UK: All set Zim Achievers Awards this Saturday

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By Lisa Nyanhongo

All is set for the 11th edition of the UK Zimbabwe Achievers (ZAA) which will be held in Birmingham this weekend.

Honours will be handed out to outstanding individuals and organisations from different fields of expertise during the dinner gala.

The event is set for Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Birmingham.

ZAA UK Country Director, Sakhile Khanye, said they are happy with preparations for the event.

“On Saturday, all roads lead  to Holiday Inn for our 11th Awards ceremony in the UK, celebrating high achievers in our society,” Khanye said in a statement.

“We are excited to be celebrating with the leading lights making a change in our communities and beyond.

“Everything is in place, the response during the nomination and voting process has been outstanding and all that is left is for us to paint the town red in true celebratory fashion on the 28th.”

She added; “We send our congratulations to all the nominees and thank all our partners and stakeholders who annually keep the vision going.

“ZAA continues to grow and we are excited to hold it down here in Birmingham with out compatriots.”

Model Amanda Nkomo and Daks will be hosting the black tie event while entertainment will be provided by stand-up comedian King Kandoro, singer Icey Stanley as well as DJ Fistoz and Dj Mli.


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