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Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

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

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