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Rev Ndabaningi Sithole remembered

Story by Tamuka Charakupa

OVER 30 artists performed on Saturday night at the commemoration gala held in honour of late national hero, Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole.

It was a memorable night for the people of Chipinge who thronged Chipinge Golf Course to celebrate through music and dance the life of one of their own.

Both the young and the old had the best time of their lives.

“This gala has brought us together because history has been corrected. We came with our children so that they also enjoy,” said a Chipinge resident.

“We are so delighted to have this gala we last hosted one in 2010 so this one has come at the right time. We are appreciative to the President Cde Mnangagwa for according Rev Sithole a hero status,” noted another.

For the artists, it was also a moment to connect with their legion of fans in the district.

“The president has given us a platform to meet face to face with our fans because it’s not every time that we get to interact like this,” said musician, Chief Hwenje.

Renowned musician, Baba Mechanic Manyeruke said expressed expressed his admiration for the late Rev Sithole’s works, “I am happy to have performed in Chipinge, I had missed the people. This gala means so much to me because i personally admired the works of Rev Sithole.”

The Gala Producer, Chief Director- Presidential Communications, Dr Major Anyway Mutambudzi expressed satisfaction over the attendance.

“We are quite impressed with the turnout by Chipinge. As government we have honoured Rev Sithole as he deserves. We have held a gala here in Chipinge and this is not the last as the President declared that all heroes will be honoured,” he said.

Some of the artists who performed include Mathias Mhere, Baba Harare, Enzo Ishall, Sandra Ndebele, Baba Manyeruke, among many others drawn from across the country.

A free concert has no limits on who can attend as residents came in the numbers to enjoy performances by their favourite artists, courtesy of the Second Republic’s which honoured the late Nationalist, Reverend Sithole, who hailed from the district.

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