Beast Mtawarira explains why he left Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean professional rugby union player who plays for Old Glory DC in Major League Rugby and previously for the South African national team says he left Zimbabwe because the economic situation was not good for his upbringing.

“You know back then the economic situation was pretty tough and I grew up in harare and back then the economy was collapsing and there was a lot of commotion including the land grabbing. I wanted a better life, I wanted success,” said Beast.

Beast further revealed that his parents tried by all means to give him a better life despite the economic challenges.

The former Zimbabwean international further revealed that he had no full resources to equipment leading him to board the greyhound bus and play for the South African team.

“I preferred playing rugby whilst working at a bar where I was earning three hundred rands in order to survive,” added Beast.

He further revealed that he was not playing for Sharks at a time when he was struggling in South Africa.

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