Sanganayi Social Club a grouping of Zimbabwean Citizens resident or doing business in Malawi has come to the rescue of Cyclone Freddy flood survivors in Senior Chief Nkalo’s area in Chiradzulu West.
Representatives of the club; Andrew Sibanda, Louise Mugabe, and Venencia Dandajena in collaboration with the Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) travelled to the camp to deliver the relief food items and clothing.
“The food was well received by the villagers who were very thankful for the gesture. We have seen the devastation and suffering which came about due to Cyclone Freddy.
“Sanganayi Social Club immediately embarked on fundraising within the resident Zimbabwean community and managed to raise funds which were used to purchase maize flour, Likhuni Phala, and clothes for the flood victims,” said Sibanda.
According to MCRS, it was found that the survivors at the camp had gone without food for about three days.
Due to the inaccessibility of the area, the handover took place at the nearby river. The survivors carried the relief items and crossed the river via a makeshift bridge.
The club’s chairperson for Blantyre Chapter, Phillip Msindo lauded the bilateral ties between Zimbabwe and Malawi.
“We appreciate the special relationship existing between Zimbabwe and Malawi and we feel the pain and the grief suffered by our brothers and sisters due to the effects of the cyclone. We will continue to offer assistance wherever possible,” said Msindo.
President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has been reiterating that the unprecedented devastation brought by Cyclone Freddy needs concerted efforts. – MBC Online Services.