Dr Smelly Dube donates to War Vets widows -

Dr Smelly Dube donates to War Vets widows

Bongani Ncube

Shurugwi-River Valley Properties yesterday donated food hampers to widows of war veterans, the elderly, and the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS), at an event filled with tears of joy.

Each beneficiary went home with food humpers which included items such as cooking oil, salt, rice, green bar washing soaps, and bathing soaps.

River Valley Chief Executive Officer, Dr Smelly Dube said the gesture was part of his company’s Corporate Social Responsibility and was meant to cushion the community with goodies during this festive holiday.

“We give not because we have but we are giving so that we all celebrate the Christmas holiday with joy. Next week we will be donating again to Chachacha so that we give our community a befitting festive holiday,”said Dube.

She added that as an organization they are pledging to pay fees for 20 children in the community.

“The elderly have grandsons who have lost their parents and they need to go to school, so we will make sure that we enable them to attain education.

“We have also donated clothes to 3 children who are at the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Shurugwi Women and groceries for their Christmas as well,” she said.

Cuthbert Musinhi, Shurugwi secretary for war veterans urged miners and the business community to emulate  Dr Dube.

“Lets remember the needy by giving to them. I urge all miners in Shurugwi that they should give to widows and the elderly in society.

“I hereby applaud the work done by Dr Smelly Dube as she digs from the ground and remembers to give back to those who are in that land. l urge all other miners to copy the good work from River Valley Properties,” he said.

Shurugwi District,  Secretary for Commissariat and  War Veterans Association, Isaac Chivendera thanked Dr Dube for remembering the elderly in difficult times.

“We should support each other and unite for us to prosper. We are blessed because whatever Dr Dube does she remembers fellow comrades and the elderly in such hardships. It’s only a few people who remember fellow cdes and parents, especially those in our corporate world.

” I appreciate and thank you Dr Smelly for the great work you are doing,” he added.

All in all the beneficiaries of the donations were 121 community members from various wards.

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