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Meet the ex-PSL star who lost his wife to an army commander under Robert Mugabe's regime

Having dominated Zimbabwe's politics for almost four decades, Robert Mugabe was a controversial figure. He was hailed as a revolutionary hero of the African liberation struggle who helped free Zimbabwe from British imperialism, colonialism and white minority rule. A lot of distasteful things happened during his era but even to this day he is hailed as the hero of many Zimbabweans.

Not to dwell too much into Zimbabwe's politics but during Robert Mugabe's regime a well known former PSL footballer lost his wife to an army general who was in charge of the defence forces. Having enjoyed a career spanning for 13 years in Europe and in South Africa Shingayi Kaondera was one of the best players Zimbabwe has ever produced.

Joining Supersport United's dominance under the leadership of Pitso Mosimane he was hailed as one of the biggest thing but unfortunately he went to become one of their worst signings. Like most footballers he went to marry one of the most beautiful woman around, Zimbabwean model Mary Mabaiwa. Off the field Kaondera was known for his posh lifestyle a few years upon retirement he went broke mostly as a result of his social life.

He was later involved in a messy public divorce which went to dominate the media publications in Zimbabwe. In 2012 his wife would then go to marry Constantino Chiwenga who was in charge of the Zimbabwe defence forces during that time. As of now Chiwenga currently serves as the first deputy President of Zimbabwe.

As if losing his wife and going broke was not enough, in 2014 Shingayi Kaondera was admitted to a psychiatrist unit where he spent a week after going on rampage. As of now it is believed that his ex-wives health has detoriated after she diagnosed with lymphedema resulting in legs and feet becoming swollen.

According to reports with her health have detoriated she is not receiving any financial assistance from her estranged husband Chiwenga or Zimbabwe government as they are also currently going through a divorce.

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