CHIREDZI - Independent aspiring councillor for Ward 3 in Chiredzi Urban, Charles Maporisa last week committed his time and resources to renovate a family's dilapidated house.
The Mudara family's ramshackle house stood opposite that of sitting councillor, Tarusenga Makamba's own homestead for several years before Maporisa's intervention.
The breadwinners of the family died over 20 years ago and the family has been finding the going very tough, with one of the children having been retrenched from his job at Edgars in 2002.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Paddington Mudara said he was surprised that help had come from where he least expected.
"There are so many people I had expected to help us but that did not happen. I am happy however that the assistance has come from somebody who has not even made it to public office," said Mudara.
Volunteers under the supervision of Donald Manyora gave free labour in replacing wrecked trusses and iron sheets to the tune of US$350.
In his remarks, Maporisa said his was a simple act of goodwill and not a form of political posturing.
"Members of the community requested that I give a hand to the Mudaras by repairing their home which was now in very bad shape with the roof almost falling off.
"This is not the only needy family in the community and it is my hope that I will be able to help more families to have a decent roof over their heads," said the aspirant.politics