Simba Chikanza Biography| Zimbabwean Journalist and Editor of Zimeye
Simba Chikanza is a Zimbabwean journalist and entrepreneur based in the United Kingdom. He is the founder of the political tabloid publication, ZimEye, which he runs as a full-time journalist. Chikanza is also known for interviewing Zimbabwean political leaders live on social media and the website. However, his work has been controversial, as he has been accused of publishing fake news on several occasions, tarnishing the reputations of individuals unfairly.
Simba Chikanza’s age and date of birth could not be readily established from public documents at the time of publishing.
Education and Qualifications
There is no publicly available information regarding Chikanza’s education and qualifications.
Chikanza is a Zimbabwean journalist and entrepreneur based in the United Kingdom. He is the founder of the political tabloid publication, ZimEye, which he runs as a full-time journalist. He has been known to interview Zimbabwean political leaders live on social media and on the website.
Al Jazeera Gold Mafia Documentary
In April 2023, Chikanza was revealed to be one of the researchers of the explosive Al Jazeera documentary “Gold Mafia“.
Fake News Accusations
Chikanza has been accused on several occasions of publishing fake news that tarnished the reputations of people unfairly. Individuals who have accused Chikanza of publishing fake news about them include Alex Magaisa, Thokozani Khupe, Ruramai Mash, Olinda Chapel, Faith Domingo, Edith Chibhamu, Thokozani Khupe, Kuda Musasiwa, and Nobuhle Ncube.
Death Of Patson Dzamara Controversy
Following the death of political activist Patson Dzamara in August 2020, Chikanza was accused of contributing to his death by publishing fake news suggesting that Dzamara had already found money for treatment. This news allegedly discouraged people from donating to a GoGetFunding fundraising campaign that had been set up by Pachedu. The campaign only raised $14,000 of the targeted $28,000, and Dzamara died before getting treatment. Businessman and social media personality Kuda Musasiwa accused Chikanza of contributing to Dzamara’s death by publishing the fake article, while Chikanza defended himself by stating that the organization he interviewed for the story, Cancer Support Networks, was not herbalists. He counter-accused Musasiwa of discouraging efforts for immediate treatment by the organization. Prominent social media influencer Wellence Mujuru also commented on the matter, expressing concern about the impact of Chikanza’s online news platform on people’s lives.
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There is no information available regarding Chikanza’s personal life.
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