President Emerson Mnangagwa rewarded a female boxer Kudakwashe Chiwandire with US$15 000 for winning the world boxing council intern super-Bantamweight world champion.

Chiwandire was punching the air with jubilation at Statehouse yesterday after receiving the token from President Mnangagwa.

“Her victory has seen her automatically becoming the highest-ranked female boxer in Africa, across all weight categories and the only female boxer currently holding a world boxing council title on the African continent. This is a remarkable milestone as she has also become the highest-ranked Zimbabwean boxer in the history of boxing in this country. Congratulations, Makorokoto, Amhlope ” said the President.

He also added that the government is ready to support Chiwandire in her title defence whose preparations have since commenced in earnest.

“For now the government stands ready to support Kudakwashe title defence against Mariana ” La Barbie ‘ Juarez of Mexico at the end of the second quarter of 2022. The event will undoubtedly offer a unique opportunity to market our country as a favourable destination in our quest to host many other international sporting events ”  he said.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation, Kirtsy Coventry thanked the government for the kind gesture.

” It is a huge honour to be part of this gathering to celebrate the success of our young lady Chiwandire.I hope she continues on this very interesting journey of bringing more success to Zimbabwe ….” Coventry said.