Southern Africa’s Gwanda International Gospel Festival is a Huge Success

Gwanda International Gospel Festival Presented by Big Time Strategic Group Attracts over 20,000 to Zimbabwe.

The 2019 edition of Gwanda International Gospel Festival was just held at Phelandaba Stadium in Gwanda, Zimbabwe, on 4th to 6th of October. The free event is sponsored by South Africa-based businessman Justice Maphosa’s CEO of Big Time Strategic Group. Over 20,000 people were in attendance during the 3-day event. In its fifth edition, the festival’s theme was “God is Speaking, Are You Listening?”

The festival was headlined  by Sipho Makhabane of South Africa, Timothy Ncandweni of Swaziland, and Shongwe & the Khuphuka Saved Group of South Africa. Other artists included Denzel the Pianist of South Africa and South Africa-based Zimbabwean artist Takesure Zamar. Many great other local artists also participated during the 3 day festival.

Gospel Artist – Sipho Makhabane

Big Time Strategic group spokesperson Mthokozisi Dube said that the Gwanda Gospel Festival was back with a different line-up this year that included Timothy Ncandweni and Shongwe from Swaziland who the people of Gwanda love. “This is the first time that we had a foreign act that isn’t South African. He said,

“The festival should be an alter where Zimbabweans can go once a year to seek God. The nation will also get direction from God’s word. Zimbabwe finds itself in a difficult time and it’ll only take the voice of God to direct it out of it.”

The Gwanda International Gospel Festival is one of the largest in Southern Africa. Festival organizers want the festival to be an event where people from all walks of life to meet and worship. It has been estimated that at least 20,000 people mostly from South Africa and surrounding areas attended this event this year. Organizers are hoping to attract people from the Diaspora for next year. Get tickets and more information about 2020 Gwanda International Festival at

About the OrganizerA Zimbabwean-born entrepreneur

Mr. Justice Maphosa has vast business interests in ICT, aviation, agriculture and transport in South Africa and Zimbabwe. At the core of his business interests is his desire to assist in the growth of the Zimbabwean economy, create much needed jobs and make Zimbabwe a great country to live in.

Coordinating Team US Rep Ron Goodman with Ms. Lillie, organizer of the 2019 Gwanda International Gospel Festival.
Members of the Coordinating Team for 2019 Gwanda Festival together!

Stay tuned for information and tickets on 2020 festival at


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