Vic Falls crime gala lives up to billing

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Leonard Ncube/Hazel Hweta

MU­SIC starved res­i­dents of Vic­to­ria Falls were on Satur­day treated to a va­ri­ety of mu­sic at an all-night gala held at Chino­timba Sta­dium.

The Crime Con­sul­ta­tive Com­mit­tee for Mata­bele­land North prov­ince and Busi­ness Against Crime Fo­rum of Zim­babwe (BAFCOZ) in con­junc­tion with Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­gat­ing Depart­ment (CID) Mata­bele­land North or­gan­ised the gala to raise funds to fight crime. The gala came at a time when CID recorded a 68 per­cent crime de­tec­tion rate in Mata­bele­land North prov­ince with 289 cases de­tected be­tween Jan­uary and June.

Among those who per­formed were Ndol­wane Su­per Sounds’ Martin Sibanda, Kwe­jani Band, Buju, Shan­tani from Hwange, Nash, CrisOzy, Mafia King and Vic Falls Ex­press. Sibanda, pop­u­larly known as the Big Boss to his le­gion of fans, did not dis­ap­point as he kept hun­dreds of fans on their feet for about four hours. The artiste, who has gone for al­most three years with­out re­leas­ing an al­bum after the su­perb Bakhuzeni, said fans needed to be a bit pa­tient.

“I’ve been work­ing on some­thing but I don’t want to rush it be­cause it has to be bet­ter than Bakhuzeni which is still a hit,” Sibanda said.

Kwe­jani Band fronted by Sizwan­gend­aba Ncube also put up a ster­ling per­for­mance that kept fans on their feet.

“We re­ally need such oc­ca­sions and we’re grate­ful to the or­gan­is­ers,” said Ncube.

CCC vice chair­man, Fredrick Mafira, ap­pealed to mem­bers of the pub­lic to work with the po­lice in en­sur­ing a crime free com­mu­nity. He also urged par­ents to en­cour­age chil­dren to take part in po­lice ju­nior call pro­grammes for a crime free so­ci­ety.

Mafira said another gala would be held in Oc­to­ber fea­tur­ing more artistes.

Artistes per­form at Vic­to­ria Falls crime gala

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