Zimbabwean cricketer Henry Olonga visits the Camden Haven

Talent: International cricketer Henry Olonga was the youngest and first black cricketer to play for Zimbabwe.

Talent: International cricketer Henry Olonga was the youngest and first black cricketer to play for Zimbabwe.

The community is invited to hear former international Zimbabwean cricketer Henry Olonga speak at The Camden Haven Anglican Church, Mission Terrace Lakewood on Monday 18 September, 7pm.

Henry will tell his extraordinary story of how he risked his life in the name of freedom.

Henry Olonga was the youngest and first black cricketer to play for Zimbabwe. He made his international cricket debut as a fast bowler in 1995 against Pakistan.

On 10 February 2003, he wore a black arm band during a World Cup match to mourn the ‘death of democracy’ in Zimbabwe under government led by President Robert Mugabe and was forced into exile.

Henry is also an accomplished singer and has released a number of albums, including opera, contemporary pop and gospel.

He is also a Global Ambassador for Anglican Aid. At the event people will hear how one  in 10 people in the world does not have access to safe water. The community has the opportunity to be part of the change.

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