Today marks 41 years of independence from British colonial rule for Zimbabweans.
Traditionally tens of thousands flock to independence day festivities around the country, but due to the novel covid-19 gatherings have been prohibited.
Despite the prohibition of public gatherings, several sporting activities have been lined up today. Apart from the most popular Uhuru Cup, Mashonaland Turf Club stewards are hosting a seven-carded race whilst Zimbabwe Chess, hosts the “Behind the Wall” chess competition.
Racing At Borrowdale
Mashonaland Turf Club has organized a racing event that will see 51 horses battling it out in seven different races.
Kirk Swanson has fielded three horses in the feature race, the 2nd Keg Triple Crown whilst Gokhan Terzi had fielded the other two.
Behind The Wall Chess Festival
ZZimbabwe Chess Federation in conjunction with Zimbabwe Prison Services is also hosting the “Behind The Walls” chess festival at Harare Central Prison.
Inmates will battle it out with chess players in different competitions. This will be Zimbabwe Chess Federation’s second over-the-board chess competition since the government through the SRC gave them the green light to resume training and competitions.