ALL-WHITE FOR PRINCESS BURIAL

Arron Nyamayaro

A GROUP of women have agreed to wear all-white at the burial service of murdered four-year-old, Princess Shoko, at Zororo Cemetery on Sunday.

The women are din solidarity with Princess’ mother, Nomsa Sibanda.

Nomsa doesn’t have a home for mourners to gather ahead of the burial.

The Anglican Church Cathedral is providing a hall where a funeral service will be held.

A local funeral parlour is providing a casket and catering services, while other well-wishers will provide flowers.

“I want to thank people for standing with me in a situation I am yet to comprehend,” said Nomsa.

“A number of people have been calling and pledging to give a befitting send-off to my daughter. I have no place for mourners to gather and my friend is the one accommodating me at her rented house,” she said.

The friend, Mary Kabwaza (29), a beauty therapist, has been staying with Nomsa since she arrived from South Africa, where she works as a domestic worker.

“I got to know Nomsa when we were at SOS Children’s Home,” said Mary.

“Nomsa was at SOS Children’s Home in Waterfalls and I was at SOS Children’s Home in Bindura.

“We met during sports activities, and have been trying to make ends meet in South Africa.

“Nomsa needs counselling because when I wake up at night, she will be crying.

“Anoda zvekumbogara ega asingataudzwe, pamwe pacho anongoshatirwa asi ini ndakanzwisisa dambudziko raakasangana naro.

“If she can be helped with capital to start a business, or employment in order to keep her mind busy, the better.

“We do not have enough blankets and other basic things since most of what we brought from South Africa is finished,” said Mary.

The results of Princess’ post-mortem are expected today.

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