MASVINGO – Eddison Zvobgo junior who is the managing director of Zvobgo Holdings and SDA church has donated to Mutimurefu Prison in Masvingo.
Zvobgo donated 220 dinner plates, 169 sheets and 180, 2x 20 litres of mazoe orange crush and pockets of potatoes. The SDA Church donated food stuffs, soap, tissues, vaseline and sanitary wear to 716 inmates at Mutimurefu Prison in Masvingo.
Zvobgo is the chairman of the advisory board of prisons in Masvingo Province. Zvobgo Holdings is the parent company of a number of hospitality entities in the country including Flamboyant, Chevron, Ritz Night Club, Panyanda Lodge and Fairmile Hotel in Gweru.
The donation was handed over to the Prison Superintendent, Tapiwa Norman Muzhingi. The initiative came after Zvobgo Jnr was approached by the SDA for assistance.
“I would like to appreciate what the SDA is doing to the inmates at Mutimurefu and in particular the distribution of bibles to them. This will help their smooth integration back into society after serving their jail terms.
“Prisoners are people, they need to be loved in difficult situations in prison. I would like to appeal to the business community and other churches to chip in as well,”said Zvobgo Jnr in a telephone interview.
Some inmates get necessities brought for them by the relatives but the situation is quite terrible for those who do not get such assistance. Kudakwashe Dzoro a committee member of the advisory board for prisons in Masvingo also attended the ceremony.
Dzoro appealed to the Deputy Minister of Agriculture responsible for Mechanisation and Irrigation, Davies Marapira who is also the MP in Masvingo West constituency to donate tractors and other agricultural equipment to the prison. Masvingo Mirror