Pretty Xaba was among the more than 10 personalities in the film industry who have been awarded for their achievements in their respective fields under the Ndichirimupenyu Awards.
Xaba who starred in the local soap, Studio 263 and many other local dramas and films such as Fading Pictures, and Lobola among others, was awarded the Arts Silver Award for a Decade of achievements in the arts industry.
Film-maker and photographer for African Fathers Initiativesâ€™, Trevor Davies, won the Best male against Gender based violence. Davies uses new media technologies to raise awareness and dialogue about the role of man in African society.
The Ndichirimupenyu Awards which are held every year alongside the Women Film-makers of Zimbabwe which are in their 6th year, are meant to honour women who have excelled in their various endeavours.
Others who were honoured include journalist, Wallace Mawire, film Producer and Director and actress, Eunice Tava and Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Women Football, Mavis Gumbo. The Arts Gold Award went to Film Production Designer, Carine Tredgold.
The idea of hosting the Ndichirimupenyu Awards alongside the film festival was mooted at the Zimbabwe Silver Jubilee in 2005 when only 3 women out of 25 scooped awards in the arts.
Meanwhile, the Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe out-reach programme has now moved to Binga where the film Nyaminyami Amaji Abulozi will also be unveiled.