More than 120 social golfers are expected to converge at the Hwange Golf Course on the 5th of June for the annual Kamandama Memorial Fundraising Golf Tournament with the organisers targeting to raise at least $20 000 from this year’s edition.

Proceeds from the tournament go towards assisting widows and dependants of the victims of the Kamandama Mine Disaster which claimed 427 lives on June 6, 1972 following a methane explosion.

Hwange Colliery Corporate Affairs Manager Rugare Dhobbie says the tournament is expected to attract golfers from South Africa, Zambia and Botswana and will be played in a four-ball better ball scoring format which consists of two teams of two players competing against each other.

“We are finalising the preparations for the commemorations and we kick-start with the golf tournament which will be held on Monday the 5th followed by the memorial on Tuesday. We have set this year’s target at $20 000,” she said.

Dhobbie says the funds would be raised through donations from Hwange Colliery Company business partners who were sponsoring a variety of goods which would be auctioned during the tournament.

Organisers of the event are still receiving a number of applications for the tournament and confirmed that golfers from neighbouring countries such as Zambia will take part in the competition.