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Limpopo born wheelchair tennis player Ronewa Mudzanani will be hosting an event on Saturday, 4 March to raise funds for his upcoming international matches.

HOW MUCH THE TENNIS STAR NEEDS TO COMPETE AT INTERNATIONAL EVENT

Mudzanani (25) aims to participate in nine international tournaments, but he will need around R 200 000 to cover all his expenses. He recently returned from Turkey in November last year where he performed extremely well.

Mudzanani is ranked 76th in the world and has participated in several international wheelchair tennis tournaments before.

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He has now partnered with Monate Chicken N’ Steak, a chicken franchise for a fundraising music show at the Lufule R524 branch. The event will feature some of Vhembe’s top artists who will be performing.

Among the other sponsors is Tendani Mining Construction, Unique Me and Thinga Security Training Services. Artists who also volunteered to perform at the event include the likes of Pastor Holymike, DJ Candice, Colbert Mukwevho, Gusba Banana, Vendaboy Poet, Euphoria, Khakhathi Murida and other local stars.

WHO IS RONEWA MUDZANANI?

Mudzanani was born in Vhurivhuri outside Thohoyandou and was born like any other child. But one of the days he suddenly could not stand on his own anymore. When the doctors examined him, he was diagnosed with scoliosis (a sideways curvature of the spine).

Despite growing up in a rural area, he did not allow his disability to stop him from reaching his goal of becoming a world-class tennis player.

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He started wheelchair tennis when he was in Grade 9 at Thohoyandou Technical High School. Mudzanani started to play at an international level in 2014 at a tournament in Soweto.

In 2016, his breakthrough came when honoured at the Limpopo Sports Awards. 

For more information on the fundraising event people can contact Ms Murendeni Mugari on 068 461 1661.

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