FIRST LADY Grace Mugabe has been challenged to decentralise her charity work by establishing a children’s home in Matabeleland South Province to cater for underprivileged children in the region.
BY SILAS NKALA
The call was made by MDC’s Matabeleland South provincial chairperson Pilate Ndebele following Grace’s 50th birthday party dinner dance that reportedly raised $3 million.
The money raised from government-owned companies and the private sector would fund Grace’s charity activities. Ndebele said the projects should benefit all Zimbabweans.
“The First Lady must spread her children’s charity work to various parts of the country, especially Matabeleland South,” he told Southern Eye.
“If you look at this province many people were affected by the (Gukuruhundi) genocide and due to poverty and disease, many children have been orphaned. They need assistance to be rendered by the First Lady.”
He suggested Grace could open another children’s home in Beitbridge.
“Her charity work must go to all places. People in Matabeleland are crying that as much as the First Lady is doing a good job, children from all places must benefit,” he said.
Apart from running a children’s home in Mazowe, Grace is patron of several charities, among them Danhiko Trust, Aids Counselling Trust, Zimbabwe National Association of Mental Health and Musha Mukadzi Zimbabwe Armed Forces Trust.