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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Happy Father’s Day

Story by Memory Chamisa

Zimbabweans joined the rest of the world in celebrating Father’s Day, with families taking time to appreciate their presence.

Father, Dad, Daddy, Baba/Ubaba is a word that holds value and respect when said.

There is no greater role model for a child than their father or father figure as he helps shape their character in an indelible way.

As the old adage says, the heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature, their presence edifies a child’s well-being and absence undeniably leaves a void permanently that could have been filled with loving memories.

This Sunday witnessed fathers being honoured for their role and presence in their families as they were celebrated.

“Very much appreciate today, the love and spoiling from my kids and wife means a lot,” a father told the ZBC News.

Another said, “Being a father is a feat many cannot fulfill, imagine being responsible, providing for your family’s everything need whether you a financially strong or not is not easy and to be appreciated about it, well, it’s a bonus.”

“I’m proud to be a father to my kids and I strive to provide the best I can afford to ensure I set the right standards and values for them in life,” another said.

And of course, what is Father’s Day without the mothers and children speaking on what it means.

“We appreciate the presence of men in our lives for they are our providers and we wouldn’t be mothers without them,” a mother said.

“Having a father figure in your life is something that is not to be taken for granted and having that root to know who your father is means a lot. Happy Father’s Day to all father’s out there,” said one of the children who spoke to the ZBC News.

Being a father is a role that many appreciate together with the trials and tribulations that come with it.

Well it’s Happy Father’s vana Moyo Chirandu, Mhofu, Mukanya, Shumba, Nyati, Tembo, to mention but a few.

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