Hwange Colliery Company Limited is making last ditch efforts to polish up preparations for the 2019 annual Kamandama Memorial Golf Tournament and the 47th Kamandama Memorial Service in Hwange next week.
The Kamandama Memorial Fundraising Golf Tournament will be held on June 5 2019 at the Hwange Golf Club while the Mine Disaster Memorial Service will take place the following day on June 6 2019 at the Number 2 memorial site.
The events will run under the theme “Embrace and Practice Safety Always to Prevent another Disaster – Commemorating the Kamandama Victims”.
The 6 June Memorial Service will be graced by the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Matabeleland North, Richard Moyo as the Guest of Honour.
“At least 2 300 people are expected to throng the shrine namely 71 widows of the tragic Disaster, their dependants, HCCL employees, local business community, various trade unions, churches, business associates, suppliers, customers and strategic partners.
“For the Golf tournament, about 120 amateur golfers are expected to take to the greens at the Hwange Golf Club for a worthy cause as the thrust will be fundraise for the widows and dependants of the 1972 Kamandama Mine Disaster,” said HCCL corporate affairs manager Rugare Dhobbie.
The competition will be held under 4 better ball hidden partner competition format.
The organising team has set the target for this year’s fundraising at $30 000.
The golfers are expected to have been registered by 2 June 2019.
In the 2018 edition, Hwange based golfer Joseph Ncube took the first prize in the men’s category while lady golfer Shelly Gwanonga demonstrated her golfing prowess by comings tops in the ladies’ division.