The Kamandama Memorial Fundraising Golf Tournament tees off at Hwange Golf Club this morning with 105 players expected to take to the greens.
Chairman of the golf club Victor Rakabopa yesterday said all was set for the competition that commemorates Kandamana Mine Disaster in which 427 lives were lost on June 6, 1972.
We have 105 golfers who are participating in the competition. The Kamandama disaster happened 40 years ago so it was decided that the widows should benefit directly from the fund. However, the funds are now also going to other needy people in the community, community projects and schools fees for the underprivileged, he said.
The theme of the competition is Turning Yesterdays Tragedy into Todays Hope and the tournament will be played in the four-ball better-ball format.
Since the disaster, we have not had an incident of that magnitude. We learnt from it.
We are expecting to raise more than $22 000 as many corporates have confirmed their participation, Rakabopa said.
Hwange Colliery managing director Fred Moyo and Innocent Nousenga from Care Insurance Brokers won last years competition with 49 points.
In second position was Hwange Colliery company secretary Thembelani Khole Ncube and his partner Khumbulani Chimiti who got 47 points.
Former Highlanders chairman Themba Ndlela, Moses Mlalazi, Victor Tall, Hwange Colliery Company corporate affairs manager Burzil Dube, Thembi Ncube, Rakabopa, Busy Dube, Rodger Kamamba and Moyo will also participate