Arron Nyamayaro, H-Metro Reporter
The visually-impaired community yesterday appealed to Government for support during the 21 days of lockdown that will see them off the streets with their begging bowls.
The 21-day locked was announced by President Mnangagwa last Friday as a way to curb the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Representing the community, Tendai Dimikira said the visually-impaired people will die from hunger by the end of the 21-day lockdown since they depend much on begging from passerby.
“It is our appeal to the Government to find ways of helping us for the next 21 days as well as exempting us from the social distance since we cannot walk without someone to lead us,” said Dimikira.
“We are prepared to comply with the Government call to stay at home and besides that our living depend much on people who have been ordered not to leave their homes.
“If nothing is put in place for us during the lockdown period that would mean starving and we are raising our voices to both Government, individuals and stakeholders to remember us during this time of COVID-19,” he said.
Dimikira urged well-wishers to fulfil their promises following one of the Good Samaritan who left them stranded for the whole day at Town House along Leopold Takawira Street after he failed to provide them with food as he promised.