Arts centres need revival : ED

Concern has been raised over the poor state of Bulawayo’s Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts centre which was once a haven of great talent and now requires a revival dosage to shine once again.


These are the tribulations of the arts sector in Bulawayo. A source of pride dating back to the pre-independence era, there is anxiety that Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts centre is depreciating and a solution must be found urgently.


Recently, artists met with President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Bulawayo and there was consensus from the highest office in the land that revival of facilities such as Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts centre is an urgent matter.


However, while the centre is a local authority facility, efforts to get a comment from the Bulawayo City Council department of housing and community services, which spanned over two days, were fruitless.