The Sunday News
THE 2019 edition of Gwanda International Gospel Festival at Phelandaba Stadium in Gwanda, which ends today was headlined by top South African acts.
The event started on Friday. The free event is courtesy of South Africa-based businessman Justice Maphosa’s Big Time Strategic Group. The festival is in its fifth edition and is running under the theme “God is Speaking, Are You Listening?” and was headlined by Timothy Ncandweni (Swaziland), Shongwe and the Khuphuka Saved Group (South Africa) and Sipho Makhabane (South Africa).
They were be joined by Denzel the Pianist (South Africa) and South Africa-based Zimbabwean artiste Takesure Zamar as well as local acts Vocal Ex, Mathias Mhere, Indosakusa: The Morning Star, Mkhululi Bhebhe, Joyful Praise, Hybrid Sounds and Harvest Music Super Choir.
“The Gwanda Gospel Festival is back and all is set for the showcase,” Big Time Strategic Group spokesperson Mthokozisi Dube told local media.
“We have a different line-up this year as we have Timothy Ncandweni and Shongwe from Swaziland who the people of Gwanda love. This is the first time that we’re bringing a foreign act that isn’t South African.
“The festival should be an altar where Zimbabweans can go once a year to seek God. The nation will also get direction from God’s word. Zimbabwe finds itself in a difficult time and it’ll only take the voice of God to direct it out of it.”— musicinafrica.net/magazine