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An Evening with Henry Olongo

12 October 2009 No Comment


Henry made his international debut in 1995, becoming the youngest player to represent Zimbabwe. A right arm fast bowler, he helped Zimbabwe to its first ever Test victory and was the first black cricketer to play for Zimbabwe.
Henry achieved international recognition (along with team mate Andy Flower) in 2003 by wearing a black armband in a Cricket World Cup match to protest against the policies of Zim-babwe’s government, led by Robert Mugabe. This act led to a warrant issued in Zimbabwe for Henry’s arrest on charges of treason (which carries the death penalty in Zimbabwe) and forced him to retire from international cricket and temporarily go into hiding.
Henry became a Christian when he was 16 years old and his faith has been very real to him. Reflecting on the ups and downs of recent times, Henry says “As I look back I have no doubt God called me to do what I did. God has always pro-vided for me. I’ve never been disappointed with him”.
Henry has a superb voice, and is now pursuing a career as a singer and artist.

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