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Zimbabwe Achievers Awards a resounding success

Let's embrace challenge of building the Zimbabwe we would like to see ... Conrad Mwanza (centre)

11/05/2015 00:00:00
by Own Correspondent
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THE fifth edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards was held successfully on Saturday as hundreds turned out to celebrate the achievements of this year’s nominees and winners.

Held at the five-star Royal garden Hotel in Kensington, London, the awards also saw four churches and two community groups receive the Chairman’s special recognition for making significant and consistent contributions to the Zimbabwean community.

They are ZAOGA Forward in Faith Ministries, Apostolic Faith Mission UK, Zimbabwe Catholic Community UK, Methodist Church Zimbabwe Fellowship UK, Zimbabwe Association, and Zimbabwe Christian Men’s Fellowship.

The groups were recognised as part of ZAA’s 2015 theme "Stronger Community, Secure Future".

ZAA Chairman Conrad Mwanza commended the groups for their work as community support pillars and also called on the diaspora itself to come together and embrace its role in rebuilding Zimbabwe.

“We can certainly make a difference, and I’d like to urge all of us to embrace this challenge and step up to the task of building the Zimbabwe that we would all like to see," he said.

Mwana Africa CEO Kalaa Mpinga received a Friend of Zimbabwe award for services to business while ANC youth representative in the UK Xolani Xala and Tor Clausen also received a friend of Zimbabwe award.

Friend of Zimbabwe ... Mwana Africa company chairman Kalaa Mpinga

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority’s UK representative Felicia Munjaidi was recognised for services to tourism while musician and community advocate Lucky Moyo was recognised for services to the community.

Over the years, the ZAA has become the premier platform for recognising and celebrating the achievements of people of Zimbabwean heritage.

Service to tourism award winner ... Felicia Munjaidi

Here is the full list of all the winners on the night:

Company of the year: Local care force


Female Entrepreneur: Lisa Chuma

Lisa Chuma (right)

Male Entrepreneur: Godfrey Mushandu

International Music Artist: Brian Soko

International Gospel Music Artist: Takesure Zamar Ncube

Radio Presenter/ Club Dj: Young Chidzy

Event of the year: All white boat party (Portsmouth)

Author of the year: Tendai Huchu

Innovation: Moses Murandu

Tourism: The Zimbabwe Parks and Wild life Management

Community Organisation: The 4cs (Climate Change Community Champions)

Community Champion: Dr Brighton Chireka

Dr Brighton Chireka

Sports Personality: Stanley Madiri

People's choice: Ivy Mango Chatora

Personality: Heather Shekede

Media Organisation: Zimbo Live TV

Zimbo Live representative

Young Achievers: Charles Chavi

Charles Chavi

Fashion Designer: Pam Samasuwi Nyawiri (Vanhu Vamwe) 

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