Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Reporter
A Zimbabwean based in South Africa has challenged his compatriots working in that country to make meaningful contributions to the development of the country by donating to key institutions like hospitals and schools.
Mthabisi Dube, who hails from Tsholotsho district was speaking soon after donating a collection of toys to Tsholotsho District Hospital’s children’s ward on Tuesday.
Dube said in addition to his love for children, which made him donate the toys, he was always pained by numerous reports portraying injiva as violent people that are always bent on committing crimes.
“I love children and always want to see them happy hence my decision to make this little donation to the very same hospital that I was born in some years ago. I also want to call upon other guys in South Africa and indeed overseas to also do something about their areas.
“It’s not good to always read in the media, ‘injiva butchers wife, injiva stabs drinking mate.’ Such stories and most grueling of those stories come from Tsholotsho. It’s high time we are also portrayed in good light,” he said.
Dube, who has previously sponsored a football tournament in the district, said he was therefore playing his part in demystifying the notion that all an injiva can do is to commit crimes.
“My donation is not the first and certainly not the last for and to my community. We need to be seen to be taking an active role in assisting where we can instead of always blaming the government on things that we can take a lead on,” said Dube.