Billionaire offers house to gogo who carried donation to Idai victims

Billionaire offers house to gogo who carried donation to Idai victims

- The elderly woman walked for over 12 kilometres with a sack of donations to Cyclone Idai victims because she could not afford the R8 bus fare to deliver her aid

- Billionaire Strive Masiyiwa acknowledged her acts of compassion as the greatest he had ever witnessed

- He pledged to build her a house at a place of her choice alongside R15 000 monthly allowance for the rest of her life in reciprocation for her good deeds

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The good deed you do today for a brother or sister in need will come back to you some day, for humanity is a circle indeed, said American screenplay writer, Robert Alan Aurthur.

This saying came to life after an elderly woman in Zimbabwe, who walked over 12 kilometres to deliver aid donations to victims of Cyclone Idai, was recognised and offered a lifetime reward.

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Billionaire offers 100k monthly allowance, house, to grandmother who delivered donation to Cyclone Idai victims
The visibly elderly woman identified as Gogo (grandmother) walked from Mbare to deliver her Cyclone Idai donations in Highlands, Harare. Photo: Strive Masiyiwa/Facebook.

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The billionaire, with huge investments in telecommunications, also pledged a R15 000 monthly allowance for the woman for the rest of her life following her contribution to the victims of the the Cyclone, which rocked several African countries, resulting over 700 deaths.

Masiyiwa's reciprocation to the woman's good deeds followed an observation by Facebook user Dzokerayi Mu.

Mu reminded the tycoon he had used the woman's photo to highlight how people had came out in large numbers to aid the Cyclone victims but forgot to recognise her rare sacrifice.

She had carried the little aid material she had on a sack stacked on her head and walked a far distance to deliver the aid because she could not afford R8 for bus fare.

In his response to Mu, Masiyiwa said he would return good for good, acknowledging the woman as the face of pure generosity during the season of adversity:

"She gave more than us all. What she did is one of the 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. I will spend time in prayer with her. Then I'll build her house anywhere she wants in Zimbabwe."

He stated the house would have solar power and running water, reiterating how he admired people who acted in times of crisis.

"I will give her a monthly allowance of US dollars 1000 for life. It is not about how much you have. How many young men, and even women in their cars watched her carry that sack, and never asked to help?"

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