COVID-19

Zimbabwe Peacebuilding Initiative COVID-19 food distribution project

The Zimbabwe Information Centre May Appeal raised A$3,045 and was transferred to the Zimbabwe Peacebuilding Initiative who in turn have organised a food distribution to mark the start of the Africa Union Make Peace Happen Week beginning on May 23.

Each of 120 families were provided:
• I Bag of Maize Meal
• 1 Bag of Beans
• 30 eggs
• 1 bottle of peanut oil
• 1 face mask for each member of the household
• 2 water containers
• 2 bars of soap

COVID-19 pandemic rolls over existing deep crises in Zimbabwe

The first Zimbabwean to die from novel coronavirus infection was Zororo Makamba, on March 23. He was a prominent young man who was recovering from a lung operation. He had contracted the virus in New York. Since then another Zimbabwean has died. Makamba’s family account of his last days demonstrates how totally unprepared Zimbabwe is for the pandemic. Zororo was sent to the Wilkins Infectious Disease Hospital, but his family found that it had no ventilator, its oxygen supply ran out, it had no running water.