Zithulele’s place of origin a cause for concern. Is he from Zimbabwe, Zambia or South Africa?

Since he first appeared on our television screens in 2009, his role on etv’s Imbewu: The Seed is undoubtedly the best role he has ever had the opportunity to portray.

Raphael Griffiths is a gifted presenter and actor who is better known for his role as Zithulele Bhengu on the television show Imbewu. Since he was a young age, his acting skills have won the hearts of a large number of fans.

Zithulele’s place of origin a cause for concern. Is he from Zimbabwe, Zambia or South Africa?

His career began in its infancy when he appeared on Muvhango as a young Vusi. Since then, he has gone on to present gigs at QBase28 and is currently playing the lead role on etv’s Imbewu.

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The public has never been informed of the 29-year-old man’s true identity, despite the fact that he is one of the most famous people in Mzansi’s Celebville.

Zithulele’s place of origin a cause for concern. Is he from Zimbabwe, Zambia or South Africa?

The general public might not be aware of the talented actor’s mixed nationality origins, despite the fact that he appears to have a mixed-race identity on the surface due to his appearance.

He is of Zambian and South African ancestry equally, it is widely believed.

His mother is from Zambia, and his father is of mixed race and hails from Dundee in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Is it possible that he is of Zulu descent as well? Actually, he does that.

As that is not enough confusion, this renowned publication recently came into contact with the grapevine thats claiming that the sensational actor hails from Zimbabwe. Well, we didn’t get the opportunity to verify by the time of printing.

“We know him as Tafadzwa Shoko, we grew up with him here in Bulawayo”, says Mr Wiseman who claims to have grown up together with Zithulele in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

In another publication, this is how he completely explained his mixed ancestry, and I know it may sound confusing but hear me out.

My great-grandmother on my father’s side was of Portuguese descent. Her ancestry included some people from Angola. They uprooted their lives and moved to Zambia, which is where my grandmother was born. My father is of Zambian descent because his mother was married to a Zambian man. My father wed a Zulu woman, and that union resulted in my birth into the world. I am of African descent. He once disclosed that it is a satisfying combination.

South Africa is feeling the pressure from Zimbabwe’s volatile political and economic climate.

South Africa is feeling the pressure from Zimbabwe’s volatile political and economic climate.

Companies based in South Africa that have operations in Zimbabwe are finding themselves in an increasingly difficult position as a result of the deteriorating business climate and the introduction of new regulations, which cut into their profits.

South Africa is feeling the pressure from Zimbabwe’s volatile political and economic climate.

The Africa managing director for Pick n Pay, Dallas Langman, stated that despite the fact that the company’s supermarkets in Zimbabwe are resilient, the Zimbabwean division was operating “under extremely challenging economic conditions.”

In August, Zimbabwe’s year-on-year inflation reached a staggering 257%, and there is a significant discrepancy between the official exchange rate in the country and the value on the street. In comparison to the exchange rate of $1:ZWL750 that can be found on the parallel market, the Zimdollar is currently trading at $1:ZWL546.

It is mandatory for businesses in Zimbabwe to post prices for their goods and services in both their native currency and the currency of their country of origin, using the official exchange rate.

However, many of their smaller local suppliers use the street value for their pricing, which puts larger businesses, which are required to sell their products at the official rates, in a difficult financial position. Additionally, a portion of their input costs must be paid for in United States dollars.

According to Panashe Chitumba, chief risk officer at Stanbic, the local branch of Standard Bank, “costs lines are dollarizing faster than income streams, which means the proportion of costs in forex terms is higher than the proportion of income in forex.” Costs lines are dollarizing at a faster rate than income streams.

Local manufacturers, like many traders in Zimbabwe, are now increasingly requiring banks to “support their businesses with both local currency and forex facilities,” said Chitumba. This is also the case with many of the country’s agricultural producers.

Some businesses in South Africa are beginning to push for a greater proportion of their revenue to be generated in foreign currencies. Because of this, they are better able to meet their requirements for foreign currency in terms of production and raw materials.

They argue that foreign currency, which they are frequently unable to acquire from the officially sanctioned market run by the government, is necessary to keep them in business. As a result, they have resorted to selling exclusively in US dollars in order to raise foreign currency.

However, the government of Zimbabwe is against this, maintaining that prices should be displayed in both the country’s currency and in foreign currency.

In addition to the possibility of having their operator licenses revoked, businesses that sell their shares exclusively in a foreign currency may now be subject to government penalties as well as criminal prosecutions for doing so.

The previous month, a number of Zimbabwean manufacturers gave instructions to retailers that required the sale of certain goods, including sugar, cooking oil, and fruit juices, exclusively in foreign currency. In response to this, the government issued a warning that all of their licenses and incentives, including the duty-free import of raw materials, would be revoked.

In the meantime, the mining companies are dealing with the aftermath of a significant increase in the royalties they are required to pay. Platinum miners such as Zimplats and Mimosa have been hit with royalty fee hikes that are twice as high as they were just one month ago, jumping from 2.5% to 5%. Implats has a financial interest in both of these miners.

In an interview, Implats’s spokesperson Johan Theron stated that the mining company is “fully alive to the economic hardship faced by most people and businesses” in the country of Zimbabwe. Implats is currently doing business there.

The upcoming elections, which in the past have been marked by violence, protests, and a harsh crackdown on demonstrators by government forces, are adding another layer of difficulty to the already challenging conditions.

In a recent presentation, the executives of a seed manufacturing company called SEED CO stated that they do not anticipate the difficult economic situation in Zimbabwe to improve anytime soon due to the growing uncertainty caused by the country’s upcoming elections in the following year.

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