The Globacom-powered African Voices on CNN International will this weekend highlight the impact of two sports icons as change agents in their respective countries.
According to the telecommunications company, the agents are former rugby players, Tendai Mtawarira from Zimbabwe and Kenya’s Humphrey Kayange. The duo will be special guests on the programme, and will share with viewers their on-and-off-the-pitch activities and accomplishments.
Kayange, who was born in 1982, studied Organic Chemistry at the Jomo Kenyatta University, Juja, Kenya, before starting a career in rugby. He was in the Kenyan squad at the Rugby World Cup Sevens which reached the semifinals of the tournament. In 2009, he was nominated for the International Rugby Board Sevens Player of The Year.
He was awarded the Kenyan Presidential Order of Golden Warriors (OGW) in the 2008/2009 IRB world series alongside his brother who is equally an accomplished rugby player. He runs the Atlas Foundation which is a platform for mentoring and advocating for Kenyan athletes and young sports prospects in the country.
The second guest, Mtawarira, started playing rugby for South Africa in 2008. He gained 117 caps to become the most capped prop in South African history and the third most capped Springbok of all time. He had the most Super Rugby caps by a South African with 160 caps and was also a 2019 Rugby World Cup winner.
Because of his commitment to changing the lives of youths, he set up the Beast Foundation in 2020 through which he builds a community of enthusiastic young people who aspire to find their feet in sports and education.
The programme will be on CNN on DSTV Channel 401 on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. The repeat editions will run on Sunday at 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m., 7.30 p.m. and on Monday at 5.30 a.m.