Masvingo Rural- Shylet Mahwela who has four children who are mentally ill and suffer from epilepsy as well could not hold back her tears as she received goodies from former Chivi South legislator, Killer Zivhu at her homestead in Ward 15, Masvingo Central last week on Saturday.
“I am touched by your love, you have been sent by God, I never thought anyone would come to my assistance as I have been going through hell with these children. They can’t talk or walk and whenever I am travelling I have to tie them to a tree so that they do not crawl out of the homestead. They can’t go to the toilet so they just relieve themselves wherever they are and I have to clean them afterwards and this is daily thing,” said Mahwela with tears trickling down her chicks.
The four children, Sakina, Ngonidzashe, Locadia and Edwin Mutekede also require wheelchairs, medication, clothes and food as their mother cannot adequately feed them on her own.
Zivhu pledged 32 bags of cement that will be used to plaster the home, a fence and treated poles which will be used to fence the Mutekede homestead so that the children are tied to a tree when the mother is travelling.
Speaking at the handover ceremony Zivhu said by giving back to the community he was fulfilling part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vision 2030 of Zimbabwe attaining a middle income status.
“I appeal to all Zimbabweans to come to the rescue of this family, they need our support. We are the foot soldiers who will make sure that Vision 2030 goals are attained and by giving the needy we will be working towards that as they will have good health and other facilities for a better life,” said Zivhu.