Gweru Polytechnic College held a belated Africa Day celebrations which saw various African and traditional performances being showcased.

The day was characterised by some cultural dances, poetry performances, marimba playing as well as music, song and dance.

Speaking on the belated occasion, the Principal of the College Mr Washington Chandiwana spoke of the importance of the day.

“Our dressing it defines who we are as a people. We have food that defines us and other things are portrayed through song and dance. In Africa, we are peace loving people,” said Mr Chandiwana.

Africa Day commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now African Union) on 25 May 1963.

It aims to celebrate African unity. This year, the continental organisation celebrates years of determined efforts for unity among the African people, and socio-economic freedom from foreign dominion and exploitation.