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The Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) will be putting welfare of musicians in the limelight by launching fundraising activities to raise money to fund singers.

BY SHARON SIBINDI

Speaking to the Southern Eye Lifestyle business development manager for Zimura, Climate Munikwa said Zimura fundraising project launch was held last month at the Book Café, Harare, with support from dendera maestro Sulumani Chimbetu.

Sulumani Chimbetu
Sulumani Chimbetu

He said the Zimura fundraising project is aimed at raising funds for the general welfare of members by providing a medical aid facility, school fees for orphans, retirement packages for musicians and assistance to artists to recover lost or broken instruments.

Munikwa said Zimura has a funeral scheme and has partnered with Cell Funeral Assurance Company.

“Currently Zimura has a funeral scheme in conjunction with Cell Funeral Assurance Company. It provides caskets, transport, mortuary services, embalming, undertaking and hearse.

”“Zimura adds $200 towards groceries. It adds more services to members by varied support during times of illness. There is need to fundraise most of the time ,” he said.

Zimura is going to conduct fundraising shows across the country and appeals for sponsorship from the corporate world for a noble cause. It is looking for partnerships that could help in fund-raising for musicians. Sulumani Chimbetu has volunteered to spearhead the fundraising shows. A PA system is being hired out as fundraising option.

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