Malawi: Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga split up

June 8, 2010

In a sad postscript to all their recent troubles, according to The Daily Nation (and others), Steven Monjeza has broken off his engagement to Tiwonge Chimbalanga.

The media’s petty-minded misgendering of Tiwonge continues, although this time I’ve chosen to edit the quoted text to reflect her womanhood.

In a dramatic twist of events […] Mr Steven Monjeza, has renounced his love for […] Tiwonge Chimbalanga and opted to marry a woman Ms Dorothy Gulo barely 10 days after being pardoned.

Mr Monjeza said he was no longer interested to be associated in what he called ‘gay trash’ accusing ‘hidden hands’ of engineering their marriage. He could not mention the names behind their engagement.

He said on the day of their engagement, he was drunk and he could not know what was going on claiming that he was offered to be taken outside the country as a token for the engagement.

“I have turned down an asylum offer, I would rather stay in Malawi with Dorothy,” he said. On the other hand Dorothy said she was in love with Mr Monjeza but said she was afraid of how [Tiwonge] Chimbalanga would react to the news.

[Tiwonge] Chimbalanga, from a secret location, said [she] was not disappointed saying there were many [men] in Malawi and outside who would marry [her].

I can only admire Tiwonge’s strength and dignity and hope she will soon be able to find her soulmate and put this whole traumatic six months behind her.

Tiwonge and Steven


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3 Responses to “Malawi: Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga split up”

  1. Marigold Says:

    It’s just so sad, all of this wretched story. I’ve been reading with bated breath, hoping against hope that they would somehow salvage themselves from the trial and the coverage, and now this.



  2. Anji Says:

    This is so sad. I really admire Tiwonge’s response though. She might be hurting inside but she’s giving the impression of being a gal who bounces back. I hope she finds the right person for her.

  3. Ruth Says:

    Poor woman. My heart really goes out to her.

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