Freeman Razemba Crime Reporter—
Preparations for the 17th Edition of the Commissioner of Police’s Funfair are at an advance stage with several artistes expected to converge for the annual event. The Funfair will be held at Morris Depot Grounds in Harare on Saturday September 26 from 7am and is expected to run until the following day. Top musicians, among them Jah Prayzah, Alick Macheso, Peter Moyo, The Charambas, Tocky Vibes, Trevor Dongo, Nicholas Zakaria, Bob Nyabinde, Sniper Storm, Roki and Kapfupi are expected to thrill fans.
The Police Band will also perform at the event.
Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said the event is held annually to raise money for the ZRP Welfare Fund whose aim is to pay fees for less-privileged children in the country. “Currently there are over 600 students who are being sponsored at primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary education.
“Some have already graduated and have been integrated in various sectors of the economy,” she said. She said a lot of entertainment had also been lined up for everyone and this includes jumping castles, B-car rides and police displays.
“The following musicians will perform at the venue; Jah Prayzah, Alick Macheso, Peter Moyo, The Charambas, Tocky Vibes, Trevor Dongo, Nicholas Zakaria, Bob Nyabinde, Sniper Storm, Roki, Kapfupi and the Police Band.
“There will also be a raffle draw where several prizes are on offer. There are two vehicles to be won — a Ford Ranger and a Honda Fit,” Charamba said. Other prizes include a 5.5KV generator, television sets, refrigerators, stoves, hotel vouchers and many more. Raffle tickets are being sold at any police stations around the country for $3.
“One does not need to be there to win the prizes on offer. “The entrance fees have been pegged at $3 for adults and $1 for kids while games and rides will go for $1.” She said vending stalls for individuals and companies that want to sell their wares were also on offer at a price of $500 for companies and $150 for individuals.
During the same event last year, thousands of merrymakers who graced the occasion were treated to a memorable time. Artistes across genres took turns to entertain fans who had come from different parts of Harare and surrounding areas while police officers from various units showcased their skills.