Zimbabwe-USA political relations may be checkered but the people to people ties remain excellent as exhibited by a United States based humanitarian organisation, Matter Group that awarded the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa with the 2018 Matter Humanitarian Award.

It was a colourful evening where politics was set aside as a USA organisation celebrated the First Lady’s selfless contribution to humanity where she has endeared with even society’s lowest.

Matter Group presented Amai Mnangagwa with its 2018 Matter Humanitarian Award given to a person who exemplifies leadership in serving humanity and inspires society to do the same.

It’s an award that humbled the First Lady who in her acceptance speech said the award will inspire her to do more and outlined some of the activities she has undertaken in her charity work.

She paid tribute to Matter Group for landing a hand in the charity works after it equipped Lukosi Hospital in Hwange and Victoria Falls Hospital.

The President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa commended the First Lady for her philanthropic work saying charity plays a big role in fostering peace, unity and love among the people adding charity is a blessing from the Almighty and a service to those unable to help themselves.

Cde Mnangagwa added that the award is testimony that while the Zimbabwe-USA political relations may be checkered the people to people ties are excellent and remain strong in uniting and bridging the political divisions.

United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Brian Nichols, DRC Ambassador and dean of the diplomatic corps Mwanananga Mawampanga, legislators, government ministers and officials and representatives of the Angel of Hope Foundation and Matter Group were in attendance.