Artists hailed for preservation of country’s history

By ZBC Reporter

Youthful artists have been lauded for taking part in the preservation of the country’s history by coming up with art which depicts the country’s liberation struggle.

This came to light at the launch of a book on the late Herbert Chitepo by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare this Friday.

The book penned by  youthful author Elias Machemedze titled “The life and legacy of Zimbabwe’s Advocate and Patriotic Fighter”, is aimed at celebrating the liberation struggle icon.

Cde Chitepo is a great hero. His great works gave me the drive to write a book that chronicles his life. Besides him being one of the greatest liberation war heroes, he was also the country’s first black lawyer, said the author.

 Presenting at the launch, the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Kirsty Coventry, hailed the author for immortalizing the liberation war hero through writing.

Two weeks ago we saw the premiere of the movie Nehanda. Today we are launching a book by a youthful author. It’s impressive seeing young people being involved in the country’s history, said Coventry

The event also saw the President launch the Zim at 41 Exhibition which celebrates the best art collected by the gallery in the past 40 years.

It was graced by several government officials, the Chitepo family and players in the arts and creative industry.