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Sheffra Dzamara appeal raises $3,200 within three days

An appeal to help the family of abducted journalist turned activist Itai Dzamara has raised $3,200 within three days.

Sheffra Dzamara, wife of activist Itai Dzamara, holds a photo of her husband as her 2 year old daughter looks up, and speaks to the Associated Press in Harare, Tuesday March 8, 2016, on the commemoration of International Women's Day. Dzamara is pleading for the return of her activist husband Itai Dzamara who was abducted by suspected state security agents one year ago. (AP Photo)
Sheffra Dzamara, wife of activist Itai Dzamara, holds a photo of her husband as her 2 year old daughter looks up, and speaks to the Associated Press in Harare, Tuesday March 8, 2016, on the commemoration of International Women’s Day. Dzamara is pleading for the return of her activist husband Itai Dzamara who was abducted by suspected state security agents one year ago. (AP Photo)

The Sheffra Dzamara appeal, meant to help her write her ‘O’ Levels and kickstart a poultry business, initially targeted $1200 but raised nearly treble that after 90 people donated.

The Sheffra Dzamara appeal

Journalist turned activist Itai Dzamara has been missing for over 1 year and 5 months since his abduction from a barbershop in Glen View. All evidence so far points to the work of the dreaded state security agencies in Zimbabwe.

The appeal to help Dzamara’s family was run by exiled journalist Lance Guma who said; “It is obvious she cannot be receiving donations and handouts for the rest of her life so I asked how it was she can be helped to help herself going forward.

“Please remember that while the abduction of Itai Dzamara has been well publicised it has not necessarily meant people are flooding in to help his family. Given the economic challenges this is understandable. But small donations in our huge numbers can make a big difference. Remember no amount is too small,” Guma wrote in the appeal.

Sheffra said she wanted to write 5 subjects for her O levels next year in November and needed money for lessons and exam fees. She also needed help paying fees for her two children Nokutenda and Nenyasha. Going forward, Sheffra also wanted to start a poultry project that would help her fend for her family and reduce the reliance on donations.

Below are the people who contributed and helped to make the appeal a success.

Heather Masiyiwa – £500
Kim Heber-Percy – £200
John Swart – £100
Louise Schoeman – £75
Mama Jumbe’s – £75
Kelvin Matingo – £50
Christina Goredema – £50
Nyakatawa Justice – £50
Gary Masamba – £50
Sylvia Lorraine Parsons – £50
Leanne Byrom – £40
Anonymous – £40
Christina Chipo Chieza – £30
Dani E – £25
Anonymous – £25
Anonymous – £25
Anonymous – £25
Collen Manyarara -£25
Talitha Cumi – £25
Jack Maphosa – £25
Sarah Beres – £25
Lance Guma – £25
Michelle Greenland – £25
Bornwell Chitambo – £24
Trymore Nhidza – £20
Luke Mukwedeya – £20
Abigale Bvoro – £20
Tinomudaishe Chinyoka – £20
Mandy Kambasha – £20
Sheunesu Hove -£20
SANDRA FORD – £20
Anonymous -£20
Joseph Chitambo – £20
Anonymous – £20
Hosanna Ndoro – £20
Hlekiwe Racheal Lupafya -£20
Mags Varley – £20
Mercy Chamunorwa Guma – £20
Sydney Marihoho – £20
Miriam Simbi – £20
Lucy Madebwe -£20
Rosman Khanye – £20
Lill Sandie Mudzivare – £20
Anonymous – £20
Shaun Orpen – £20
Anonymous – £20
Violet Mashingaidze – £15
Nyasha Kanyemba – £15
Ndi Sigauke – £15
Anonymous – £15
Anonymous £12
Anonymous – £12
Masline Maisiri – £10
Idah Phiri – £10
Blessed Blessing – £10
S Tadu – £10
Merkitta Main – £10
Anonymous – £10
Anonymous -£10
Rudairo Rujuwa-Kanu – £10
Sipiwe Bvunzai -£10
Portia Mazvita Masekesa -£10
Manu Musonza -£10
Trish Masvosva – £10
Ngonidzaishe Munemo – £10
Virginia Muchena £10
Thembalani Nkonde – £10
Dianah Chibaya – £10
Zimnews net – £10
Faith Rutendo Tshuma – £10
Israel Mutanhaurwa – £10
Ashleigh Mazheru – £10
Tsitsi Chinyandura – £10
Anonymous – £10
Anonymous – £10
Anonymous – £10
Anonymous – £10
Vanessa Bobo – £10
Jonas Bothwell Magaga – £10

Dzikamai Bere – £6
Vengesai Muyambo – £5
Anonymous – £5
Nancy Musundire -£5
Keith Silika -£5
Trust Shumba – £5
Bekezela Siziba – £5
Anonymous – £5
Rowland Kapota – £5
K Rwizi – £5
Audrey Kanyowa – £5
Nyasha Kajawu – £5
Bee Pan – £5
Charity M – £5
anonymous anonymous – £5
CHRIST Theking – £5

Total: £2,469

$21 Given direct to Sheffra by Save Mawarire in Zimbabwe.