Masakadza saddened by Cyclone Idai

ZIMBABWE Cricket captain Hamilton Masakadza expressed his heartfelt sympathy on behalf  his team yesterday in the wake of Cyclone Idai that left a trail of destruction in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces.

The death toll from the violent storms that ravaged the country is hovering above 100.
“The cricket community is deeply saddened by the scale of devastation caused by Cyclone Idai. As we lift the country up in prayer, let’s not forget to offer a helping hand,” Masakadza told the Daily News yesterday.

“It’s pleasing to note that the country is in unison to ensure that help is accorded, corporates have set up payment platforms to aid and everyone is getting involved. Rebuilding will need to take place, so Zimbabwe let’s do what we can to help.”

On Tuesday, the ladies cricket team, the Lady Chevrons got the ball-rolling as they joined in donations packing donated goods at Highlands’ Presbyterian Church. 

The Rotary Clubs in Zimbabwe in unison with other organisations such as Miracles Mission and Harare Helps, other corporates, churches, schools and individuals coordinated help efforts towards the victims of Cyclone Idai. Yesterday, a number of 30-tonne trucks full of donated goods left Harare for Mutare.
Lady Chevrons captain Mary-Anne Musonda who led her delegation to the Presbyterian was dumbfounded by the response and level of support Zimbabweans exhibited in a very short space of time.

“…I have just seen a lot of people come out in their numbers with provisions from mattresses to blankets…just people trying to help out with anything and everything they have got…it’s so encouraging. I think it’s a message to all people all over Zimbabwe to really feel for our brothers and sisters out there who have been affected by cyclone…I’m encouraged by that and I would like to encourage all Zimbabweans to do the same.”

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