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Mpofu to rescue Nyamandlovu villagers

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UMGUZA MP and Transport minister Obert Mpofu has come to the rescue of Nyamandlovu villagers whose homesteads were damaged by hailstorms two weeks ago.

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Hailstorms ripped off roofs from a classroom block and a teachers’ cottage at Makokomba Primary School.

“We heard about the issue and went there to assess the situation. We have done something about it,” Mpofu said.

“We will restore most of the damaged property, especially in the school. The school is our first priority as children have to learn and are sitting for their end of year examinations. We are looking at the extent of the damage and will then act on it.”

The storm destroyed homesteads leaving about 10 families in Makokomba homeless.

It also destroyed stationery at the school leaving an eight-year-old girl with minor injuries.

Umguza district administrator Ernetty Sithole recently said war veterans, the Zimbabwe National Army and some non-governmental organisations had pledged to donate building materials to the affected villagers.

Sithole said Health and Child Care, Primary and Secondary Education, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare minstries as well as the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority had also pledged to mobilise resources to assist the victims.

She said they had prepared a formal report that was presented to Mpofu and the Civil Protection Unit in Harare seeking for assistance.

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