An 86 year old Chitungwiza woman, Mbuya Grace Donzva broke down into tears at an occasion that was meant to bring a smile on her face at the Mayor’s Cheer Fund yesterday.
ZBC News traced Mbuya Donzva to her house in Unit N and she shared her spine chilling life experiences.
As a mother and grandmother, Mbuya Donzva has been living in Chitungwiza since 1980 and the departure of her husband, children and her grand children left her taking care of four great grandchildren despite having no capacity to look after herself and the children.
She was recently diagnosed with a heart problem, a situation which has further incapacitated her to fend for the family.
She has lost hope and her wish is to see her orphaned great grand children going back to school and to find a Good Samaritan who can provide for them.
The great grandchildren are now out of school and one of them wishes to be a pilot while the other wants to become a doctor.
Mbuya Donzva’s neighbours testified that the family sometimes goes to bed on an empty stomach.
As the world celebrates Mothers Day this Sunday, the case of Mbuya Donzva challenged Zimbabweans to remember the less privileged, especially mothers.