By Memory Chamisa
The power of social media in achieving the greater good has once again been highlighted after a 24-hour twitter blitz changed the prospects for popular radio and television personality, Tinopona Katsande.
What was initially meant to tarnish the image of the former Studio 263 actress turned out to be a golden opportunity for her egg business, after Tintin’s pictures selling eggs went viral on social media with critics concluding that the actress had hit hard times.
Hard times or not, social media users came out guns blazing in support of Tintin’s hustle and turning around the supposed low jab that was meant to humiliate her.
The power of social media was on display with twitter going into overdrive as Tintin was overwhelmed with orders supported by #FambaTinoFamba, which is trending with more than two thousand tweets.
Notable names that have come out in support of Tintin’s hustle are Deputy Chief Secretary-Presidential Communications Mr George Charamba, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Mr Nick Mangwana and former ZBC News anchor Lee Anne Bernard, just to mention but a few.
Meanwhile, a local bank has offered to offer Tino a distribution point at one of its branches in Harare, while working on a more sustainable growth plan for her business.
Announcing the development on Twitter, BancABC CEO Dr Lance Mambondiani posted:
“Egg-citing to support young hustlers up against all odds. @TinTin263 our Ignition Hub canteen at @BancabcZW in Samora Micheal is available as distribution point for you for the next 2 weeks, whilst we discuss how you can expand. Oh, l also need a crate delivered #FambaTinoFamba“