First lady donates food hampers to Cyclone victims

By Bernard Mutambudzi

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa's charity works have continued to touch the vulnerable in society as she visited the victims of Cyclone Idai survivors in Chipinge District hospital on Saturday.

She was accompanied by Manicaland Minister of State, Dr Ellen Gwarazimba, Defence Minister, Cde Oppah Muchinguri -Kashiri, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde July Moyo and his Deputy Jennifer Mhlanga.

One hundred and fifty patients who survived the Cyclone were initially admitted at the hospital and five children are among the 18 who are still hospitalized.

The first Lady visited the female wards where she was shown female patients and assured them of Government's commitment to assisting them.

"Today l brought you some food hampers but l promise that in few weeks, l will be coming back," said Mrs Mnangagwa.

The first lady said she had come to have first-hand information and to see their health.

She assured them of Government's commitment to build them decent shelter.

The resident Minister applauded the First lady for her kind gesture, adding that her visit to Chipinge will remain embedded in the hearts of the district.

The First Lady formed Angel of Hope Foundation this year and its main focus is to uplift lives of the disadvantaged children and other vulnerable members of society.

Meanwhile, the First Lady could not proceed to Chimanimani because of the rains.

Brighton Dzakawandwa Muchuwa from Ngangu Ward 15 said it had been raining for the last two days.

"We can only expect the First lady (today) Sunday if the rains do not persist," said Muchuwa over the telephone.