By A Correspondent- He is one of Bulawayo’s young and well-known business entrepreneurs, a fate that is coupled by the fact that he is younger brother to celebrated former Manchester City and Portsmouth striker Benjani Mwaruwari.
His spending power of the Benjamins has never been doubted and courtesy of his elder brother’s football exploits in the lucrative
English Premier League, Mzansi’s Super Diski, France and Switzerland, he is a young man who really felt how it is to grow up pampered and protected.
In his boyhood days, in the high density suburb of Nkulumane, an environ from which he completed his primary education while going to Amavene Primary School, Chris (34), used to be on the steering of whatever sleek toy that Benjani would have bought.
Do you still remember that yellow Hummer H2 and the blue Peugeot 206 that usually zoomed past the streets of Bulawayo with everyone who cared to give a gaze, seeing Chris on the driver’s seat?
It was a development that suggested he was living the life of the rich and famous.
While no one wondered who was oiling the wheels, many-especially ladies — would have asked themselves, how in the following years was Chris’ wedding going to be like?
Wonder no more, as we reveal that on 28 September 2019, Benjani’s sibling might have stunned many when he exchanged vows with his longtime sweetheart Ayanda Sibanda (27), in a low profile event at the Bulawayo Magistrates Court.
“Sometimes there is a need of not going flashy. I’m the one who proposed the idea of exchanging our vows in September to avoid the long, usually busy December period at the courts. It was a move that was also welcomed by our two families. After the court process we went for pictures and we had lunch at home,” said the rather coy Chris.
Pressed on, he, with a smile, let the cat out of the bag.
“Our big wedding function will take place sometime in December in Bulawayo. Benjani, who has always been supportive, has already confirmed that he will travel from England to grace the event,” he said.
Question: Should people expect any big names in their bridal team? “We are yet to finalise on the list of the people that will be part of our bridal team. However, anything is possible,” said the towering and soft-spoken father of one.
Ayanda and Benjani’s lookalike have been together for eight years.