The Sunday News
Nigel Siziba, Sports Reporter
THE Zimbabwe National Army yesterday hosted a fun shoot which saw members of the army interact with civilians in Matobo, on the outskirts of Bulawayo.
The chairman of the initiative, Trust Mabaya, said the event was meant to create interaction between business, civilians and the army.
“The Executive Interactive Initiative Fun Shoot is the brain child of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda and the idea behind this is to create communication and interaction between the Zimbabwe National Army, business people and civilians. This is an open event where everyone is invited to take part and the atmosphere is ideal for a family outing,” he said.
Mabaya added that the event was meant to raise funds for charity.
“All the money that will be raised today will be donated to children’s homes, like we always do annually and to us this is a way of giving back to the community,” he said.
People from all walks of life turned up for the event, with young participants of primary school going age. The youngest participant was seven-year-old Mkhululi Sithole, who managed three points that other adults struggled to reach and his brother Vuyo who had managed to hit the target four times. Civilians interacted with members of the army, who took them through the steps of the fun shoot.
“In the next event we are going to rope in more corporates to support the event. As you can see some are here and we will also make this event more visible even in the media so that we pull more crowds, but we are satisfied with today’s turn out.”