71-year-old woman – grandmother’s several-mile trek – has caught attention of Zimbabwe’s richest man by its selfless act while carrying household items & clothing for cyclone survivors;
“one of the most remarkable acts of compassion I have ever seen”
Zimbabwe praised Plaxedes Dilon after she lugged the aid on foot to Church called Highlands Presbyterian located in Harare, where relief efforts had been coordinated by volunteers for thousands displaced since struck of Cyclone Idai southern Africa in mid-March.
A photo of Dilon was published by church with a sack balanced on her head before her disability was noticed six miles away from her neighborhood.
This gogo had no 50c for combi, walked the whole way from Mbare to Highlands just to donate her pots to give to people in chimanimani. PTL
Strive Masiyiwa, Zimbabwean billionaire has vowed to build to Dilan wherever she wants in Zimbabwe.
“What she did is one of most remarkable acts of compassion I have ever seen!. When this is over, I’m going to find her, and invite her to come and see me, if possible. Then, I will spend time in prayer with her! Then I will build her a house anywhere she wants in Zimbabwe! It will have solar power, running water!. Then, I will give her a monthly allowance of $1,000 for life!”
Dilon gave some of clothes she sells away for a living after hearing about catastrophe on radio.
“I immediately packed the clothes and jackets that I earlier purchased for resell and carried my bag the following morning”
Cyclone Idai left a trail of destruction when it hit Mozambique. Drone footage from between Beria and Tica shows the extent of the damage.