By Thomas Faranando
National Political Commisar for children of war veterans Lenin Samhembere, popularly known as Cde Lenny, has donated two kg of rice each to 80 senior citizens in ward 8, Kadoma central.
The National Political Commissar for children of war veterans said he decided to assist the vulnerable in his ward during this lockdown because he understands what they are going through in these trying times.
“I know it’s not much but it will help them for a few days at least. Also considering that these old senior citizens they took good care of our parents during the liberation struggle, this donation is part of paying back for what they did and saying thank you.
“We are also encouraging our senior citizens, the public at large, to stay at home and mask up,” Cde Lenny said.
One of the beneficiaries, Sekuru Banda said he was grateful to receive rice from “our son, Cde Lenny”.
“Lenny is always there for everyone in this ward. He is a real son of a comrade. May God bless him and his supportive wife,” said a thankful Sekuru Banda.
Zimbabwe is currently on Level Four lockdown following a rapid surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, which hit over 1 000 in just two days.
“Deaths are also mounting, making a strong case for citizens to observe the lockdown measures,” said Cde Lenny.
He urged the public to adhere to the lockdown regulations and get tested early.