Mashonaland Central is mobilising aid for people in areas that were badly affected by Cyclone Idai. 

The Acting Minister of State for Mashonaland Central province Cde Kazembe Kazembe led by example when he donated blankets and clothing items as the province mobilises goods to assist affected people in the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Idai which hit the country.

Cde Kazembe extended condolences to families that lost loved ones while urging the people of Mashonaland Central to donate in cash or kind to help fellow countrymen.

“Manicaland is our sister province and has previously come to our assistance when we also faced disasters in the province. My appeal to farmers, the business community and churches in Mashonaland Central is for donations in cash and kind. No donation is too small or insignificant,” said Cde Kazembe.

Cash donations should be directed to the Provincial Administrator for Mashonaland Central, while donations in kind can be delivered to the Provincial Administrator’s office at Kuvaka House in Bindura.

Meanwhile, war veterans in the province have also begun mobilising donations from members according to the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association Provincial Chairman Cde David Parirenyatwa.

“As war veterans we are appealing for our members to chip in and assist in this disaster which has rocked our nation,” said Cde Parirenyatwa.

Cyclone Idai which affected Manicaland, particularly Chipinge and Chimanimani as well as Masvingo and Mashonaland East claimed many lives and destroyed property worth millions of dollars.