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It was all smiles yesterday for the parents of the quadruplets who are still detained at Harare Central Hospital when the Zimbabwe Amalgamated Housing Association (Zaha) donated $5 000 for them to start building a house at their stand in Waterfalls. Speaking during the handover ceremony of the money at the hospital, Zaha director general Mr Killer Zivhu said they had also offered the children’s father Mr Misheck Mutasa a job and he will start work on March 1.

The healthy quadruplets are still detained at the hospital nine months after birth, after the Ministry of Health and Child Care condemned their parents’ one-roomed apartment in Mbare as unfit for the children.

The donation of the money was done under a programme pioneered by Mr Zivhu called “Wezhira Ndionewo”, which is a clarion call for Zimbabweans to help the disaantaged in their communities.

Mr Zivhu called on Zimbabweans to help each other despite one’s status in society.

“We have come after reading the plight of this family in newspapers,” said Mr Zivhu.

“We are giving a sum of $5 000 to the family to start building a house on their stand in Waterfalls, which they got from the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing.

“In addition to that, we as Zaha will give the husband a job with effect from March 1 2015 so that he can support and make progress for his family.

“When we saw an article about the plight of the family in the Saturday Herald we were so touched and decided to help even though it was a short notice to prepare, but we managed.”

The quadruplets’ mother Alice could not hide her joy after receiving the donation.

“I never thought I was going to get help from anyone any time soon.

“I want to praise the Lord who has made these people to come forth and help my family may the good Lord bless them,” she said.

Zaha has also raised $3 000 that would go towards an operation for Tatenda Mapfurashanga, a Grade Four pupil at Chasiya Primary School in Chivi, who has developed a tumour on his face.

Tatenda will be operated on at Parirenyatwa Hospital where he underwent another operation on the tumour recently.

Source : The Herald