspired me, I’m now composing a Victory Poem Part 6 yekumama kwaMatibiri. Keep checking. Thanks

  10. sugar sugar July 25, 2013 at 7:34 am #

    zim ma1

  11. Foxy July 25, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    Kkkkkkkki haa stop a thief ndiwe une yese manje

  12. Jonathan Charamba July 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Stop A Thief-Well written poems, icho. See me after elections

  13. t bag July 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    stop a thief nice one,pliz we`re waitin for more

  14. notto July 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    well done Hardlife Samuwi good pictures thats pics

  15. Baba jukwa July 26, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Pamberi ne Zanu Pf ndatendeuka manje huyai titsigire bato redu,

    ndini wenyu
    baba jukwa
    ndadzoka zvachose,
    nhava izere mhepo

  16. like a thief in the night July 26, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    @Stop a thief please for yo own sake Grow up!!!

  17. Mental Gymnastics July 26, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    @Stop-a-thief. My diagnosis is that, clinically, your comments are a manifestation of a bipolar problem. Please do not hesitate to check in at the nearest psychiatric hospital for codification. Akuruma zani ndewako.

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