OK Zim remembers hit-maker Matavire

OK Zimbabwe, the country’s leading retail group, recently handed over shopping vouchers worth $200 000 to the Jairos Jiri Association in remembrance of the late music star Paul Matavire’s hit Christmas Yaswedera (Kisimusi Yatosvika).

The popular track was off the Jairos Jiri Band’s red-hot 2006 album Matavire Mbune, which also included hits such as Chipuka Ndipe Mwenje, Umtombo Wegazi, Unondidirei, Kupindana Kwemazuva and Wapunyaira.

The retail group’s chief financial officer, Phil Mushosho said the donation to the country’s leading institution working with people living with disabilities, was a fitting way to remember the late Matavire’s hit.

“The donation was earmarked as a way of remembering the late Paul Matavire, who used to grip the whole nation with Christmas fever with his hit song Christmas Yaswedera (Kisimusi Yatosvika). Even today, it is never a truly Zimbabwean Christmas without this song. The Jairos Jiri Association was close to his heart and what better way to honour him than this,” said Mushosho.

He added that the voucher was OK Zimbabwe’s ‘Christmas Box’ to the children and hardworking staff Jairos Jiri Children’s Home.

“Our purpose as OK Zimbabwe is to make happiness tangible by planting smiles on our employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and the communities we operate in.

“We strongly believe that community happiness comes from making a meaningful difference in people’s lives. We will only become better by growing together with our communities,” Mushosho.

Apart from donating to the Jairos Jiri Association, the country’s leading retail group has been giving away $600 000 every week at any OK, Bon Marche or OKmart as part of its ongoing Christmas campaign. Dubbed ‘Santa Saturday,’ one lucky customer walks away with a voucher worth $10 000 in each of their 66 stores every weekend.