Zimbabweans in the diaspora and business people have been urged to join hands and come up with solutions to the socio-economic challenges facing communities as the government cannot do it alone.

This was said by the CEO of Bigtime Strategic Group, Mr Justice Maphosa during the handover of two vehicles worth thousands of dollars to the Brethren in Christ Church in Gwanda.

The South African based businessman, Mr Maphosa, whose company has been sponsoring the prestigious annual Gwanda Gospel Show, donated the two vehicles as part of his philanthropic projects.

A Nissan Quatum will assist the church as well as the community in its various activities while an Audi a3 is a gift to Reverand Sipho Mizha of the Brethren in Christ Church.

Mr Maphosa noted that most churches have not been spared by the current economic hardships, hence the intervention by his company.

He implored business people and Zimbabweans in the diaspora to contribute towards the development of local communities.

The church expressed its gratitude to the company for the kind gesture, saying it will go a long way in ensuring that it executes its duties effectively.

The company has also donated 200 blankets to Gwanda Provincial Hospital and 800 blankets to Mpilo and United Bulawayo Hospitals.

A contingent of South African business people have in the past been brought into the country by the company to explore business opportunities in Zimbabwe.