Muridzo lights up police fund-raiser

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Nyore Madzianike Senior Arts Reporter

THE Commissioner– General of Police’s Charity Horse Race held on Saturday at Borrowdale Racecourse in Harare lived to its billing with hundreds of people attending the day-long event.

In the Mood outpaced other horses that took to the track to scoop the $30 000 that was at stake in the ZRP Charity Sable Flyers race.

The event, which started early in the morning, was characterised by various activities that included police displays, motorcycle riding and children playing games.

Various music outfits took to the stage during the course of the day with police displays accounting much of the activities of the day.

It was, however, Andy Muridzo, who stole the show with his top of the drawer performance.

Muridzo took to the stage after the Police Band, which belted a number of renditions including rhumba songs, and racks from Zimdancehall chanters, much to the delight of the crowd.

He also wowed the crowd with the arguably song of the moment, “Ngaibake” done by Freeman and Alick Macheso.

Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Ambassador Cain Mathema, in keynote address, applauded the ZRP for its commitment towards assisting the less privileged.

He urged the ZRP to continue stretching its helping hand to the needy saying the initiative has gone a long away in improving the lives of the less privileged.

“I would like to mention with pride that the Commissioner-General of Police’s horse race being one of the ZRP fundraising initiatives has reaped tremendous results in supporting and caring for orphans and widows,” he said.

Minister Mathema said although the ZRP fund-raising initiative was, at first, limited to family members of departed police officers, he was grateful that the fund had been extended to include all disadvantaged members of the community.

“Although this is benevolence was initially meant for bereaved families of the departed members, the ZRP has since broadened the gesture to include other disadvantaged members of the community,” he said.

ZRP Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga reiterated the police force’s commitment to continue assisting the less privileged, saying giving a helping hand to the needy was part of giving back to the society.

He said as an organisation they were also bound by such values.

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