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News in brief - Date: 09 August 2020
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 2318
Thirsty residents of Muguru section of Mukumbani village are all bubbling with happiness after the man who had dug a well opened it up for use last week.
Vho-Vhonani Mulovhedzi dug a 14-metre-deep well, using a pick and shovel, after he had been suffering from a lack of water for many years. He wanted to bring some relief for his household and those around him, because he knew how difficult living without water is.
“We don’t know how to start expressing our gratitude to Vho-Mulovhedzi for digging a water well, so that even we who are not of his household can access water from it,” said Vho-Vhulenda "Bingo" Ñetshiombo. “He is our one messiah, who has brought us water.”
During this time that the nation is grappling with the ripple effects of Covid-19, such as price hikes and job losses, Mulovhedzi has brought relief to his fellow villagers. “I suffered from a lack of water, and I know what it means to buy water when you literally do not have maize meal to cook for your children,” he said. “Now that we have water, that money for buying water will go for something else.”
A hard worker by nature, Mulovhedzi is a community builder, proud husband, and father of three children. Those who are interested in helping Mulovhedzi to improve water delivery to his fellow residents can phone him on 084 865 7201.
Vho-Vhulenda "Bingo" Netshiombo, Vho-Ratshilumela Muguru and Vho-Coneth Fhatuwani Mulovhedzi are drawing water from a new, man-made well.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.