The Independence Gala featuring artists from Manicaland has roared into life at Show grounds in Mutare as artists join the rest of the nation in commemorating the country’s 37th independence anniversary.

Simba Muchita of Hungwe Stars set the stage alight when he opened the show and some of the artists that are expected to perform later include Jusa Mupositori, Two Keys and a Mozambican singer Jipson Mussenze.

The independence gala is featuring the local provincial talent.

The Governor for Manica Province Alberto Ricardo Monthlane has also joined his Zimbabwean counterpart, the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Mutare Cde Mandi Chimene to celebrate the important day.

A sizeable crowd has already gathered at Show grounds braving the chilly weather.

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