In a heart-wrenching pouring out of her heart this morning, popular ZiFM breakfast host Tinopona Katsande poured her heart out about how she was beaten up this weekend.
This is after she had posted this last night:
"I am a victim but I will come out the victor! Tintin been done wrong .BIG TIME. Pls pray with me and stand by me. It's goin to be rough"
Then she added this, this morning:
"Was beaten up for asking him to help me clean the house by washing the dishes while I did the laundry," she added.
Tino, who played Joyce on the popular local soap Studio 263 then posted a picture of herself. She is a TV actress, a theatre actress and now a DJ at ZiFM Stereo - Zimbabwe's second private radio station that was launched in August.
While DJ Tin Tin claims that she was beaten for asking her lover to help her with some chores, highly placed sources who are close to her told My Zimbabwe that the actress-cum-DJ is in fact the one who caused the trouble.
The sources alleged that Tino and her lover had both become regular domestic violence offenders. Reports say Tino has always been assaulting her lover.
"Murume wake akatozvimba worse than this because airohwa nepoto mumusoro. Ngatisango mhanya kuprotector munhu musina kunzwa the other side of the story," said one source.
The source added that Tino's husband had been suffering all this time being beaten up every day and yesterday that is when he decided to retaliate after being beaten 4 times with a pot in the head.
"Tin is now acting as if she is the one who got beaten up, yet she is suffering as a result of her own actions," added the source.
Another, who 'showed no mercy' towards the Radio presenter simply said:
"Tin-Tin wanga wanyanya kuenderera thats why wazokwapaidzwa. Varume vanorova nzenza kusvika dzadzikama."
Commenting on the incident, Tino said:
"I speak to you now with chipped teeth, bruised ribs, swollen face, blood shot eyes, patches of uprooted hair from the pulling and a heavy heart BUT, I will also hasten to say that I write this statement because I'm alive. Someone even said 'Chakafukidza dzimba matenga and I must keep it quiet.' I will not keep quiet, I will never keep quiet," she said.
Meanwhile, Daring, controversial, eloquent and sharp, are the words that could best describe the character of Joyce Huni on Studio 263. The character, which was played by Tinopona Katsande, became popular because of the way the talented actress executed her role before she quit the soap about four years ago.
The multi-talented 33-year-old Tino has lately embarked on private projects in the modelling industry, entertainment, cosmetology and events management.
"Presently I am active in acting mostly in theatre productions and am endeavouring in the growth and success of my non-profit making organisation Nyeredzi Trust, which focuses on the identification and development of artistic talent in children, particularly those of poor backgrounds. I left Studio 263 with a heavy, yet content heart. I gave eight years of my acting career to the production and I gave nothing but 100% (commitment) all the way. The management, cast and crew had become my family over the years and through all the ups and downs, but I had to leave when the time came," she was quoted saying in August this year.
Tinotenda Katsande is a NAMA (National Arts Merit Award) winning actress who featured in different high-profile local films including Noel Marerwa play "Hot Water Bottle" and "The Two Wives of John Mambo". Source My Zimbabwe