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Shot in the arm for quadruplets


The quadruplets who have been admitted at Harare Central Hospital for the past nine months received a timely boost yesterday when they were handed over $5 000 to enable their family to develop the Stoneridge Park in Waterfalls stand recently provided by the government.


Although the quadruplets were in good health, they are still admitted in hospital as health experts condemned their one-roomed dwelling in Mbare as not fit for the upbringing of the quads.

Touched by the plight of the children, the Zimbabwe Amalgamated Housing Association (Zaha) yesterday donated $5 000 to enable the family to build a cottage on the land they were allocated by the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing in Waterfalls.
Zaha director-general Killer Zivhu said he was touched when he read the story in newspapers about their plight and decided to mobilise cash for the family to develop their stand.

“After reading the story of Alice Mutasa, we were so touched that we felt as Zaha under our Wezhira Ndionewo programme, we must do something for the family and we hope the money will go a long way in assisting the family to build so that they are moved to a better place,” he said.

“We know how difficult it is with our economy. $5 000 is not enough to build a house, but we have provided them with a starting point. As Zaha, we have offered the father of the quadruplets a job with effect from March 1 so that he is able to work for his family.”

Zivhu said the Wezhira Ndionewo project was not only meant to help Masvingo people where it originated, but would cater for those in need of assistance from different parts of the country.

“Giving does not mean we have, but it is a gesture to help those who are in need. We must join hands and help those who are in need of help,” he said.
The father of the children, Misheck Mutasa, said he was in dilemma as to where to find assistance as he was struggling to make ends meet as a vegetable vendor at Mbare Musika

Mutasa’s wife also thanked Zaha for the gesture and asked for assistance for the babies when they reached school-going age.

“I also appeal to Zimbabweans out there if they can assist me with clothing and baby milk since my breast milk is too little for them and soap,” Alice said.

The quadruplets — Charlene, Charnel, Chantelle and Charmaine — were born through normal delivery at Harare Central Hospital on May 19 last year.

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