Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Reporter
Simbanashe, President Mugabe’s first grandson, yesterday made his maiden public appearance with his parents Bona and Simba Chikore, while accompanying First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe at the official opening of Mbuya Dorcas Hospital in Waterfalls, Harare.
Although Simbanashe did not follow the official proceedings with his parents at the high table, Zaoga Forward In Faith church co-patron Dr Eunor Guti took the platform to congratulate the First Family for the safe arrival of Simbanashe to this world.
Dr Guti said she hoped Simbanashe would grow up to become a doctor and provide his services to Mbuya Dorcas Hospital.
“I want to take opportunity of this platform to congratulate you on the safe arrival of your grandson. I know how it feels to be a grandmother.
“I hope one day he will grow up and be a doctor who will work here at Mbuya Dorcas Hospital and say that I was here before with my grandmother when I was young and I am here again to save lives,” said Dr Guti, to the applause of the gathering.
“You might take it lightly just as an ordinary talk, but it may actually be a vision,” said Dr Guti who is wife to Archbishop Professor Ezekiel Guti.
Amai Guti, who is a nurse by profession, also told the gathering that Professor Guti shared the vision of a Zaoga FIF administered hospital to her and her five colleagues years ago when she was still working as a nurse at Harare Central Hospital.
She said then, she thought she and her friends would be part of the nurses who would be working at the hospital.
Fifty-nine years later, Professor Guti’s vision is fulfilled.