Renowned dancer Sandra Ndebele joins the political battle field

Renowned songbird and dancer, Sandra Ndebele-Sibindi, has set her sights on a new career path in politics, with a bid to become a Zanu PF councillor in ward 20, Pelandaba-Tshabalala in Bulawayo.

HARARE – Renowned songbird and dancer, Sandra Ndebele-Sibindi, has set her sights on a new career path in politics, with a bid to become a Zanu PF councillor in ward 20, Pelandaba-Tshabalala in Bulawayo.

The multi-talented veteran singer and actor is set to contest in the ruling Zanu PF primary elections alongside Thabo Thwala, a Zanu PF youth league national executive member.

Ndebele-Sibindi’s decision to enter the political arena has sparked a heated debate among fellow artists and critics, with some expressing their support for her move while others have been critical of her decision.

However, many have noted that it is her democratic right to participate in politics and that artists should be free to choose their career paths and be involved in the governance of their country.

Last year, Ndebele-Sibindi was appointed the Zanu PF Women’s League Bulawayo representative for Young Women for Economic Development (YoungWomen4ED).

FILE PHOTO: Renowned songbird and dancer, Sandra Ndebele-Sibindi.
FILE PHOTO: Renowned songbird and dancer, Sandra Ndebele-Sibindi (Image: NAKISO TV).

Her decision to run for public office is in line with the paths of other Zimbabwean artists who have ventured into politics, such as gospel singer and producer Elias Musakwa, Bryn Taurai Mteki, Energy Mutodi, Hosiah Chipanga and Joshua Sacco.

The songbird’s bid for public office has been met with both praise and criticism, with renowned music critic and academic, Fred Zindi, noting that politics has more financial rewards than music.

Seasoned arts promoter, Benjamin Nyandoro, encouraged artists to use their influence to participate in governance for the betterment of the country.

Despite the mixed reactions, Ndebele-Sibindi‘s move to enter politics is a bold step in her career, and her decision to contest for a public office is her democratic right.

Efforts to reach her for comment on her new career path have been fruitless.

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