PASTOR Chiriseri died unexpectedly but left a legacy of humility, being contrite and of no contentious spirit. Sweet warm spirit he had, respected by many from diverse churches. Always welcoming and chose always to say the truth in love and grace. Exhibited servant leadership. We thank God for the gift he was, to HPMI and the Church. His life to many, Christ shall be proclaimed. We pray for mum Chiriseri, may the Lord cause physical, social and emotional healing to you, family, HPMI and Church at large. We mourn, yet indeed do so with hope, knowing that blessed are those who die in the Lord, and that like Paul declares, “to live is Christ . . . and to die is gain”. Ihambile inceku yeNkosi! — Lindani, Bulawayo.
JAMBEZI villagers are living in constant fear as a pride of lions is on the loose. Livestock has been killed in the Nemananga, Kachecheti, Mbizha, Milonga and Kanywambizi wards thereby impoverishing locals who value their domestic animals as a source of livelihood. Residents are not happy. I was touched by the words of headman Zondani Chabwa Mazhanga addressing mourners at a funeral in Silibinda area recently when he bemoaned slow action by the National Parks and Wildlife Authorities in driving away the cats from the residential areas. He said that livestock, ranging from cattle to pigs, have fallen prey to the marauding cats, adding that a man from Jabula area ran spiritedly for dear life when he encountered the pride in the Lukunguni Forest as he tried to round up his herd of cattle. Very soon human lives will be lost to the pride if nothing tangible is done to redress the situation. Drought is ravishing Jambezi villagers and they are relying on the Government grain scheme but supplement their food security by selling livestocks. I humbly submit that may those in authority do their part by driving away the most dreaded cats from Jambezi area.I am not impressed at all about this. — Victor Sibanda, Victoria Falls.
PASTOR Charles Chiriseri and wife Petunia