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    Thursday, 3 January 2019

    Disabled Chikomba man loses wheelchair in heavy storm

    • 30 left homeless  


    Brian Takaendesa, a disabled man from Muzadzi Village lost his wheelchair in the heavy storm that swept through Ward 19 in Chikomba District last week leaving more than 30 people homeless.
    Takaendesa’s wheelchair was damaged beyond repair when the house where it was kept curved in and collapsed during the Saturday storm.
    Kudubu Primary School in Ward 8 and Pokoteke Clinic in Ward 27 had their roofs destroyed by the storm.
    Ward 19 Councillor Bothwell Chipangura is one of the victims after nine houses in Chipangura and Muzadzi Villages, Chief Chivese’s area had their roofs blown off.
    Chikomba District Administrator (DA) Michael Mariga confirmed the incidents.
    “One of the victims lost a wheel chair in the mishap but Chikomba West legislator Dr John Mangwiro came to his rescue and donated another one to him.  We are appealing for assistance from well- wishers because the people lost clothes and food,” said Mariga.
    Chikomba Rural District Council acting Chief Executive Officer Bullen Chiwara said the council had mobilised resources to repair the damaged clinic and school.

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