Amanda, who recently turned 40, is now eking out a living through vending after she split with her husband-cum-team building coach, Request Machimbira. After we broke the story Tuesday’s issue, some have been sympathising with the diva while others laughed at her at a time she was struggling to make ends meet.
She is not first to fall on hard times. Gospel supremo Baba Manyeruke says his mentee Amanda Sagonda needs more support than ridicule after she turned to vegetable vending to fend for her two children.
However, Baba Manyeruke who ‘weaned off’ Amanda and ushered her to the world more than a decade ago, urged the diva to be strong and have faith in God.
“She has not wronged anyone and what she is doing right now is good as long as she is able to fend for her family,” he said. The veteran gospel singer backed Amanda to accept her new situation to beat stress and ridicule. “By the way, she is not the first to be found in that predicament and what she wants right now is our support and those with money can show her love by going to buy at her stall.
“There are many ladies who sent their children to universities through vending and Amanda can as well expand her business and be somewhere,” he said. Asked whether she was still in touch with her student, Baba Manyeruke said: “I was talking to her recently but I was not aware that she is now facing difficult times as a person. “We wanted to do something together in the form of a collabo but we will see if time permits because right now I am almost done with my album due for release soon.
“I still take her for my child and she is free to visit me if she needs any special advice and as a daughter, we will always give her some words of encouragement so that she is able to move on.”
He, however, expressed his disappointment over some of her mentees who forget their roots once they are weaned off. “I have been grooming a lot of people where some come back to check on my while others forget completely.
“In the case of Amanda, she always checked on us until recently but I hope she will be fine and she needs our support in form of prayer as well as material stuff to ensure that her business flourishes. “Like I indicated earlier on, she is neither the first nor the last to have marital problems. “She only needs to pray hard and work for her family and give a deaf ear to those ridiculing her,” he added.
Source – H-Metro