Opinions clashing over Vimbai Zimuto
Everybody is entitled to their opinions but it doesn’t make them correct or true. Vimbai has since released many photos of herself semi-nude and off course people had their share of opinions. However Zimbabwean actress and choreographer Enisia Mashusha has had enough of it. She wrote a message for Vimbai on Facebook saying,” “Vimbai dear, you have made your point. Now it’s time to focus… put your energy into producing more works. I am saying (this) as your sister, mum and aunt. You are so beautiful and you have a beautiful soul as well. I know I am not perfect, but for now, slow down and do it for your late parents, for your late uncle Innocent Munyanyiwa. I love you,” she said. She seems to really care about Vimbai and how she is portraying herself.
Like a coin, every story has two sides and both have strong basis. Theatre artist and political activist Silvanos Mudzvova has his own perspective, he says “If it was (Colombian singer) Shakira or American singers Beyonce and Madonna, it was going to be likes and loves. Now that she is our own, we attack her despite her massive music curriculum vitae from her days with the late Oliver Mtukudzi. For (South African socialite) Zodwa Wabantu, you paid thousands to watch in Zimbabwe, yet it was 100% nudity, but for Vimbai, its wrong, “which is only true. Vimbai Zimuto is a beautiful and confident woman and is not ashamed of showing her remarkable body and to all those who feel uncomfortable with this one would say they have body image issues.
To some people Vimbai is encouraging women to be self-confident with their bodies and also showing that not only light skinned people are attractive but dark brown are as well as seen in her pictures. Going back to Enisia Mashushha viewpoint she is also right, For centuries women have been seen as sexual objects mainly and by posting these pictures on social media for everyone to see is setting back the agenda of thinking about women as more than sexual objects. She is sort of feeding this notion which Enisia is against. No matter how many opinions people have they don’t matter, It all comes back to Vimbai Zimuto and why she did it. She doesn’t owe anyone any explanation and we hope the reason for posting those photos. People should not abuse her for it but respect her opinion.