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Fifth anniversary of Zimbabwe Achievers Awards a resounding success

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ZAA Chairman Conrad Mwanza with Pedro Gastal (r) and Carolina Rogelis Terán, both from World Remit who supported Saturday’s event.

The fifth edition of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards was held successfully on Saturday 9 May as hundreds turned out to celebrate the achievements of this year’s nominees and winners.

Held at the five-star Royal garden Hotel in Kensington, London, the awards also saw four churches and two community groups receive the Chairman’s special recognition for making significant and consistent contributions to the Zimbabwean community.

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Chashe performs at the ZAA gala dinner

They are ZAOGA Forward in Faith Ministries, Apostolic Faith Mission UK, Zimbabwe Catholic Community UK, Methodist Church Zimbabwe Fellowship UK, Zimbabwe Association, and Zimbabwe Christian Men’s Fellowship.

The groups were recognised as part of ZAA’s 2015 theme “Stronger Community, Secure Future”.

ZAA Chairman Conrad Mwanza hailed the groups for their work as the community’s support pillars and also called on the diaspora community itself to come together and embrace its role in rebuilding Zimbabwe.

“We can certainly make a difference, and I’d like to urge all of us to embrace this challenge and step up to the task of building the Zimbabwe that we would all like to see.”

Mwana Africa CEO Kalaa Mpinga received a Friend of Zimbabwe award for services to business while ANC youth representative in the UK Xolani Xala and Tor Clausen also received a friend of Zimbabwe award. Zimbabwe Tourism Authority’s UK representative Felicia Munjaidi was recognised for services to tourism while musician and community advocate Lucky Moyo was recognised for services to the community.

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Mwana Africa CEO Kalaa Mpinga, honoured as a Friend of Zimbabwe for services to business

This year’s gala dinner was also a remarkable achievement for the ZAA in that the event was almost entirely self-financed. The money transfer agency World Remit gave a small financial donation on the eve of the awards to signal its support for the ZAA as a positive community platform.

Here is the full list of all the winners on the night:

Company of the year: Local Care Force

Local Care Force

Local Care Force

Female Entrepreneur: Lisa Chuma

Lisa Chuma

Lisa Chuma

Male Entrepreneur: Godfrey Mushandu

Godfrey Mushandu

Godfrey Mushandu

International Music Artist: Brian Soko

Brian Soko

Brian Soko

 

International Gospel Music Artist: Takesure Zamar Ncube

 

Takesure Zammar Ncube

Takesure Zammar Ncube

Radio Presenter/ Club DJ: Young Chidzy

Young Chidzy

Young Chidzy

Event of the year: All white boat party (Portsmouth)

All white boat party

Author of the year: Tendai Huchu


Tendai Huchu

Innovation: Moses Murandu

Dr Moses Murandu

Tourism: The Zimbabwe Parks and Wild life Management

ZPWA

Community Organisation: The 4cs (Climate Change Community Champions)

4Cs

Community Champion: Dr Brighton Chireka

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Dr Brighton Chireka

Sports Personality: Stanley Madiri

Stanley Madiri

People’s choice: Ivy Mango Chatora

Ivy Chatora

Personality: Heather Shekede

Heather Shekede

Media Organisation: Zimbo Live TV

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Young Achievers: Charles Chavi

The 5th grand Zimbabwe Achievers Awards Uk 2015

Fashion Designer: Pam Samasuwo Nyawiri (Vanhu Vamwe)

Pam Samasuwo

The ZAA has become the premier platform for recognising and celebrating the achievements of people of Zimbabwean heritage.

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