6 tonnes of meat for Mpilo

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Melissa Mpofu Show­biz Edi­tor

PA­TIENTS at Mpilo Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal will be spoilt to­mor­row when Delta Bev­er­ages — or­gan­is­ers of the Big­gest Braai Fes­ti­val — do­nates six tonnes of meat to them.

Last month, Delta through its Cas­tle brand, made a com­mit­ment to do­nate an equiv­a­lent amount of meat eaten at the fes­ti­val in Harare to Mpilo and Harare Hos­pi­tals as part of their cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity. A to­tal of 12 463kgs of beef, chicken and pork were eaten at the suc­cess­ful braai which at­tracted about 5 000 peo­ple.

A cer­e­mony has been lined up by Mpilo hos­pi­tal where the Min­is­ter of Health and Child Wel­fare, David Parireny­atwa, is ex­pected to re­ceive the 6 140kgs meat on be­half of the pa­tients. Mon­tana Meats and Col­com have once again been tasked to sup­ply the meat, though mostly beef will be do­nated as it has a longer shelf life.

Pa­tri­cia Mu­ram­binda, Delta Bev­er­ages mar­ket­ing man­ager said they were happy to be giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity.

“Delta Bev­er­ages is not all about man­u­fac­tur­ing and sell­ing drinks to make a profit. We’re also about giv­ing back to the very same com­mu­nity that has sup­ported us over the years,” said Mu­ram­binda.

“Ev­ery glass of Cas­tle that was raised at the braai in Oc­to­ber went be­yond the beer to help our brothers and sis­ters who are hos­pi­talised.

“Peo­ple came out in their num­bers to sup­port this wor­thy cause and we’re glad to be do­nat­ing the meat to Mpilo for pa­tients to also ex­pe­ri­ence what oth­ers ex­pe­ri­enced at the braai.”

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