Chivhu- Chief Mutekedza and Caritas Zimbabwe have donated food stuffs to 51 disabled people in Charuma location, Chivhu.
The donations were made recently and the recipients received mealie meal, cooking oil and beans to last them at least two months.
The recipients were drawn from 24 households and the amounts given varied on their family sizes.
Chief Mutekedza told The Mirror that the disabled community appealed to him for donations and he assisted them with food stuffs before engaging Caritas Zimbabwe.
“People living with disabilities need our assistance. It is my duty as their Chief to give them food because they have a right to life and to eat.
“They approached me for donations and I assisted them with 250kg mealie meal, tomatoes, and vegetables from my garden whilst I approached Caritas for more donations,” said Chief Mutekedza.
Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), Marondera Deanery coordinator, Richard Gwatidzo said his organization was approached by Chief Mutekedza and they approached Caritas Zimbabwe for assistance.
“Chief Mutekedza approached us seeking donations for the disabled in his community. We approached Caritas, another wing of the Roman Catholic Church and they quickly send aid,” said Gwatidzo.
One of the beneficiaries, Ratidzo Tomu who is wheelchair bound caused by a car accident in 1999 applauded Chief Mutekedza and Caritas Zimbabwe for assisting them.
“We are really thankful to Chief Mutekedza and Caritas Zimbabwe for coming to our rescue because we had nothing to eat. The Covid-19 lockdown has left us with no means to get food, “said Tomu. https://masvingomirror.com