The Zimbabwean delegation which was led by National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) director Nicholas Moyo and Bulawayo-based poet and musician, Albert Nyathi attended Masuku’s final parade before burial at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus.
This year’s Jikinya Dance Festival was held in Beitbridge on 22 November at Wellton Primary School. Schools showcased sterling performances that were a clear indication that schools are investing in promoting Zimbabwean dances as well as working towards ensuring that varied cultures are appreciated and safeguarded. The results were as follows:
1.Chipindura Primary School(Mashonaland Central), Floating Trophy, monetary prize and Medals for each of the participating children and their teachers.
Tinashe Tafirenyika is a Zimbabwean poet and winner of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) 2018 for Outstanding Poet in Spoken Word. Tafirenyika is a medical practitioner at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo. She was the “Luckiest Poet” five times in a row a feat that saw her performing at the Shoko Slam in September 2013.