The Midlands State University (MSU) Zvishavane campus has held the third edition of the international cultural carnival meant to promote cultural diversity and tolerance.

The songs, plays, dances and the attire summed it up as a gathering to promote intercultural diversity and tolerance.

In its third edition, the carnival attracted school children and local champions of multiculturalism.

Faculty of Arts Dean, and Organising Committee Chairperson, Dr Terrence Mashingaidze said as espoused by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, MSU should create employment through its Performing Arts Department.

“The celebrations are significant as they promote multiculturalism, diversity and tolerance. This should therefore create employment and contribute to the national economy,” he said.

MSU Zvishavane Campus Director, Professor Advice Viriri noted that the celebrations are significant to the fast growing institution which is home to various learners from different cultural backgrounds.

Guest speaker at the celebrations, Mr Joseph Tatenda Tawanda Ngara said the celebrations are meant to promote diversity as Zimbabwe is a melting pot of many groups from different cultural backgrounds.

The international cultural carnival comes after the launch of the Culture Week by President Mnangagwa in Harare on Saturday.