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Reprieve for blind Buhera trumpeter

BY Style Reporter

A 51-year-old Buhera man, popularly known for his trumpet playing skills, recently received a major boost after a local businessman Phillip Guyo handed over a newly built two-roomed  house and a toilet.

Stanley Chitanda, of ward 9, Buhera North,has been living in a small makeshift structure together with his wife and four children.

Speaking during the handover ceremony of the two buildings, Guyo said he was touched by the plight of Chitanda, also a well-known drummer in the area

“We had a function at our homestead and Chitanda was outstanding through playing the trumpet and singing despite being visually impaired,” Guyo said.

“I then sent my driver to drop him at his home after the event. Upon returning the driver told me a chilling story about his living conditions.

“I then later realised that he had no decent accommodation.

“As a family, we thought it wise to put up resources and ensure that he gets a roof above his head.

“We are happy that today we are handing over this small gift to this family.”

Chitanda said he wasn’t expecting such a gift after having suffered for a long time.

“It takes great people to assist someone like me, a blind person,” said Chitanda. “We cannot thank enough the generosity exhibited here. We have been living here for a long time.”

Chitanda, a member of the Methodist Church of Zimbabwe, leads the Chosen Few Group, an outfit that performs at events mainly in Buhera District.

The handover ceremony was attended by Buhera traditional leaders Chiefs Chitsunge and Chimombe.

Both chiefs hailed the Guyo family for considering the plight of the disabled.

“We urge others out there from this area to come back home and assist in the development of our area,” Guyo said.

“Buhera needs its own people to develop like other areas.”

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