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Vic Falls Carnival starts on high note

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THE Jameson Victoria Falls Carnival kicked off on a high note with a bush party at Jafuta, a few kilometres outside the resort town on Sunday.

Melissa Mpofu

A few locals and hordes of tourists from all over Southern Africa, Malaysia and America, swarmed the Vic Falls train station just after 4pm to board the vintage steam train which ferried them to the carnival bush venue.

Team South Africa was not to be outdone as they were clad in fancy costumes designed with their country’s flag.

South Africa’s top socialite Bonang Matheba also graced the event and left most fans awestruck before tweeting: “Zimbabwe has to be one of the most beautiful countries in the
world . . . Besotted, (sic) just after jetting into the country on Sunday.

“With Vic Falls’ DJ Francis already on board pumping beats, people swarmed the club set-up deck, while the less energetic VIPs preferred to sit.”

Revellers partied in style on their way to the venue as DJ Francis ensured people danced and jumped to every song.

By the time people got to the venue, most of the verve had been drained, but Burn, an energy drink, came to the rescue.

At the bush, people embarked on a five-hour jam session before being taken back to the train station just after midnight.

Liver, AceDaBass and Cmbaville are some of the DJs who kept it locked down at the bush party.

The carnival is expected to intensify tonight with bigger, louder and crazier performances with Flash Republic promising to make sure that the carnivalistas’ final hour of 2013 is explosive.

Chikwata 263, Shortstraw, Jeremy Loops, Mampi, Jason Le Roux, Judgement Yard and DJ Cmbaville are expected to set the tone of the New Year.

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