South African songstress Zahara is expected to bring smiles to victims of the Tokwe-Mukosi floods.
BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
Zahara will be part of the Green Concert that is expected to happen in May whose purpose was initially meant to sensitise the nation about environmental issues; in particular, the dangers of littering and poaching.
The concert that serves as an environmental awareness campaign through music, dance and song will be held under the theme Remembering Tokwe Mukosi — One Environmental Family.
Organiser of the event, Dereck Mpofu said plans were underway to have Zahara perform at Chingwizi camp in Nuanetsi Ranch where displaced people have been moved to.
“Since this is going to be a charity event, there is a limit to the number of days that she can spend in the country, plus there is the cost factor as she has given us huge discounts,” said Mpofu, who is also referred to as the Green Ambassador.
He said Zahara’s coming into the country was a result of efforts by his Network Club. The musician, he said, had agreed to perform for nothing more than a small allowance.
“After the concert in Harare we will have a bush concert at Chingwizi as we render not only assistance in terms of goods and funds secured but also our talents to entertain them.
Mpofu said the theme of the concert, initially Zero Tolerance to Poaching, Zero Tolerance to Litter had to be changed on realisation that the elephants’ cyanide poisoning at Hwange National Park had been overtaken by events.
“The current issue in as far as environmental issues are concerned is the Tokwe-Mukosi flooding and we felt it was prudent that we channel our efforts towards that,” he said.
Mpofu who is the Goodwill Ambassador for Water Conservation and Zero Littering Campaign said Zahara would jet into the country on May 7 and will lead a clean-up campaign together with Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni.
She will be joined on the stage by an array of local artistes that include Willis Wataffi.
The green concert is part of the Green Ambassador’s mission to promote positive attitudes and initiatives with regards to environmental issues.
Areas of importance to him include proper waste disposal, humanitarian work and protecting animals.