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Chitungwiza Blast: Red Cross comes to rescue


THE long wait for three Chitungwiza families whose houses were destroyed in a mysterious blast early this year ended following yesterday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the reconstruction of the houses spearheaded by the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS).


Director of the Civil Protection Unit and Local Government ministry acting secretary Madzudzo Pawadyira said the occasion was just like a memorial service and the reconstruction project had brought together people from different walks of life.

“A tragic disaster befell you, and I have come here to be with you,” he told the families.

ZRCS humanitarian ambassador Alick Macheso challenged Zimbabweans to respond to the compassionate challenges that would have befallen others.

“I want to challenge every Zimbabwean regardless of their race or political affiliation to support this idea. We must learn to assist our fellow citizens,” he said.
Macheso said as a musician, he relied on other people and sang for the nation, hence he realised the need to support others.

Harare metropolitan provincial administrator Alfred Tome urged councillors in Chitungwiza to stand with the people in their time of need as they were the ones who elected them into office. He said the groundbreaking ceremony was a joyous moment worth celebrating and people should bury the past.

“We are filled with joy. Even if we always ask what really happened, we find it easy to blame God or the ancestors, or even other people. But whenever there is joy or
mourning, I urge you to be involved,” he said.

Organisations that helped to make the project get off the ground include Zimcafe Hotel, Cell One Electronics and the Chitungwiza Pastors’ Fraternity.

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