The First Lady, Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa has charmed Chinhoyi families and inhabitants of two old people’s homes in the town after she paid them impromptu visits.
Mercy Madondo, Loice Dube and Sandra Mawoza, the three of the five women whose houses were visited by the First Lady were left with great admiration of her humility despite her rank.
Others who played host to the First Lady’s ‘How Clean is Your House’ programme were the Jambaya and Chatambudza families.
The First Lady’s impromptu inspection programme seeks to promote cleanliness at family and community levels, at a time the country is just emerging from a cholera outbreak that claimed over 40 lives.
“Families and communities must always maintain and preserve good hygiene as a disease preventive measure,” said Amai Mnangagwa.
The First Lady later toured Nazarerth and Chengetanai old people’s homes, much to the delight of residents, some of whom nearly broke down as emotion of joy overwhelmed them.
The tour provided the First Lady with an opportunity for a close up interaction with the residents, among them a couple that wedded last year at Nazareth Old People’s Home.
Amai Mnangagwa paid tribute to staff at the two old people’s homes for advancing the cause of humanity by taking care of the elderly, saying the task is not easy.
Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs Minister, Cde Mary Mliswa described the gesture by the First Lady as a great honour that brought hope for the inmates who may have felt abandoned.
Amai Mnangagwa wound up her programme with the handover of groceries, blankets and several pairs of shoes to Chengetanai and Nazareth old people’s homes.