messages of peace and tolerance irrespective of one's political
affiliation, race, religion, ethnicity and creed. The artists included
Dragline Arts, a theatre theatre group, Jahunda Theatre group,
Mambokadzi, Magesh Tornadoes, Ammafunny Groovers, Coalminers Band,
Madiz, and Sniper.
An estimated 1 000 people attended the concert as the artists exhorted
the Hwange community to value peaceful co-existence and the sanctity of
human life.Â .
The Hwange concert was a sequel to a similar one held at Beit Hall in
Mutare's suburb of Sakubva which attracted an estimated 2 000 people.
The campaign's main thrust is to promote a culture of tolerance in the
aftermath of the political violence which rocked Zimbabwe in the period
preceding the 27 June 2008 presidential election runoff.
In Mutare, MISA-Zimbabwe Advocacy Officer Tabani Moyo urged residents
to shun political violence. The media, he said, also had the ethical
responsibility of promoting peace and tolerance in their reportage.