Shona stone sculpture dying without tourism

By Norma Tsopo HARARE - A slump in tourist visits at the turn of the millennium ended Shona stone sculpture’s commercial viability. And without a market, the creative new art genre is on its death bed as its practitioners are deserting their studios. Never really having found acceptance among locals, the locally misunderstood genre was only finding … Continue reading Shona stone sculpture dying without tourism

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Lightning making equipment in Mutare museum

By Norma Tsopo MUTARE - Lightning making claims by the Manyika people in eastern Zimbabwe has been marveled at but often been dismissed as a stunning-if-but-true dark art. Witnesses to its truth claims have been derided as superstitious and backward. But Mutare museum seeks to challenge that verdict with its displays of lightning making paraphernalia. … Continue reading Lightning making equipment in Mutare museum

Great Zimbabwe Monument’s refined offshoot in Matendera

By Norma Tsopo BUHERA - Lost to admirers of the exquisite architectural genius of the Great Zimbabwe Monuments is a not so hidden treasure trove of its more refined offshoots. Buhera has a nest of these zimbabwe type spectacles that were built as the inhabitants of the Masvingo monuments fanned out abandoning the ancient stone … Continue reading Great Zimbabwe Monument’s refined offshoot in Matendera

Golden Peacock Villa Hotel integral to Manicaland’s tourism infrastructure

By Norma Tsopo MUTARE - Nestling in a sprawling 7,438-square metre security-walled expanse garden Golden Peacock Villa Hotel has since its establishment in 2012 been more than an integral accommodation infrastructure of Manicaland’s tourism industry. It has been pulling crowds to itself as an addition to the picturesque eastern border city’s unending visual attractions. Lying … Continue reading Golden Peacock Villa Hotel integral to Manicaland’s tourism infrastructure

Miracles abound at Zimbabwe’s Hot Springs

By Norma Tsopo CHIMANIMANI - Like the biblical pool of Bethsaida, Nyanyadzi Hot Spring is famed for treating a raft of debilitating infirmities. They grant wishes even, locals say. But it is its famed miracle healing potency that has people flocking to it from across the country. There is also a mystic aura of what … Continue reading Miracles abound at Zimbabwe’s Hot Springs