SOUNDS of Motherland front-man Progress Chipfumo headlines the Mutare Charity Gala at Pick&Save tonight.
BY KENNETH NYANGANI
Up to 20 artistes will feature at the event being hosted by the Eastern border city.
The proceeds from the gala will be used to rehabilitate Zororai Old People’s Home in Sakubva, Mutare, as well as addressing some underlying challenges bedevilling the organisation that houses 23 elderly people.
Some artistes who are set to grace the event are fading sungura singer Hosiah Chipanga, Blessing Shumba, Agatha Murudzwa, Juicer Mpostori and Two Keys Band, among others.
Organisers of the event said they had intended to bring some of the biggest names on the local scene but failed after the musicians got counter commitments elsewhere.
Givemore Makunika, who is organising the event, said they realised that elderly people at Zororai Old People’s Home needed assistance such as medication and money to prop up their projects and urged Mutare music fans to come in their numbers.
“We have about 20 artistes who are going to perform at the charity gala on Saturday. We are still talking to some top artistes to come to perform on the day, but the likes of Shumba, Chipfumo and Chipanga have already confirmed to take part,” he said.
“We realised that we should do something to help the elderly people at the home. The money raised will be channelled to their basic needs as well as medication.”