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The Zimbabwe Defence Forces will host a golf tournament and a dinner on May 24 at Borrowdale Brook Course to raise at least US$2,5 million to be channelled towards fighting non-communicable diseases. The two events would be held under the auspices of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantine Chiwenga’s office and beneficiaries of the proceeds would be drawn from Musha Mukadzi Zimbabwe Armed Forces Foundation.

Musha Mukadzi Zimbabwe Armed Forces Foundation is chaired by Mrs Mary Chiwenga, who is the wife of General Chiwenga.

The organisation is a voluntary and non-profit making organisation that comprises the wives of serving members, serving and retired women members of the ZDF as well as wives of war veterans.

In a statement yesterday, Mrs Chiwenga said non-communicable diseases have became major killers ahead of HIV and AIDS.

“NCDs such as cardiovascular, cancer, mental health, diabetes mellitus and chronic respiratory complications have now become the country’s main killers ahead of HIV and AIDS.

“For its 20142015 philanthropic programme MM-ZAFF has identified many needy cases that require immediate intervention,” said Mrs Chiwenga.

This year’s CDF’s Golf Amateur Tournament and dinner will be attended by Commander of the Kenyan Defence Forces General Julius W. Karangi, who would be accompanied by his wife.

Delegates from South Africa, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania Defence Forces would also participate at the two events.

Musha Mukadzi Zimbabwe Armed Forces Foundation has also invited a consortium of medical doctors from Kenya, led by Dr Khushal Singh.

The medical team would be joined by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces medical doctors and would conduct a medical outreach.

Mrs Chiwenga said corporates and individuals were welcome to support through sponsorship to this noble initiative.

“Corporates and individuals are welcome to support through sponsorship of the Musha Mukadzi Zimbabwe Armed Forces Foundation’s noble cause of bringing medical relief to NCD-afflicted people within our midst during the year 2014,” she said.

Mrs Chiwenga said a number of Zimbabwe’s leading corporations had already been approached with requests to support this noble initiative.

Individuals who wish to participate in the golf tournament would sign at US$250 while groups of four would sign at US$1 000.

The dinner event would cost US$300 per person while a corporate table of 10 would cost US$3 000.

Source : The Herald