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Zimbabwean Test Cricketer Henry Olonga
August 09, 2018 Henry Olonga / Cody Hudson
Zuberant Life Podcast

Zimbabwean Test Cricketer Henry Olonga

August 09, 2018

Henry Olonga / Cody Hudson

Welcome back to the podcast. This episode is a little different to the others we’ve been doing. On this podcast we're joined by ex-Zimbawean test cricketer Henry Olonga, the first black cricketer and the youngest player ever for Zimbabwe. Perhaps he is best renowned however, not for his successful bowling career on the pitch, but for an international stand against the Mugabe regime. Along with Andy Flower, Olonga chose to wear a black armband during the 2003 world cup match against Namibia to ‘mourn the death of democracy’. Death threats followed and a warrant was issued of Olongas arrest, on charges of treason. Henry was forced into exile, escaping first to South Africa and then to England with the help of a few supporters. Henry eventually made his way to Australia, where I happened to meet him in the bathroom of a restaurant in Adelaide. We had a quick chat where Henry gives a rundown of his cricket career and his thoughts on the recently deposed tyrant. Not the usual Zuberant Life subject matter, though we hope you find it interesting anyway.
Welcome back to the podcast. This episode is a little different to the others we’ve been doing. On this podcast we're joined by ex-Zimbawean test cricketer Henry Olonga, the first black cricketer and the youngest player ever for Zimbabwe. Perhaps he is best renowned however, not for his successful bowling career on the pitch, but for an international stand against the Mugabe regime. Along with Andy Flower, Olonga chose to wear a black armband during the 2003 world cup match against Namibia to ‘mourn the death of democracy’. Death threats followed and a warrant was issued of Olongas arrest, on charges of treason. Henry was forced into exile, escaping first to South Africa and then to England with the help of a few supporters. Henry eventually made his way to Australia, where I happened to meet him in the bathroom of a restaurant in Adelaide. We had a quick chat where Henry gives a rundown of his cricket career and his thoughts on the recently deposed tyrant. Not the usual Zuberant Life subject matter, though we hope you find it interesting anyway.
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