Henry Olonga

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Henry Olonga said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “People have been saying perhaps I’ll have a drink as a toast, but I get no pleasure from his death,” “In fact, it makes me incredibly sad, because for all he could have represented, he failed to scale the heights of someone like Nelson Mandela. He became a megalomaniac, a power-hungry tyrant, a dictator and a man who subjugated his own people while purporting to be representing them” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “People have been saying perhaps I’ll have a drink as a toast, but I get no pleasure from his death,” “In fact, it makes me incredibly sad, because for all he could have represented, he failed to scale the heights of someone like Nelson Mandela. He became a megalomaniac, a power-hungry tyrant, a dictator and a man who subjugated his own people while purporting to be representing them” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, September 7, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Henry Olonga said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : "People have been saying perhaps I'll have a drink as a toast, but I get no pleasure from his death," "In fact, it makes me incredibly sad, because for all he could have represented, he failed to scale the heights of someone like Nelson Mandela. He became a megalomaniac, a power-hungry tyrant, a dictator and a man who subjugated his own people while purporting to be representing them" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, September 6, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : "People have been saying perhaps I'll have a drink as a toast, but I get no pleasure from his death," "In fact, it makes me incredibly sad, because for all he could have represented, he failed to scale the heights of someone like Nelson Mandela. He became a megalomaniac, a power-hungry tyrant, a dictator and a man who subjugated his own people while purporting to be representing them" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 6, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga says : “A Zimbabwe secret service officer called up my father and tipped him off that Mugabe’s men were after me. A stranger got me plane tickets to the UK. I was then provided lodging in England for free by the owner of a cricket club. I am thankful to all of those random strangers who responded to my situation,” External link

expressindia Friday, September 6, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga says ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “Look, cricket was not as kind to me as it was to others. It did not make me rich, like Sachin Tendulkar . So, when I stood in the field with that black armband, it all seemed to make sense. Everything that had happened in my career and my life till that point seemed to have led to that moment,” External link

expressindia Friday, September 6, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s all very sad, but he was also critical in helping Zimbabwe attain its independence and freedom,” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, September 6, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s all very sad, but he was also… critical in helping Zimbabwe attain its independence and freedom,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, September 6, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s all very sad, but he was also critical in helping Zimbabwe attain its independence and freedom,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, September 6, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s all very sad, but he was also critical in helping Zimbabwe attain its independence and freedom,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, September 6, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s all very sad, but he was also critical in helping Zimbabwe attain its independence and freedom,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, September 6, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s all very sad, but he was also critical in helping Zimbabwe attain its independence and freedom,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, September 6, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : "So now it's back to normal life, but I really need to pay homage to my lovely wife who in spite of mourning the death of her dad, Desmond Read, halfway through the journey stood by me and supported me through what must have been the most difficult of times for her and the whole family," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “I’ve been singing a lot of music since I retired from my previous career. I just wanna sing now. Just sing,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s been a long journey for me. It’s been about 15 years since I retired and I’ve been redefining myself with a new path. I had been gigging a lot around the place in England and then in the last few years coming to Australia,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : "I grew up in a country called Zimbabwe. A lot of terrible things had happened in Zimbabwe, human right abuses when a man called Robert Mugabe came to the helm. This led to myself and Andy Flower to do a protest at the World Cup 2003. We wore black armbands as symbols of mourning the death of democracy. I lost my career and I then got exiled after receiving death threats in Zimbabwe. I finally settled in the UK for 12 years before coming to Australia," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga replied : "To play for Zimbabwe you can, trust me," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Henry Olonga told : "I had to leave my country after standing up to a dictator," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Henry Olonga acknowledges : "is cut from the same cloth," "You could argue that this man was there when a lot of the nonsense happened in Zimbabwe – human rights abuses in the 1980s in Matabeleland, farm invasions, the bulldozing of hundreds of thousands of people's homes, corruption" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:18:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga says : "I aware of the fact that I could meet an ugly end," "There was definitely moments of fear" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:18:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga told ( about Mugabe Zimbabwe ) : "I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the people of Zimbabwe have embraced the song and that ZBC (the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation) has been playing it as events unfolded in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:01:00 AM EAT

Henry Olonga said : "in a little bedroom studio in Harare" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:01:00 AM EAT



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Henry Olonga

Last updated on 2013-09-30T04:52+0300.

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Henry Olonga said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “People have been saying perhaps I’ll have a drink as a toast, but I get no pleasure from his death,” “In fact, it makes me incredibly sad, because for all he could have represented, he failed to scale the heights of someone like Nelson Mandela. He became a megalomaniac, a power-hungry tyrant, a dictator and a man who subjugated his own people while purporting to be representing them” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : “People have been saying perhaps I’ll have a drink as a toast, but I get no pleasure from his death,” “In fact, it makes me incredibly sad, because for all he could have represented, he failed to scale the heights of someone like Nelson Mandela. He became a megalomaniac, a power-hungry tyrant, a dictator and a man who subjugated his own people while purporting to be representing them” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, September 7, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Henry Olonga said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : "People have been saying perhaps I'll have a drink as a toast, but I get no pleasure from his death," "In fact, it makes me incredibly sad, because for all he could have represented, he failed to scale the heights of someone like Nelson Mandela. He became a megalomaniac, a power-hungry tyrant, a dictator and a man who subjugated his own people while purporting to be representing them" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, September 6, 2019 8:52:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said ( about Nelson Mandela ) : "People have been saying perhaps I'll have a drink as a toast, but I get no pleasure from his death," "In fact, it makes me incredibly sad, because for all he could have represented, he failed to scale the heights of someone like Nelson Mandela. He became a megalomaniac, a power-hungry tyrant, a dictator and a man who subjugated his own people while purporting to be representing them" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 6, 2019 8:18:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga says : “A Zimbabwe secret service officer called up my father and tipped him off that Mugabe’s men were after me. A stranger got me plane tickets to the UK. I was then provided lodging in England for free by the owner of a cricket club. I am thankful to all of those random strangers who responded to my situation,” External link

expressindia Friday, September 6, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga says ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “Look, cricket was not as kind to me as it was to others. It did not make me rich, like Sachin Tendulkar . So, when I stood in the field with that black armband, it all seemed to make sense. Everything that had happened in my career and my life till that point seemed to have led to that moment,” External link

expressindia Friday, September 6, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s all very sad, but he was also critical in helping Zimbabwe attain its independence and freedom,” External link

wandsworthguardian Friday, September 6, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s all very sad, but he was also… critical in helping Zimbabwe attain its independence and freedom,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, September 6, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s all very sad, but he was also critical in helping Zimbabwe attain its independence and freedom,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, September 6, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s all very sad, but he was also critical in helping Zimbabwe attain its independence and freedom,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, September 6, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s all very sad, but he was also critical in helping Zimbabwe attain its independence and freedom,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, September 6, 2019 1:13:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s all very sad, but he was also critical in helping Zimbabwe attain its independence and freedom,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, September 6, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : "So now it's back to normal life, but I really need to pay homage to my lovely wife who in spite of mourning the death of her dad, Desmond Read, halfway through the journey stood by me and supported me through what must have been the most difficult of times for her and the whole family," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “I’ve been singing a lot of music since I retired from my previous career. I just wanna sing now. Just sing,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : “It’s been a long journey for me. It’s been about 15 years since I retired and I’ve been redefining myself with a new path. I had been gigging a lot around the place in England and then in the last few years coming to Australia,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga said : "I grew up in a country called Zimbabwe. A lot of terrible things had happened in Zimbabwe, human right abuses when a man called Robert Mugabe came to the helm. This led to myself and Andy Flower to do a protest at the World Cup 2003. We wore black armbands as symbols of mourning the death of democracy. I lost my career and I then got exiled after receiving death threats in Zimbabwe. I finally settled in the UK for 12 years before coming to Australia," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga replied : "To play for Zimbabwe you can, trust me," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Henry Olonga told : "I had to leave my country after standing up to a dictator," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Henry Olonga acknowledges : "is cut from the same cloth," "You could argue that this man was there when a lot of the nonsense happened in Zimbabwe – human rights abuses in the 1980s in Matabeleland, farm invasions, the bulldozing of hundreds of thousands of people's homes, corruption" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:18:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga says : "I aware of the fact that I could meet an ugly end," "There was definitely moments of fear" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:18:00 PM EAT

Henry Olonga told ( about Mugabe Zimbabwe ) : "I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the people of Zimbabwe have embraced the song and that ZBC (the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation) has been playing it as events unfolded in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:01:00 AM EAT

Henry Olonga said : "in a little bedroom studio in Harare" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:01:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
cricketer100.00%EN09/29/201329/09/2013
Names Lang Count
Henry OlongaEN100.00%


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