A 41-year-old United Kingdom-based unemployed refugee Simbarashe Chikanza has been identified as a man who single-handedly wanted to wreck it for the nation after Zimbabwe senior national netball team known as the Gems woke up to interrogations by the British police in the early hours of Friday morning last week.
Chikanza 41 , from Leeds who claims to be a journalist but has no formal qualifications shocked the nation when he told the Liverpool Police that some players were underage.
The team which is currently in Liverpool for the Netball World Cup had the police knocking on their doors at 0200 hours making follow ups on reports which are made by Chikanza the owner of sensationalist online publication to the effect that the team was comprised of underage players who were being starved in their quarters among other human rights violations.
According to the Zim Morning Post , when the police went to where the gems are staying, they spoke to Maimba Mapuranga the public relations manager of the team who had to wake the sleeping sportswomen and collect their passports to verify that they were all eligible players.
“The police came to our lodgings at 0200 hours and I had to collect all the passports from the players for inspection to insure that indeed all the players were of age,” he said.
“The players were interrogated and it became evident that everything was in order but the encounter with the police shook them a bit as it was an unusual call.
“The police were evidently wondering why a fellow Zimbabwean was calling for the investigations of the team.”
It is alleged that the netball players were being advised to abandon their games and seek asylum in Britain instead.