2017 Zimbabwe Excellence Awards: gallery of winners

 

Zimbabwe Digital News and Charlene Dhliwayo

Branding took centre stage as the third Zimbabwe Excellence Awards wrapped up a colourful event at Kelvin Grove, Cape Town this week, with Mr Edwin Kane Anderson, founder of Zororo Phumulani in South Africa, walking away with the highly contested business organisation of the year in style.
Earlier in February Mr Anderson appeared on Equal Access programme on Zondex TV saying that no amount of hate speech, no matter what people tweeted and posted about Zororo Phumulani, and no matter how much their competition was going to great lengths to discredit the company and accusing Zororo of bad service – they were fiercely committed to winning the market in the business of funerals and funerals policies.
By winning the business organisation of the year Mr Anderson invariably takes over from the famous N7 Farmers, led by Albert Zinhanga, who turned a disused farm in Malmesbury farm into productive farmland, a feat which was recognised by former SA president Thabo Mbeki and turned the farmers into instant headline newsmakers throughout the world, last year.

Mr Edwin Kane Anderson, founder of Zororo Phumulani in South Africa, walked away with the highly contested business organisation of the year in style.
While the categories were switched this year, Mr Anderson’s Zororo Phumulani defied streams of social media abuse and bad publicity for Zororo Phumulani in the run-up to the event, as he walked off as the highprofile winner, beating off strong competition from the likes Eden All Natural, Dharican International, Zondex TV, Bra Stu Driving School, Leopard Removals, and Kubu Restaurant to lift the coveted showcase award.

And the rest of the winners:

Stuart Mugabe of the Bra Stu Driving school won the businessman of the year award for excellence, beating off serious challenge from Bright Chimutashu, Charles Mandaza, Shakespear Mangazira, Moreboys Munetsi and Patson Lunga.

Stuart Mugabe of Bra Stu Driving school won the businessman of the year award for excellence

Stuart Mugabe link: https://zimbabwedigitalnews.com/2017/03/18/stuart-mugabes-joy-in-putting-drivers-on-the-road/

 

Rejoice Debra Matake won the businesswoman of the year, pipping the line ahead of Medwine Mazonde, Faith Mukwakwamu, and Belinda of Bump & Ride.

Rejoice Debra Matake won the businesswoman of the year. Rejoice Matake: https://zimbabwedigitalnews.com/2017/03/21/rejoice-debra-matake-spreading-the-goodness-of-peanut-butter/

 

The small business of the year award for excellence went to Weston Hussein Wasilla of Wasilla Projects. He beat off competition from Frank Mushakavanhu’s Dengu Groceries, Prince Ngonie Maponga of Maps Graphics, and Corey Nyamutenha’s Ncore Financials.

Weston Hussein Wasilla of Wasilla Projects accepting his award from Michelle Mazhanga. He beat off competition from Frank Mushakavanhu’s Dengu Groceries, Prince Ngonie Maponga of Maps Graphics, and Corey Nyamutenha’s Ncore Financials

Mushakavanhu link: https://zimbabwedigitalnews.com/2017/04/02/zimbabweans-in-cape-town-giving-hope-to-the-hout-bay-community/

 

Delphino Machikicho walked away with the community leader of the year award for excellence for his initiatives with the Waumbe Youth Development.

Delphino Machikicho walked away with the community leader of the year award for excellence for his initiatives with the Waumbe Youth Development

Machikicho won the award ahead of Nqobizitha Hobane of Ukhozi Girls, Edmore Mazungunye of Mother’s Love and Marinatha Home, and Aviation Foundation’s Zimbo Awa.

Delphino Machikicho link: http://skynewszimbabwe.com/2016/02/25/delphino-machikicho-heres-why-you-must-vote-for-me/

 

The legend that is Mark Mazonde stuck true to his form as a force in the Zimbabweans in Cape Town community by winning the scudetto of entertainment personality of the year award for excellence.
Mazonde runs the erstwhile Zondex TV on Youtube, and is the driving force in a stream of film and motion productions. It was never going to be competition for terrestrial content, but Mazonde will tuck this award in his cabinet with satisfaction, ahead of good competition from Morgan Chabata.

Ace filmmaker Mark Mazonde  won the scudetto of entertainment personality of the year award for excellence

Zondex TV link: http://skynewszimbabwe.com/2016/06/16/julius-shamus-equal-access-television-with-a-difference/ 

 

DJ Morgan Chasara was the winner ahead of Lewis Durango, Winnet Chinyanga and Petros Chimombe.

DJ Wity Morgan Stitch Chasara was the winner ahead of Lewis Durango, Winnet Chinyanga and Petros Chimombe.

 

Tinashe Nyamudoka won the personality of the year ahead of Kudzai Richard Ndoro, Tinashe Chingwaru and Innocent Chakanyuka

Tinashe Nyamudoka won the personality of the year ahead of Kudzai Richard Ndoro, Tinashe Chingwaru and Innocent Chakanyuka

Innocent Chakanyuka link: https://zimbabwedigitalnews.com/2017/03/14/the-truth-behind-a-master-zimbabwean-coffee-barista/

 

Munyaradzi Nkomo of Strategies Migration scooped the young upcoming entrepreneur of the year award, and beat off the challenge of Elite Models led by Takudzwa Kamukondiwa, Previous Kakora of Crochet Designs and Kelvin Manlee of Manlee Construction.

Munyaradzi Nkomo of Strategies Migration scooped the young upcoming entrepreneur of the year award

Munyaradzi Nkomo link: https://zimbabwedigitalnews.com/2017/03/27/the-power-behind-munyaradzi-nkomos-strategic-migration-services/ 

 

King Labash Lloyd Mponda blazed the competition and ran away with the artist of the year ahead of Goba Munashe Lawrence, Edmore Mazungunye, Elvis Magezeni, PS Quint Tawanda Chikowore and Carter B Lencoine Shumbayawonda.

King Labash Lloyd Mponda blazed the competition and ran away with the artist of the year ahead

 

Big winners: The Majaivans jived their way onto centre stage, literally at the awards, and dispite being hardly known by a few among their friends and colleagues among the Zimbabweans in Cape Town community, life will never be same after this event.

The audience was entertained by Shamie and Africentiq Band, Lilian Basvi, Leanne Phiri (a 14 year old ballet dancer) and the Majaivans (a dance group which stole the show with their dance moves).

 


A surprise happened towards the end of the event where one of the judges took to the stage to announce that Julius Shamu was voted overwhelmingly by some Zimbabwean quarters in the UK who have been following the awards event since inception and felt the need to honour him with a Recognition Award for the outstanding contribution he is making for the Zimbabweans in Cape Town.

 

A surprise happened towards the end of the event where one of the judges took to the stage to announce that Mr Julius Shamu was voted overwhelmingly by some Zimbabwean quarters in the UK who have been following the awards event since inception and felt the need to honour him with a Recognition Award for the outstanding contribution he is making for the Zimbabweans in Cape Town.

In accepting the award, Mr Shamu said he was shocked and surprised to the fact that people in faraway countries are following and appreciating the works he is doing in Cape Town. He went on further to say that it is with great pleasure that the awards are also meant to give exposure to the Zimbabweans in Cape Town with the rest of the world and is beginning to bear fruit.

He alluded to the fact that last year we had a representative who was sent by the Dean of diplomats at the African Union based in Ghana to attend and witness the awards.

Shamstone Production and Entertainment hosted the colourful ceremony alongside other sponsors and partners such as Zimbabwe Digital News, Mukuru Money Transfer, Steward Bank, Zororo Phumlani, Impress Clothing, Bra Stu, Maps Graphics, ACT African Restaurant, Manlee Construction, Zim Talent Hunt, Uhuru Institute of Management Training, Wakati Trust, Ruziwo Cambridge, AV Studios,IMB and Ur Card and Zuriey Web Solutions.

 

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