Selmor to grace Chegutu hospital fundraising dinner

HARARE - OLIVER Mtukudzi’s daughter Selmor is expected to be a guest artiste at the Chegutu District Hospital fundraising dinner to be held at Kadoma Specks Hotel today.

Health minister Henry Madzorera is expected to be the guest of honour and high profile dignitaries including government officials are also expected to attend the event.

The hospital is reported to be in a bad state and the organisers are targeting not less than $500 000 from the dinner.

Maria Tsingano one of the organisers said the proceeds will be directed towards maintaining the hospital.
“Currently, the hospital is running without an ambulance, trolleys and medicines are in short supply. Beds are not enough,” said Tsingano.

Tsingano said the Chegutu community has decided to assist the hospital since the rainy season has approached and an outbreak of typhoid is feared.

“The hospital will not cope if another disease outbreak such as cholera and typhoid hit the country again.
“The hospital staff are at risk as they do not have washing machines, they use their hands...the situation is terrible.

“There is no generator on standby,” she said.

Invited companies include Zimplats, Mbada Diamond and Falcon Gold Mine among others.

This is not the first fund-raising event to be held in the sleepy town as since last year, a charity organisation by the name Devine Favour has been holding several events to help the needy.

Recently artists and other stakeholders in Chegutu took part in a 30-kilometre sponsored walk from Chegutu Town House to Kadoma Town House, where they generated money to help the poor and vulnerable members of the society.

Tsungano, chairperson of Devine Favour jointly formed the organisation with Grace Madiro, a teacher by profession.

The organisation appointed the man of the moment Mukudzeyi Mukombe aka Jah Prayzah as its ambassador and since last year the artiste with the help of other Chegutu-based musicians including Baffalo X real name George Marume have been performing in fundraising events in the district for the needy. - Vasco Chaya

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