Plumtree businessman donates to Cyclone Idai

19 May, 2019 - 00:05 0 Views
Plumtree businessman donates to Cyclone Idai Mr Golden Sibanda poses for a photo in one of his shops in Plumtree with a consignment of goods which he donated to Cyclone Idai victims

The Sunday News

Peter Matika, Senior Reporter

PLUMTREE businessman-cum-philanthropist Mr Micah “Golden” Sibanda, in partnership with two other companies, has joined a host of other Zimbabwean organisations in donating to Cyclone Idai relief efforts.

Mr Sibanda, who is the proprietor of Golden Harmony supermarkets doted across Plumtree, told Sunday News that he partnered two other companies to put together donations for survivors of the devastation.

“After I learnt of the disaster, I prayed about it and asked my Lord our God how this could have happened. Being human, I really thought about this and felt so much pain and grief, knowing that some of our kinsmen had died and others were in need of help. I then asked how best I could tackle this and inquired with some people. This is when I learnt of two other companies and decided to partner them. So this donation is from Golden Harmony, Kombani Africa Lodge and Builders Point from Dete,” said Mr Sibanda.

The consignment consists of three tones of mealie-meal, blankets and other donations in kind.

“Each company donated a tonne of mealie-meal and then we purchased 100 blankets,” said Mr Sibanda.

His wife Mrs Sithembiso Sibanda said the donation was both humanitarian and patriotic.

“This donation was done by Zimbabweans for Zimbabweans; there is no greater patriotism than this. All we wait for now is for the delivery of the donation to Manicaland,” said Mrs Sibanda.

Many companies, non-government organisations, churches, as well as individuals have all donated to Cyclone Idai efforts.

Cyclone Idai devastated most parts of Manicaland province, where hundreds were left dead, while survivors displaced. Livestock and properties worth thousands of dollars were lost during the disaster.

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