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#12-21 Zimbabwe Diaspora … Outside the country but connected – and they care

In the premier edition of the podcast version of her radio show HotSeat, Violet Gonda interviewed Thandiwe Newton, filmstar and human rights activist. Some highlights of the one-hour interview are excerpted in this program.

Host(s): Violet Gonda, and Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Violet Gonda has covered Zimbabwean life and politics from exile for more than 15 years. Thandiwe Newton, daughter of a Zimbabwean mother, grew up in the UK, became a filmstar and now has the leading part in HBO’s series Westworld. She is also very active in human rights work, including serving on the board of VDay, and using her social media platform to promote justice and peace.

Credits: Original one-hour program from the HotSeat podcast, located at – selections edited and narrated for WINGS by Frieda Werden.

Comments: The full interview is available on video at