- Zimbabwe’s new first lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has won over the people with her elegance and human touch
- Auxillia’s willingness to help the poor stands in stark contrast to Grace Mugabe’s reputation for not caring about the people
- On Wednesday she stopped in a village and visited with a Gogo for over an hour
Zimbabweans have for the most part chosen to forgive and forget about the sins committed by former president Robert Mugabe. His wife, Grace, isn’t that lucky, the people of Zimbabwe still hold her in contempt.
This has become even more apparent as ordinary Zimbabweans fall head over heels for the new first lady Auxillia Mnangagwa.
Auxillia has proven a hit with ordinary people in the country for her easy elegance which she blends with a human touch. She, unlike Grace is willing to help the poor and as befits a first lady she has several charities which she supports.
Briefly.co.za discovered that Auxillia took time out of her busy schedule on Wednesday to stop and have an impromptu visit with a Gogo in a small village.
Auxillia stopped her convoy in the small village of Dahwa and donned a traditional African cloth before entering Gogo Mapfuvamhandu’s home.
Gogo Mapfuvamhandu’s life has been filled with tragedy, she has lost six of her eight children and is reliant on the goodwill of others for her daily meals. Auxillia brought some sparkle into the Gogo’s life with the visit.
Auxillia also donated food to Gogo Mapfuvamhandu and her family.
She later said as the mother of the nation, it was her duty to help the less fortunate, she admitted that it was a daunting task because so many people in Zimbabwe had been left destitute.
“We have a lot of work to do. This is not an isolated case. Many less privileged people across the country need our care and support. We strive to provide for them, especially the orphaned and vulnerable children,” she said.
Auxillia has committed herself to helping vulnerable children and wants to bring an end to the practice of child brides.
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