Human rights defender to pay fees for Shurugwi children


Shurugwi – Abigail Mupambi, a human rights defender and head of a churches and civic society organisation has pledged to pay school fees for two primary school children who are looking after their bed-ridden mother.

The kids who are doing Grade 5 and 2 respectively are looking after their bedridden mother in Ward 13, Masarirambi Village under Chief Nhema in Shurugwi including bathing and taking her to the toilet.

The two kids also have a problem of school fees since their mother can no longer fend for them and their plight was published by The Mirror recently.

Mupambi who is the head of Civic Society and Joint Churches Forum (CSJCF) based in Harare confirmed the development to The Mirror and said that she is going to pay the children’s fees ‘as long as she is able’.

“It’s our responsibility as gatekeepers, as leaders to help the under privileged. I am going to pay their school fees every term as long as I am still able. I have added these minors to my own children, I will treat them as my own. I was so touched when I saw the article in The Mirror,” said Mupambi.

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Fundira a Zanu PF Central Committee procured a wheelchair for the mother after reading the story.

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