COVID-19: Zim lawyer helping out one plate at a time

One lawyer is stepping in to feed hundreds daily from her parents' home on the outskirts of Harare. eNCA correspondent Pindai Dube filed this report. Courtesy of #DStv403

HARARE - Zimbabwe extended its hard lockdown as coronavirus cases rise in the country. 

Many are taking strain and are struggling to put food on the table. 

One lawyer is stepping in feeding hundreds daily from her parents’ home on the outskirts of Harare. 

Samantha Murozoki hands out free hot meals to the community under her Kuchengetana Trust.

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She started the initiative during the during first national COVID-19 lockdown last March.

Together with her mother, sister and some volunteers they prepare porridge in the morning and supper.

"The majority of people who come are mainly informal traders or beneficiaries of informal traders," she said.

"We are looking at a grandmother whose daughter has a small vending stall where she sells tomatoes and vegetables or people that clean others' houses and laundry."

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Zimbabwe now has over 33,000 COVID-19 cases and close to 2,000 deaths.

During the extended lockdown, borders and schools remain closed and a 6am to 6pm curfew is in place.

The lockdown is expected to end on 15 February.

* eNCA correspondent Pindai Dube reports.


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