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Thursday, May 26, 2016

removal of the illegal settlers from Chishawasha to Hatcliff.

has been helping with the settlers from Chishawasha and sent me this email today. Ciao Mike G.

From: Jacqueline Anderson

Good morning Readers

FBC has asked us to put their statement out concerning the removal of the illegal settlers from Chishawasha to Hatcliff.

As said in previous correspondence the Bank provided transport to take the people to the Hatcliff area and two tents.

We have also asked if they would consider assisting with toilets etc which they are looking into.

Mega Pak donated a water tank.  Meikles Foundation donated 20 000 lts of water.  Lucky Brand – mealie meal and blankets.  Muslim Community  provided a borehole yesterday and plastic sheeting. Individual & company Cash donations and goods & clothing have been coming in  -  Mealie bought through cash donations.   Chinese Business Association – loads of bread loaves. 

The community are still in need of blankets (very very cold out there)  / sugar & tea & milk (mainly for the children) / water (will take time for borehole to be up and running)

Toilets & buckets

Items can be taken directly out to the Hatcliff Area and all receipted through the people in charge co ordinated by MP Mudambo   Alternatively please drop at Highlands Presbyterian Church Att MM  Hat/Res

Huge thank you once again for those who are been so generous.  

I know I always say it but     “we have the best people in the world in our country”      who can rally to meet a need of someone less fortunate than themselves. 

Below is FBC’s position on the same.

The evictions which have been executed are as per the High Court Judgement passed in 2013 under case number 12422/12.  This land was acquired back in 2008. As you may be  well aware, FBC is in the property development business and this property was part of our land bank, earmarked for development.   We in fact hold title to this land. While we were in the process of completing a number of other housing projects around Harare and in other cities, the land was occupied by illegal settlers who have consistently refused to move.

The case has been dragging since 2013 when FBC was granted an order by the High Court  to evict the settlers. The illegal settlers were served with eviction summons two weeks ago and some of them heeded the call and vacated.  The remaining settlers were peacefully removed from the area with the assistance  of Harare North Member of Parliament, Hourable Mudambo who  managed to find them land to settle in Hatcliffe.  On humanitarian grounds, FBC has provided  temporary shelter for the settlers as well as transport to move them and all their belongings to an alternative site organised by Mr. Mudambo.  

This piece of land is part of our property earmarked for development and as such, must be vacated for its intended use. FBC Building Society has in the past 6 years successfully built and sold over 870 low, medium and high density housing units around Harare and select cities, in support of the government’s initiative to provide decent and affordable accommodation to the nation. We seek to increase our footprint in property development across the length and breath of the country.

Warm regards

Jacqueline Anderson

0779 163400

Friday, May 20, 2016

Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith, beloved father of Sean, Candice, Regan and Jamie, passed away peacefully on Monday 16th May 2016, surrounded by close family and friends. 

A Celebration of his life will be held on Friday 20th May, at the Church of the Nazarene in Belgravia (behind Reps Theatre) at 11.00 am, followed by a wake at Reps theatre. 

The family would be very grateful if those attending the wake would be kind enough to bring a plate of eats. Doug Smith had a very colourful life so we encourage those attending to please dress accordingly if you wish. Please contact Sean for any other details-

Judy Hermanides

Memorial Notice: At 5 pm on Friday, 20th May, we will be raising a glass to celebrate the life and longstanding friendship of the very special Judy Hermanides who left this world on Saturday, 14th May.  All who knew her are very welcome to join us.  For details please contact Sheena, 0772 329 477. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Anti Hijack Trust

Let’s ALL fight this crime together  - stay ALERT and SAFE !

This month has seen vehicles being hijacked as the owner of the vehicle gets out and locking the vehicle in public parking area so be very vigilant that’s you are not being watched. Handbag stolen at the same time which is very stressful,  if you do happen to find cards and documents that could easily been tossed aside please if a contact number is available call the person involved as to obtain new documents is often a very tedious costly exercise. .    If this is not possible hand in at the nearest Police Station. This has happened in more than one public area in Pomona, Borrowdale and Kamfinsa. It also seems that women on their own are the targets. Please be on your guard when driving to the Airport especially at night … 

CASES of theft from vehicles are still a statistic …..  mostly due to total carelessness … do NOT leave valuable items including shopping in full view put all in the BOOT. To just cover up valuables with a jacket or jersey is NOT safety …. if it can be seen through the window it is a prime picking …. Let’s all be sensible and think before leaving things in the vehicle …   it only takes seconds to SMASH & GRAB and it only takes seconds to be wise and put all in the boot and out of view.

Please check that vehicles all travel with the required recently serviced fire extinguisher (every six months) correct honeycomb reflectors on the vehicle and 2 x triangles that reflect on both sides. This will save any aggravation at road blocks. Hopefully the Road Traffic Board has taken up the regulation on space saver/biscuit wheels as spares and informed the Police Traffic Department to alleviate the present chaos on the subject

Attention to all ATM users to be on the  alert as to your surroundings and to not accept ‘help’ whilst using the machine and do NOT give your pin number to anyone, rather wait for the Bank to open and draw the cash.  Do not keep large sums of cash in homes or business premises, arrange for a security company to transport with an armed guard backwards and forwards. 

Let’s ALL fight this crime together  - stay ALERT and SAFE !

ANTIIJACK TRUST: Email: or            

 Phone : 0772221921 or your nearest Police Station.

Death notices

Death Notice: It is with immense sadness that my children, Francesca, Joseph and Elizabeth, and I announce the passing away of our sister and daughter, Giulia, who was born in Salisbury and who was only 47 years old, after a long illness (brain cancer).  The cremation ceremony will be held on Wednesday afternoon, 11 May 2016, at Viterbo (Italy) and her ashes will eventually lie in the family tomb at Poggio Mirteto cemetery (Rieti province, Italy). Giulia R. I. P.  Her father, Anthony Tettamanzi. E-mail:

Funeral Notice: Richard Peall – Sadly passed away on Friday 6th May. Funeral will be held on Friday 13th May, at 12pm in the Prince Edwards School Chapel. Wake to follow at 7 Honey Bear Lane.

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Watch out

From: Colleen
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 8:43 PM

Hi Mike

I would like to inform companies about a group of people masquerading as Municipal police and a City of Harare Inspector.  The ‘inspector’ is a tall African man, wearing a blue work dustcoat with a HM printed on the pocket. The Municipal police are dressed in uniform -  2 African men and one woman. 

They are asking to see the company’s City of Harare licences.

 When I asked the ‘inspector’ for identification and his name and work contact number, he refused.  He was arrogant and insisted he had every right to close us down if we did not show him the licences.  They came around to our work place yesterday morning, and harassed our sales man and workshop manager and threatened to close us down if we did not produce the licence, or pay them us$ 400-00.  Management  told the salesman to let them close our doors.  They said they will be back in the afternoon to see management.  They did come back in the afternoon, but I was still unavailable so they said they would come back today, being Wednesday, at 10:00.   They arrived today at 11:30 insisting I show them the licence or pay them us$ 400-00.  As I am aware that all City of Harare employees have an Identification document which they will present on request, I realised that these 4 people were not who they said they were. I played along so as not to provoke them.   I insisted on Identification, and told the police that they even should know the law, and that anyone can walk in pretending to be someone else, and so I would take the matter up personally with City of Harare, to confirm my rights.

They left when they realised I would not be cooperative.   

I went to City of Harare to report this group and have been given the following information.


Call Mrs Mawere – she is in charge of all inspectors in the Msasa area. Her number is 0772 269 864

Should anyone in Msasa have these three walk in and you are able to take of photograph of them. You can send it to Mrs. Mawere.  With no names or pictures, action is very difficult.

City of Harare have had similar incidences and take this seriously.


Colleen De Bruyn

Favebook page on ZRP

You may be aware that an excellent forum has been setup on FB at

The purpose of the group...

We have created this group because we want to bring to the attention of the "Powers that Be" the harassment that the general public is facing at road blocks on a daily basis...

We all agree that road safety is of the highest priority, and checking for unroadworthy vehicles or faulty/missing equipment is something that needs to be done. However, the unnecessary harassment of drivers, to say nothing of allegations of corruption, cannot be tolerated. To quote the ZRP itself:
“The ZRP does not tolerate corrupt elements and has both legal and administrative apparatus to eject such from its system" said Commissioner Ndebele []

We encourage you to use this group to share your experiences, whether positive or negative, but we will not tolerate abusive, offensive or insulting posts. Although you may feel like swearing, please keep it clean!

When you post something about an experience, please give the date, time and place, and, if possible, the name and number of the ZRP officer involved. You are entitled to ask for a police officer's name and number.
We will try whenever possible to provide information about your rights at road blocks, and any other information that might help.

Lastly, thanks to 'Dear Zesa...', which has proved to be an enormously successful group and gave us the inspiration to start this group, though there is no connection between the two.

So please share / tell / add all your Zim friends to this "Dear ZRP" group as we need to attain a critical mass to make an impact!

There has been some great interaction from folk country wide & the 'file Section' has all current docs that are available to the public. 

virus alert from Mike Garden

There seems to be a virus and or hack on Facebook right now with a movie being sent to a multitude of addresses – it comes from one of your friends with a whole lot of other folks listed

If you click on this it is quite likely you will have to reset your password and or a few other things


Mike G.

Toney Osbourne

Sadly I must advise everyone that Tony past away this morning.

Notes such as these are never easy to write – losing a another colleague of old saddens me greatly as I am sure it does you all; his battle, fought so gallantly, against diabetes together with an infection and a wound which wouldn’t heal proved just too great...

I know I speak for everyone when I say we reach out to Cynthia and the family, we take their hands and weep with them; Cynthia’s email address is  

At this point I do not know the funeral arrangements but once these are known I will advise local Dagaboys.   

Cynthia you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rest in Peace Tony.



Psalm 62.1  My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him

Derek Lenton

Ever so sadly I must bring you the news of Derek’s sudden passing in the early hours of Sunday morning, I find it hard to write again and focusing my thoughts on another friend and colleague’s passing...

Many of you will not of know Derek whose Parks service was from 1981 through to 1987, he was in the first intake of cadet rangers/rangers who passed through the Wild Life College (Matopos Hotel?) under  Steve Johnson, he was then posted for his three month’s probationary  service to Chete/Chizarira under the guidance of Blondie Leathem and Peter Fick. I have his last station as being Management Unit under Clem.

At the time of his untimely death Derek was working on the Bubye Valley Conservancy in a close knit team under Blondie who, as expected, speaks very highly of him.

As a family we reach out to Antoinette and their two sons Sean and Roy who work, I understand, in the SAVE and BVC respectively – We grieve and weep with you sharing in your enormous loss of a husband, father and dear friend.

Support - Letters of sympathy and condolences to Antoinette, Sean and Roy - please send to – and  

I will advise local Dagaboys of the funeral arrangements once these are known.

God Bless


Psalm 62.1  My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him

Old Age: Agreed. However we all have different genes which to a certain extent govern the age to which we live. Our lifestyle of course also to a certain extent governs our life expectancy. Unfortunately some people have genes that pre-dispose them to depression or negative thinking.  However it must be said that too many of us have our cup is half empty instead of our cup is half full philosophy to life. Especially in Zimbabwe where we face many challenges. It is worth all of us trying to remember the words of Melanie Reid who became a tetraplegic through a horse riding accident: we are never grateful enough for the simple things in life like just waking up each day and still being able to wiggle our toes  Charles


Worth warning motorists of yet another Police stop on the Chirundu Road.   At Buffalo Downs coming towards Harare, on the downhill with left lane pitted and broken tar, with faded lines ----  the temptation to move to the centre lane which is in reasonable condition will result in a fine as they are waiting for you just around the bend !!  KEEP IN LEFT HAND LANE, despite the suspension damage !!  Cheers  JS


Just reading the "New way Fwd" that be fine! but then seriously the charges need to be REDUCED!!! FOR USING PLASTIC MONEY, otherwise the NEW RIP OFF!! will come into effect. Colin


Well done Mike for highlighting this and well done Richard for your comments - learned the hard way! Healthy lifestyle habits including diet is part of the holistic approach of the stress management and life coaching courses and client coaching I provide. And it never ceases to amaze me with so much information out there now how ignorant of the workings of our own bodies and brains most of us are. If we don't know how they work, then we can't know what to do when they're not working so well! And so much stress and ill health is entirely preventable - just with a little knowledge and a few lifestyle changes. 80% of illnesses are stress related after all. Pamina


We have had owned a boat for many years and have  towed it all over the country.  However we are now limiting the amount of times we take the boat out as the police at the road blocks have become very aggressive towards the fines for various things.  The latest (which was on Tuesday) is that we have to have a red flag at the back of the engine.  We argued relentlessly with him and in the end he did not fine us for that but for the fact that we didn’t have a light shining on the number plate.    Regards Linda


I suggest and agree that the Public should become more conscious of "A World Without Litter" and this first starts at home with Parents educating their children not to Litter - however, I do not agree with the suggestion or idea that the Municipality to whom the Public who pay rates, the respective Mayors of their Towns and Cities in Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Roads and Transport - and in particular, the Honourable Minister himself, should be fully responsible and accountable for the state of our Roads and specifically, as you suggest, the "potholes debacle". Stop allowing a consciousness of " Lack of Responsibility" - with such suggestions - it perpetuates the problem of endless handouts and allows corruption and lack of transparency to continue in Zimbabwe and her surrounds.
As a Member of the Zimbabwean Public I DO NOT SUPPORT or ENDORSE the above suggestion and ask those , who I have no doubt, ONLY have good intention, but actually need to recognise that such suggestions just aid  and abet the endless lack of Responsibility to the jobs and only teach the next generation to do the same!


There is also a very potent ransom ware virus circulating at the moment. I received an attachment from a known address. Thinking it was an invoice I opened it. Unfortunately I downloaded a virus instead which immediately set to work encrypting all my personal files.

When trying to open one of my  files, I was denied access and it led me to a website which offered the key to open the file for a price paid in bit coins. Like something out of a Hollywood movie. I immediately switched of the machine and removed it from my network. Fortunately my files were all backed up, but even after several attempts to remove the virus including a factory reset of the machine, I eventually  had to have the hard-drive replaced.  My machine was protected by anti-virus software, which unfortunately was no help. My IT guy said that this was the 5th time he has seen this particular virus and he thinks that the creators of the virus hack into domains and send emails out using that address to all the email addresses on the domain. In this way, the receiver trusts the sender and therefore is more likely to open the attachments.

It is worth remembering only to open attachments you are expecting, and not just open attachments from trusted sources. Interesting times


Conmen: I have had a similar incident at my house of three very well dressed gentlemen in suits and driving in a smart new red sports car tried to gain access to my home property in the Emerald hill area. They were very insistent over a period of time that they were from the Municipality, slightly changing their story as time went on as they saw the domestic was not co-operating by opening the gate. This happened at 10.00am in the morning. They had said my neighbours had reported me for an offence and they were here to check up on the report and needed to come in.

Of course the neighbours had done nothing of the sort !  As people get more and more desperate and I am sure this kind of incident will be on the increase. Maureen



Death Notice - CRAVETTI, Charlie. Passed away peacefully on Friday 13th May 2016. An exceptional Husband, Dad, Papa and Great Papa. Heaven has gained an amazing angel. A memorial tea will be held on Friday 20th May 2016 at 3pm. For further details please contact David - 0772301007, Sue - 0772320848, Caroline - 0774938314, Christina - 0773935598.

Death Notice - CRAVETTI, Charlie. Passed away peacefully on Friday 13th May 2016. An exceptional Husband, Dad, Papa and Great Papa. Heaven has gained an amazing angel. A memorial tea will be held on Friday 20th May 2016 at 3pm. For further details please contact David - 0772301007, Sue - 0772320848, Caroline - 0774938314, Christina - 0773935598.

Partridge Barbara Hamilton

Death & Memorial Notice: Partridge Barbara Hamilton passed away peacefully on the eve of Friday 13th May 2016, at home in Dandaro, surrounded by her family, after 90 years and an amazingly long & fruitful life. Wife of the late Honourable Mark Henry Heathcote Partridge. Much loved mother of Kathie, Jane, Sue & Mark. Beloved Mother-in-law of Dave & John Sole, Steve Potts & Sarah Partridge. Adored grandmother of Michael, Brendon, Alastair & Quinton, Kerry-Ann, Peter-John, Tracey & Ashleigh, Belinda, Donald & Duncan, Phillip, Stacey, Sam & Moira. A legacy of 15 great-grandchildren. A service will be held for Barbara to celebrate her life, at Dandaro Community Centre, on Saturday 21st May 2016, at 10am sharp. All are welcome. A plate of eats would be gratefully received. Wake to follow at no 30 Cambridge Drive, GreendaleKB  

Mozambique allert

HI All, The following was sent to me by one of our readers this morning – he receives updates from the Daily News – see below. Ciao Mike G.

MOZAMBIQUE (Country risk rating: High); 17 May; Filipino national killed in RENAMO bus attack

A Filipino national was killed during an attack on a bus travelling on the EN1 highway near Murrotone, in the Zambezia province of Mozambique, according to reports on 17 May. The attack was allegedly conducted by the opposition Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) group. Five other people were injured in the attack. The attack by RENAMO follows a similar incident on 14 May in Mussorize, Manica province, which left one person dead. The Minister of the Interior has stated that patrols by security forces in the area will be increased. Heightened political tensions between RENAMO and the ruling Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) party have led to a number of shooting incidents and kidnappings in recent months, including indiscriminate attacks on civilians travelling along the EN1 and EN6 highways. Due to the ongoing nature of the dispute, as well as a recent rejection of peace talks by RENAMO, further such incidents should be anticipated in the short- to medium-term.

Advice: Clients are advised to take heightened caution in the rural and remote areas of Mozambique's Sofala, Nampula, Tete, Manica, Zambezia and Niassa provinces, due to intermittent clashes between security forces and armed groups, as well as indiscriminate RENAMO attacks upon civilians. Due to the risk of conflict and the heightened threat of ambush attacks associated with travel along the EN1 and EN6 highways in Sofala and Zambezia province, clients are advised to limit intercity road travel and to use commercial air travel instead. If road travel is unavoidable, clients should ensure that all movements are coordinated as part of a military convoy.

Crisis Management Assistance

18 May 2016

News summary

Death Notices

Memorial Notice: Douglas Smith, beloved father of Sean, Candice, Regan and Jamie, passed away peacefully on Monday 16th 2016, surrounded by close family and friends. A Celebration of his life will be held at the Church of the Nazarene in Belgravia (behind Reps Theatre) at 11.00 am, followed by a wake at Reps theatre. The family would be very grateful if those attending the wake would be kind enough to bring a plate of eats. Doug Smith had a very colourful life so we encourage those attending to please dress accordingly if you wish. Please contact Sean for any other details-

Memorial Notice - CRAVETTI, Charlie. Passed away peacefully on Friday 13th May 2016. An exceptional Husband, Dad, Papa and Great Papa. Heaven has gained an amazing angel. A memorial tea will be held on Friday 20th May 2016 at 3pm at 9 Balmoral Rd, Borrowdale. For further details please contact David - 0772301007, Sue - 0772320848, Caroline - 0774938314, Christina - 0773935598

Memorial Notice For Stuart Grant: Dear Relatives and Friends, Please join us in celebrating the life and good times of our dearly loved Stuart - Stoff - Grant which will be held at Parklands, 26 Greenhithe Lane, Borrowdale, Harare on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 3.00pm. The song is ended, but the melody lingers on...

Road regulations

It has been an eventful few months since our last update of the Big Sky Cubbyhole notes in January.

The principle issues influencing this major update:

  • The interpretation by ZRP of certain regulations in SI 129/2015 (Dec-15), which are causing a great deal of anxiety and financial pain on the majority of motorists in our country.
  • The updated Schedule of Deposit Fines, in use since February, 2016 and made available to Big Sky in April.

We trust the attached Notes for the Cubbyhole - May, 2016 (No. 14) will guide your readers when dealing with roadside checks. In the meanwhile ...


Be prepared! Carry the following documents in your vehicle at all times, and do your homework so you're ready for any discussions:

  • Statutory Instrument 129 of 2015. Printed copies are available to purchase from Printflow (Harare) for $2/copy. 
  • The Schedule of Deposit Fines (Feb-16)
  • ZRP Contacts List 
  • The current version of the Cubbyhole Notes (get rid of old copies to avoid confusion)
  • (The above documents are available as a download from the Facebook page "Dear ZRP", or email requesting any documents).

  • Do not pay bribes. It's what started this nonsense. 
  • Do the paperwork. Make sure you come away with a properly completed fine/receipt (Form ZRP N.TFC). An illegible scrawl isn't good enough - refer to the section in your copy of SI 129/2015 and Schedule of Deposit Fines.
  • If you feel you are being treated unfairly, do phone the numbers listed in ZRP Contacts. Alternatively insist on seeing the Senior Officer or have your issue attended to at the police station. These steps very often persuade the ZRP detail to let you off with a 'warning'.
  • Carry a minimum of $20 of "just in case" cash, in $5's or $10's
  • Ignore circular emails or WhatsApp messages that are undated and unverified, and cause unnecessary confusion and arguments.
  • Invest in a dashboard camera (dashcam), which are legal and invaluable when proving your point. A copy of a letter issued by ZRP Traffic HQ is available as a download from the Facebook page "Dear ZRP"
  • Remain calm and courteous. You lose control of a situation when you become angry ... avoid having your buttons pushed.


  • Simultaneous use of headlamps and fog-lamps - refer to the Cubbyhole Notes
  • Use of space-saver or 'biscuit' wheels - Refer to the Cubbyhole Notes
  • When coming out of a dusty environment, (e.g. off the Mana road), take a few minutes to clean the registration plate, headlights, brake and registration plate lights. (See Sections 24 and 26 of SI 129/2015)
  • Travelling south from Kariba - be aware of the section of road about 20 km south of Karoi, the long hill with a northward bound overtaking lane. The southward bound lane is in very bad condition. Motorists are regularly fined for moving into the middle, clean lane, for driving on the wrong side of the road.


  • It is NOT a legal requirement for private motorists to carry a rubbish bag in their vehicle
  • Reflectors in vehicle doors are a useful safety feature, but are NOT a legal requirement
  • Other than the tyre changing equipment listed in the Cubbyhole Notes, it is NOT a requirement to carry a toolbox
  • Reflective vests are recommended for emergency, night time use but are still NOT legally required


Motorists are encouraged to join the Facebook group "Dear ZRP", which is a valuable source of information for motorists, and a forum to share your experiences, both negative and positive.

The Third Plate on vehicles may now be affixed to the "quarter glass or side window" - see the Cubbyhole Notes (A copy of SI 42/2016 can be downloaded from Dear ZRP). We can thank the Transport Operator's Association for driving this amendment with the Ministry of Transport.

We trust this update will be useful to your readers, and wish you safe and pleasant road travel in Zimbabwe.



From: Jacqueline Anderson

Good morning readers

Many people asked where the folk have come from   Here is the back ground.   Big thank you to those who have already donated.

Many of these people have been living on the land since 1984 from when they were working for some white farmers.  When the original owners were removed the families created their own community with grass and mud huts and a few wooden structures.  Apparently the land was bought by FBC Bank who have several  partners some time from 2012 and now the people living there were considered “illegal settlers”.

FBC Bank said they were going to remove them to Hatcliff over a year ago and then nothing came of it.  Suddenly it happened in the last few days and the MP in the area was trying to get a “stay” for about two weeks until we could get some water etc into the area where the people were going to be relocated.  FBC Bank apparently said they were not waiting any longer but because it was done in such a hurried manner, they would provide the trucks to move the people with their belongings and place two large tents in the new area which they did.

There is no running water available and some of the established families are charging $1 for a bucket of water which most cannot afford.  Many of the families moved are out of work.  We visited the previous site a few times last year with a small amount of blankets, food and toys as they were finding it hard then to cope.   There are no established vegetable gardens, no power and no housing.

Very sad indeed.

The children have been extremely cold the last few nights.  Have not bathed for a few days and many of them are not sleeping properly for obvious reasons.

The assistance right now would be the following:

Greatest need in order :

·        Blankets (only for those who are desperate mainly the children)

·        Water  - biggest need

  (have a bowser going today.  Water tank being delivered.  The need is to fill containers with water which I am trying to source today)

·        Vegetables

·        Mealie Meal (for a period of time until they can plan a way forward)  Have had 1 tonne donated so far

·        Water tablets

·        Family tents  (they have four Unicef family tents )

A lot of the children have bad chests and seem poorly and need to be looked at

·        Large pots to create a communal cooking area

·        Cups

·        Buckets with lids

Items can be dropped at Highlands Presbyterian Church  112 Enterprise Road att  MM/Hatcliff Resettlement

Kind regards

Jacqueline Anderson
Miracle Missions Trustee                              

m:+263 779 163 400

Smiling at the future, extending our hands to the needy