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St Anne’s Goto wins Zinhumwe peace cup

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St Anne’s Goto wins Zinhumwe peace cup


Simbarashe Mtembo

HWEDZA – St Anne’s Goto has won the Valentine Zinhumwe organised peace and drug abuse awareness campaign soccer tournament held at Chisangano Secondary School in Wedza South constituency on Sunday.
Zinhumwe was the CCC candidate for the constituency in last year’s elections.
He organised the tournament attended by at least 2 000 villagers under The Village Transformation Agenda, a collective effort by several CCC legislators in uplifting livelihoods in their different constituencies.
St Anne’s received US$500 prize money, a trophy, full kit and medals for coming first. Dendenyore came second and received US$300 and medals. Chigondo received US$200 and medals for coming third.
All 12 competing teams drawn from each ward in the constituency received a full kit, footballs and US$50 consolation prizes.
Zinhumwe also donated 20 blankets to the local Nhangabwe Clinic.
Fifteen opposition legislators and 2023 election candidates Moses Mavhaire (Masvingo Central), Darlington Chigumbu (Budiriro South), Prince Dubeko Sibanda (Binga North), Eric Gono (Lobengula – Magwegwe), Patrick Cheza (Chirumhanzu South), Oliver Mutasa (Zvimba East), Pashor Sibanda (Cowdry Park) and Willard Madzimbamuto (Seke), Paradzai Mututa (Mudzi North), Donald Mavhudzi (Highfield), Tichafa Nyambo (Mudzi South), Tinei Munetsi (Goromonzi West), Zvidzai Kajokoto (Bindura North), McKenzie Fungai Saunyama (Mutare South) and several councillors attended the tournament.
Golden boot, keeper of the tournament and player of the tournament received US$50 prize money and a trophy each.
Zinhumwe said the tournament is an annual event to uplift lives in the constituency and urge youth to desist from drug and substance abuse.
He added that he decided to donate after being moved by the dire situation at the clinic where expecting mothers are discharged early because there are no blankets.
“There is no medication across all health facilities. We came here sometime back and decided to donate blankets because there weren’t any and mothers who would have given birth were discharged early because the children would die of the cold.
“This is where we come in to help our communities. This is the village agenda- bringing all resources together so that we transform the village narrative. We are coming in not only as politicians but as citizens to assist. The sports tournament is an annual event,” he said.
Nhangabwe Clinic nurse in charge Annasia Mudima applauded Zinhumwe for the donation.
“We had old torn blankets. We are happy that Zinhumwe has assisted this community. We were struggling without blankets and this affected new born babies and we would end up taking our own blankets from home,” she said.

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