Hundreds to attend Kamandama Memorial Service

By Employees Reporter

Over 2 300 persons are anticipated to attend the 47th Kamandama Memorial Service, which is about to happen on the Hwange Colliery on Thursday subsequent week.

The memorial is held yearly on June 6 to recollect the 427 miners who perished at Hwange Colliery Firm’s underground mine. The tragedy happened when an underground explosion occurred on the No.2 Colliery shaft, then referred to as Kamandama. It stays the deadliest mine accident thus far in each the historical past of Zimbabwe and internationally. It’s ranked quantity eight on this planet’s worst mines disasters record. At 10:25am, a minute of silence is noticed in remembrance.

Hwange Colliery Firm company affairs supervisor Rugare Dobbie stated among the many individuals anticipated to attend the occasion on the Memorial Shrine had been 71 widows of the tragic catastrophe, their dependants, Hwange Colliery staff, native enterprise neighborhood, varied commerce unions, church buildings, enterprise associates, suppliers, clients and strategic companions.

She stated a day earlier than the occasion, Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs minister Richard Moyo is predicted to officiate on the Kamandama Memorial Fundraising Golf Match that will probably be held at Hwange Golf Membership.

“For the golf match, about 120 beginner golfers are anticipated to take to the greens on the Hwange Golf Membership for a worthy trigger since the thrust of the occasion is to fundraise for the widows and dependants of the 1972 Kamandama Mine Catastrophe,” Dobbie stated.

She stated the organising group has set the goal for this yr’s fundraising at $30 000.

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