The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa’s tour of Kanyemba was a success as she managed to lure the Doma people to participate in nation building and income generating projects.
Vadoma people are a closed society who want to keep their lifestyles and culture to themselves.
A few of them are reported to be staying in the bush while a number of them are staying in their makeshift houses.
Amai Mnangagwa is one of the few privileged who was invited to a village head’s home to see the Doma people’s way of life.
She offered to sink boreholes to allow the people to expand their new garden project.
The community survives on wild fruits and tubers and some are now gro
wing cassava at their homesteads.
What is of great concern is that the community believes so much in ancestral spirits which often dictate their movements and where to stay.
The families also face social problems and they were at ease to share their worries with the First Lady.
Amai Mnangagwa left a message of peace among the families and encouraged them to desist from engaging in domestic violence.
The tour has opened lines of communication between the commu
nity and the angel of hope foundation which has pledged to continue working with the Doma people.