He has been conditioning himself for the competition, especially working on his hamstrings, as per the instruction of some judges, who told him he needed to improve.
A regular campaigner in the South African circuit, Hungwe hopes to be the last man standing when the judges finally announce the winner of the category.
He has been champion in both the Mr Ironman and Mr Muscleman contests, and has also proved his mettle in the Mr Zimbabwe competition that has drawn worldwide participants.
His success in the SA tournament would encourage the already growing band of local bodybuilders to take part in South African events, including Hungwe’s rivals at home, like Zumaile Meman, Isaac Kamuchenga, and Vincent Kandiero.
Apart from top African contestants, the South African National Championships draw participants from as far as the USA and the United Kingdom with the huge financial rewards on offer.
Although it does not have much public appeal locally, bodybuilding is one of the few sporting disciplines that do not suffer sponsorship problems, as Zimbabwe also plays host to other top competitions like the Mr and Miss Ironman, as well as the Mr Musclemania that draws participants from even Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Ghana.
This year, the Mr Musclemania was won by Botswana’s Amos Champion, who took home a VW Polo Classic.Post published in: Football