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Live shows reprieve for artists


Precious |  11 months ago | local




Artists have been given the green light to hold live shows provided they do not exceed the stipulated number of 50 and that they adhere to stipulated health protocols.



Government’s decision to ban artists from holding musical shows was meant to protect them from contracting Covid-19 but they are now free to hold concerts within the threshold of 50 people in attendance, President Mnangagwa has said.


He said the artists should ensure that they comply with the number of people prescribed by the law because it is consistent with Government’s desire to contain the Covid-19 pandemic that has claimed lives of people in the country and globally.



President Mnangagwa said this at State House yesterday at an event to handover musical equipment that was donated by Youths, Sport, Arts and Recreation Deputy Minister Tinoda Machakaire to two musicians as part of a fulfilment of a pledge he had made to them.


The two artists who received full sets of musical kits are contemporary musician, Andy Muridzo and Chief Hwenje, born Admire Sanyanga Sibanda who made the popular “ED Pfee” song.