Sanganai street procession wows fans


The Sanganai-Hlanganani World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair street parade and Spinfest which were held in Harare on Saturday afternoon left people crying for more.

The street parade which was held as part of fair celebrations attracted a lot of organisations from around Africa including tourism players, banks, medical-aid companies, drum majorettes, motor companies, hospitals and food outlets.

Those who had gone for shopping in town could not help but join the street parade which was colourful and loud.

Various traditional groups joined the street procession singing and dancing to music, with most of them inviting members of the public to dance along with them.

The Spinfest drivers were not to be outdone as they painted the roads black showcasing their driving skills to the public.

After the street parade, people went to Harare Gardens where more entertainment activities were lined up.

Various groups from Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa took to the stage and showcased their different cultures. Villa 1 Nyau, winners of the 2011 edition of Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival also performed there.

A Spinfest which featured BMW drivers from South Africa proved very popular as numerous families and individuals converged at the Borrowdale Racecourse to witness the professional drivers “drifting”.

While the parents were watching the cars, the children could not be bothered as they had their jumping castles, slides, popcorn and candy floss to focus on.

Karikoga Kaseke, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive, said they would host a bigger event next year after noticing the street parade and Spinfest had proved popular.

“Next year, we are going to have a street carnival which is a much bigger event than the street parade we held today,” he said.