Older generation called on to impart wisdom to youths: Amai Mnangagwa

By ZBC Reporter
THE relationship and need to share knowledge between senior citizens and the younger generation came under the spotlight when the first lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa visited Chivi district in Masvingo this Wednesday.
Gogo Beria Taruvinga is now old and frail, she no longer recalls the year of her birth but still remembers that “raive gore remhashu”. Out of her 10 children, she has buried 9 and rarely gets visitors.
However, the new year seems to have brought some good tidings after the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa’s visit to her homestead. “This is a very special day for me and am really touched by the visit and the presents she brought,” said Gogo Beria
Accompanied by traditional and political leaders as well as representatives of various religious organisations, the first lady interacted with senior citizens at their homes while she also took time to help out with household chores such as cleaning, cooking and laundry.
From the homesteads, she proceeded to Masunda Secondary School where she pleaded with the elders to provide guidance to the younger generation.
“ We call upon you the elders to teach the young ones our ways, show them how it’s supposed to be done, drug abuse has really destroyed our youths,” said Amai Mnangagwa.
The Minister of State for Masvingo province, Ezra Chadzamira commended Amai Mnangagwa for her philanthropic work. “We are very honoured to have her in Chivi, she is really assisting the elderly regardless of political affiliation,” he said.
Some of the over five thousand senior citizens who received blankets and groceries commended the first lady for her generosity. “We are really happy that she has remembered us and we really commend her for that,” said some of the beneficiaries.
The First Lady supported by various religious organisations, community and political leaders has been to various provinces interacting with senior citizens in an effort to assist vulnerable members of the community. In Masvingo the Zion Christian Church ZCC Mbungo kept the crowd entertained as they showcased their dance moves.