Former Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi is set to take on comedian Ray Vines in a boxing match at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).
The match, dubbed “Mukukuzvi versus Chibabest”, will be held on Boxing Day and will be streamed live on social media platforms.
The boxing match is an initiative to raise money for charity while promoting physical fitness, health and well-being through boxing and entertainment.
Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Control Board of Zimbabwe executive officer Lawrence Zimbudzana expressed gratitude over Chasi and Ray Vines’s initiative. He said:
Let me express my gratitude to Hon Chasi and Ray Vines for coming up with this noble idea for fighting for charity.
I know for certain Hon Chasi is a man of many talents and could have chosen any other sport code, but he chose boxing which is quite humbling to us. They used boxing for a noble cause.
On his part Chasi, who is Mazowe South MP, said he was ready for the match promised to help the sport across the country. Said Chasi:
We appreciate much the help that we have received from the corporate world and the boxing council.
We realised after Budiriro that there is an urgent need to help people and the community.
Christmas is a time of giving, give us whatever you can to help the needy during this festive season.
To have at least one boxing ring in each province, ideally in each constituency.