The newly crowned Miss World Zimbabwe, Belinda Potts has joined the fight against cholera by donating goods to people in Glenview where the disease claimed over 40 lives
Potts, flanked by the first and second princesses, Patricia Muchenje and Kuzivakwashe Mujakachi respectively, is following up on her promise to support the disadvantaged members of society by donating goods to those affected by the cholera disease in Glenview.
“I was touched by the loss of lives due to cholera and I have since joined others in fighting the disease,” she said.
Meanwhile, Harare Provincial Manager Zimbabwe Community Health Intervention Research Project (ZiCHIRe), Christine Gonese supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the City Health Department have donated dignity packs to the Gleview community to fight the spread of cholera in the area.
“We are donating these dignity packs as we are most concerned about the health of people in the area especially women,” she said.
The Glenview community has welcomed the donations, saying they are delighted by the gesture of humanity and said apart from the goods they have also been educated onto how they can combat the spread of cholera.
Glenview has a high number of cholera related deaths following the outbreak of the disease and non-governmental organisations have joined hands with the government in fighting the scourge.