The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has called for the upholding of traditional values and care of vulnerable children.
This came out when she visited a Hurungwe children’s home in Mashonaland West Province.
The campaign by the First Lady to uplift vulnerable children continues to bring maternal feelings.
Chilling revelations on how some of the children found themselves in homes were narrated and among the cases is that of 2-year-old Praise who was dumped in a disused house which had live electricity cables with the hope to have him electrocuted.
Another chilling case of one other child who survived after being dumped in a makeshift pit latrine was also told.
The gorry narrations from a guardian at Vimbainashe Children’s Home told of one child who was found dumped in a railway line with another stashed in a sack and left in the Mapinga Mountains.
These are some of the many cases that the First Lady is trying to address through the promotion of children’s rights and upliftment of the vulnerable.
The concept of ubuntuism safeguards cultural values and gives every citizen responsibility to look after vulnerable children.
Her visit in Mashonaland West also saw seven children’s homes’ benefiting from Christmas groceries which were also extended to the elderly.