3 months after Cyclone Idai ravaged Chimanimani and Chipinge killing hundreds and misplacing thousands Zimnat and its associate Sanlam, are still assisting the people affected by the cyclone. Part of the email seen by Pindula reads:
Zimnat, together with Sanlam, with which Zimnat is associated, last week donated roofing
materials to yet another Chimanimani school affected by Cyclone Idai, Muchadziya Primary
School in Ngorima.
This follows a similar donation to Gatsi Primary School in Tamba village in Mutasa District
barely a week earlier.
The cyclone lifted the roof off a classroom block at Muchadziya Primary School, leaving
Grade Four pupils without a roof to shelter them from the bitter winter cold. Two tents have
been used as makeshift classrooms following the damage caused by Cyclone Idai.
Zimnat handed over to the school roofing sheets, timber and cement for the repair of the
classroom block. The school, which was established in 1934, has an enrolment of 1 220
Thanking Zimnat and Sanlam for the donation, Muchadziya Primary School headmaster
Amos Gwatida said it had come at an opportune moment as the winter was becoming
increasingly cold. The school had been struggling to find the resources needed to provide warm shelter for the eager learners who were undeterred from coming to school by the tragic events of March and
the bitter cold, he said.