Using copper wire, shining glass beads and paint, Chitungwiza artists were able to come up with President Robert Mugabe’s portrait. One of the artists, Casid Mwashusha, said their art is fine bead art and is still new in the country.
His colleague, Ben Chapita said copper wire is flexible and one can twist it into all kinds of shapes and adorn with beads and marbles. Another colleague, Stanley Chitiyo said it is the artists’ appreciation of President Mugabe’s leadership that led them to come up with his portrait.
The three Chitungwiza artists said their aim is to present the statue to President Mugabe and have an opportunity of a handshake with their hero.