Zimura to build multi-complex in Bulawayo Zimura chairperson Albert Nyathi and his deputy First Farai at the complex site

Mbulelo Mpofu, Showbiz Reporter

The Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) which collects royalties for music creators, has shown a dedication to rekindle young people’s enthusiasm in the arts sector.

This follows the organisation’s acquisition in 2020 of a 5 000m2 piece of land in Bulawayo to build multi-purpose complex.
The complex to be known as the Zimura Music and Culture Centre, will be a venue for performances, workshops and festivals.


Zimura director of information and publicity, Alexio “GoodChild” Gwenzi announced this to Zimura board members who were in the city.

“The lack of recreational facilities has led to drug abuse and illicit behaviour by the youths. The recreational facilities in places such as Mpopoma, Njube and Tshabalala suburbs which used to be run by the Bulawayo City Council are now dilapidated or being leased for other purposes,” said Gwenzi.

He said they have so far put up temporary structure where artistes are operating from.
“The architectural plan was approved in September 2022 by the Bulawayo City Council and a borehole was drilled last October.

Construction of the security wall is underway while construction of the administration block which will house other arts disciplines will commence this year,” Gwenzi said.

Zimura’s chairperson Albert Nyathi, Vice chairperson First Farai and executive director Polisile Ncube-Chimhini also attended the briefing.

Nyathi announced that the organisation will soon publish a book outlining its achievements during the past 40 years. — @MbuleloMpofu

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