(Last Updated on December 17, 2015 by Editor)
Urban grooves star Leonard Mapfumo will this Friday take the anti-drug abuse campaign to Highfield after a success in Mabvuku last week.
Mapfumo who was honored to lead the campaign managed to mobilise other fellow urban groove stars to denounce the use of drugs by youths.
The anti-drug campaign which is a brain child of Dream Star Zimbabwe has been received with much appreciation from both ages.
Speaking to H-Metro Mapfumo said:
“I believe this campaign is gathering momentum as we gear up for our next campaign in Highfield.
“The response has been overwhelming and our main target are the youths but we have also received support from the older generation who believe the initiative was long overdue,” he said.
His sentiments were echoed by the campaign’s spokesperson Rumbidzai Matinanga.
“As scarce as the resources are, Dream Star Zimbabwe will push to create great quality of living for the youths and stopping the use and selling of drugs.
“Clean up campaigns and road shows is the first step, in doing so we are creating other opportunities for them for entertainment and for making money.”
According to Matinanga they will go for a short break before they continue in January next year.
“We will start auditions for the Dream Star contestants early next year to cater for every province.”
Chinese Federation of Zimbabwe deputy president Steven Zivanai Zhao also hailed the team and commended them to use their roles to enlighten the society on the dangers of drugs.
Running under the theme: “Dream high, fight harder’, the initiative will be conducted in many high density suburbs through clean up campaigns and road shows.
Artistes who have been part of this initiative include Trevor Dongo, Cindy Munyavi, Extra Large, Sani Makhalima and Goodchild.
The artistes will be joined by some of the participants of the 2015 Dream Star Zimbabwe.