“We are of a royal descent, the Babirwa Clan in the lineage of Sikoba Morole, the chief of the Babirwas, who is now based in Botswana,” said Rtd Col Nare.
“We are Sotho by origin and we come from Manama area in rural Gwanda in Matabeleland South.”
Rtd Col Nare said the survival of the 27-year-old Pokello in the prime reality show hinged on the support she gets from home and Africa as a whole.
The visibly excited Rtd Col Nare, now a successful farmer and miner in Esigodini, said he was confident that his daughter would make Zimbabwe proud by winning the US$300 000 prize.
“I am so happy that my daughter has been nominated to represent Zimbabwe in (BBA). As her father I fully support her in her quest to realise her dream on the show,” said Rtd Col Nare.
“I want Pokello to win that US$300 000 prize. I vote for her everyday and appeal to fellow Zimbabweans from all walks of life to rally behind her. Asimsekeleni umntwana ngowethu.
“I do not want publicity for myself but for my country, which my daughter is representing. She is like an ambassador and needs our support so that she does not get evicted.”
Pokello is up for possible eviction this Sunday after getting the highest number of nominations in the Ruby House this week.
However, Rtd Col Nare said he believed Pokello had what it takes to win the big prize and raise the Zimbabwean flag high. He described her as a brave fighter.
Commenting on his daughter’s 2010 sex tape incident, Rtd Col Nare said Pokello was a mature person who should not be judged by what she does in private.
He said the incident does not mean she was of loose morals as she had a boyfriend and was enjoying herself in private.
“The video footage was not meant for public consumption and the person who leaked it should be guilty of character assassination. My daughter has a strong personality and would not be weakened by that. She is a successful businesswoman,” said Rtd Col Nare.
He said his daughter was a unique person who would not change her behaviour overnight.