The First Lady took her Family Fun Day Project to Manyoni area under Chief Sai in Gokwe where the event attracted thousands of people to a festival of fun filled competition and access to health.
From the urban set up of Mabvuku-Tafara, the First Lady’s Family Fun Day second edition was to descend on the rural setting of Manyoni Gokwe were thousands found time to compete in various sporting activities while others accessed free medical attention.
The locals appreciated the opportunity to access free cervical and breast cancer screening praising the First Lady for remembering the less fortunate.
Competitions were undertaken in egg race, clay pot balancing, sack race, tug of war, marathon, the indigenous nhodo and modeling among others with winners walking away with food hampers, smiles and at time limping from strained muscles.
The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa said the day is important as it promotes interaction among Zimbabweans and gives an opportunity for talent identification and physical fitness.
She encouraged the people of Gokwe to continue working hard for prosperity.
Minister of State for Midlands Province Mr Owen Ncube and Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Professor Paul Mavima applauded the First Lady for initiating development in the community through drilling of a borehole at Manyoni School, donation of computers and cement among other items.
Manyoni is located some 50 km from Gokwe Centre and needs improved road infrastructure as it is in a dilapidated state.