March 20 2019 – ZIMBABWEANS living in S outh Africa have joined compatriots in Zimbabwe and the rest of the world in helping Cyclone Idai victims in Eastern Zimbabwe.
In a statement issued earlier today Zimbabweans in SA including those from the ruling Zanu -PF have opened a FNB account for donations.
” As Zimbabwean people in South Africa, regardless of political, religious and social differences, we should take the lead in mobilising assistance for the affected people and communities. We need to come together as comrades, friends, brothers and sisters, and put all hands on deck as we assist in relieving people from the effects of this natural calamity,” reads the Statement.
“This is clearly a case for all Zimbabweans and friends to unite and assist those affected and in times of need. This an urgent matter that needs urgent attention from all of us.”
Donations can be made in cash or in the form of items such as blankets, medicines, tents, food, etc, which will passed on the Zimbabwean Embassy to take to Zimbabwe to those co-ordinating and supervising humanitarian aid.
“Any donation will be managed with utmost requisite accountability and transparency. We encourage those ready to donate to either deposit the donation at the Zimbabwean Consulate in Bedfordview in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Embassy in Pretoria or deposit into: *FNB Mzansi Account*Account number:*62790382247*Reference: *Your name/CycloneIdaRelief*
Cyclone Idai has caused unprecedented catastrophe and havoc in Chimanimani and surrounding communities.
By yesterday 98 people had died while hundreds are missing.
Homesteads have been destroyed and some people have been injured homesteads has been lost.
” Children are in dire need while bridges have been destroyed stalling efforts to help.
Compounding the situation are failed public utilities like power supply, telecommunications affecting schools and hospitals.
Interested Donors can get in touch with the people listed below for more information:
Pastor C. Kangausaru+27 82 667 7554
Gibson Karimakuenda (Cape Town) +27739672033
Elda Tsungayi Mushavi (Cape Town)+27792172066
Kudakwashe Panavanhu (Cape Town)+27729402090
Ignatius Goriwondo+27 76 173 9327
Gilbert Mabhena+27 72 150 2368 Johannesburg
Nobuhle Virgie Ajiti+27 74 458 3299 Johannesburg Central
Magu Nyathi+27 84 368 6681 Johannesburg North