The Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs, Cde Mandi Chimene has commended the strong bilateral ties between Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

She said this during the independence eve musical gala which brought artists from Mutare to celebrate the country’s 37th independence anniversary.

Cde Chimene said Zimbabwe and Mozambique are all weather friends and implored the two nations to guard jealously the hard won independence.

The Manicaland Musical gala was epitomised by the fireworks.