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Chivhu hosts Mash East Culture Month celebrations

Story by Jerold Sasa

It was a national fabric spectacle as the town of Chivhu hosted the Mashonaland East Culture Month celebrations this Friday.

From colour to style, it was a lively event as traditional leaders from Mashonaland East led culture month commemorations in Chivhu this Friday.

The event was spiced up by chiefs who paraded the country’s clothing elegance, while their vehicles were also draped in the national fabric.

“As traditional leaders, we have embraced the fabric which is our identity,” said Chief Nechombo of Mashonaland East Provincial Chiefs Council.

Mashonaland East Minister of State of Provincial Affairs and Devolution Senator Aplonia Munzverengwi said, “As a province, we are very excited with how our chiefs have embraced the fabric and we urge our youngsters to follow suit.”

“Our national dress is part of our culture so this fabric defines who we are,” said the Deputy Minister of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture Honourable Emily Jesaya.

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority believes culture is an important cluster in tourism growth.

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Mashonaland East representative Kudzai Majuru said, “Culture is an important component in the tourism sector which we want to contribute to the sector.”

The celebrations were also punctuated by music and dance including Jerusarema Mbende, Tsotsa Jiti and Njekunhe.

“We celebrate our culture using dancing which has been part of us for generations,” said a dancer.

Another said, “Jerusarema forms part of our culture in Murewa so we celebrate every year.”

Traditional foods found in Mashonaland East province were part of the menu.

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