ZVISHAVANE – Two local craftsmen have brought life to the craft industry in Zvishavane by opening up a new exhibition centre at corner Goddard Road and Robert Mugabe Way near Zvishavane Town Council offices.
Born and raised in Zvishavane, the two artists, Kudakwashe Makalisa and Agusto Nyoni, of Mandava said they saw the need to exhibit their artisanal talents in their home town.
After showcasing their work in many places around Zimbabwe and abroad, the two said they have decided to look for a permanent place for their products closer home.
Speaking to TellZim News, Makalisa said they were praying about getting a permanent place to operate from so that they could move away from marketing their wares on the streets.
"Our aim was to get a permanent place to operate from and parade our products to customers. We are humbled that we have got a suitable place now," Makalisa said.
The centre is the first of its kind in Zvishavane and the artisans say they wish to partner with other willing artisans to grow the craft industry in the Midlands and the country at large.