Tawanda Marwizi recently in Nyanga
Philanthropist Dr Killer Zivhu has come to the rescue of a Nyanga family that is afflicted by a rare feet disease, after donating building materials for the construction of a three-roomed house at Fombe Township in Ruwangwe.
The family is made up of 49-year-old Ronica Kembo and her two daughters, Chisina and Nhamo, who all suffer from the rare disease, where they have cracked heels and palms, which are often bloodied.
They also have hunched backs and cannot move properly. Dr Zivhu said his organisation, The Killer Zivhu Foundation, would take one of the family members to India for treatment and if it works, other members would also be taken there for treatment.
He said constructing a house for the family at the shopping centre would help them to conveniently access medical facilities. Dr Zivhu, who visited the family in Kagosa village in Nyanga under Ruwangwe district in Chief Malo’s area over the weekend, said all the building materials were in place for the expeditious construction of the house.
“Let us try to take one of them to India for medication, if it helps, then we will send all of them,” he said. “This is so touching and we should work as a country to assist in such cases. I am confident that the new President, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his administration will do its best to have such people catered for.”
Dr Zivhu, who is president of the Zimbabwe Local Government Association and also president of the Association of Rural District Councils, noted that it was the responsibility of councils to take care of the needy.
“The councils can also work to solve issues like this one,” he said. “I want to thank the council of Nyanga for taking care of this family. It is in our culture that we help each other. Let us help one another.”
Dr Zivhu, who donated the goods under the Killer Zivhu Foundation, said the plea of the family should touch the heart of every Zimbabwean. The Foundation looks forward to spending nearly $30 000 on both constructing the new house and seeking medical assistance for the family.
The Kembo family said they were grateful to what Dr Zivhu had done and looked forward to better days in their lives.