Peace is not only the absence of war but the presence of justice, an arts festival was held in Pumula community hall that saw various art genres being showcased by different artistes. These were held as a means of promoting peace and unity.
The festival saw an attendance of over a hundred participants who converged under the theme youths building lasting peace in Zimbabwe .The organizers were the National Youth Development Trust an organisation whose lifetime achievement is to empower youth such that they take full control of their communities and that of their country.
Speaking at the event the Programs Manager Miss Thandolwenkosi Sibindi said arts festivals are a means the organisation mobilizes young people for their effective participation into the national discourse on elections and the constitution while also creating peace and enabling a violent free community.
Amongst other artiste present were Umdumo Wesizwe, GDA, Isazi who set the stage alight. Through such platforms we are able to effectively communicate our pieces and the money we get enables us to buy our own instruments, said one artiste