Go see Inno, Suncoast gifts elderly couple stand


MASVINGO- In an act that has become synonymous with Wicknell Chivhayo, who has been dishing out cars to Zanu PF aligned musicians, Suncoast Estate has also joined in and gifted an elderly couple with a stand during the official ground breaking ceremony of the state of the art housing scheme recently.

The husband, Naftari Brown Mapfumo (82) was gifted a stand after the Zion Christian Church brass band belted hit after hit and he took to the dancefloor much to delight of the guests as he gyrated on the dancefloor defying his age.

Mapfumo and his wife Tekla Murehwa (65) reside at Old Railways at a family house left by the father of Mapfumo in Masvingo, The Midweek Watch has learned.

Naftari Mapfumo and his wife at the groundbreaking ceremony.

“We are very happy to receive such a gift with my husband, we have been married for 24 years now and this is a dream come true.

“We will definitely try our best to build our dream house, for we have been living as a family at my father in law’s place.

“We would like to thank the Suncoast Estate Land Developer Mr Muzoroza for the kind gesture,” said Murehwa.

Suncoast Estate Housing Scheme launch was attended by Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in the Cabinet and President’s Office, Lovemore Matuke, Deputy Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities, Yeukai Simbanegavi, Masvingo Provincial Affairs and Devolution Minister, Ezra Chadzamira, Chivi North legislator, Godfrey Chibaba Mukungunugwa, Chief Director in the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works, Felix Chikovo, Masvingo City Town Clerk, Eng Edward Mukaratirwa, Masvingo City Council Mayor, Aleck Tabe and other senior Government officials.

Dep Minister Yeukai Simbanegavi (holding a pick) at the groundbreaking ceremony.

The guest of honor Simbanegavi said, “ We had a conversation with the land developer, Muzoroza recently and he highlighted that all classes in the society will be catered for in the gated community.

“We welcome everyone to this ground breaking ceremony of the Suncoast housing project which is a modern development project which is a huge land use urban development project consisting of 3 157 residential stands and the attendant social amenities that include commercial, industrial and institutional stands.

“Access to affordable and decent accommodation is a critical component of the government’s vision to create an upper middle income economy by 2030, by building modern houses.

Minister Chadzamira in his speech said “Suncoast must have all the security systems in place to protect the Suncoast Views residents hence digitalisation is also part of ensuring the safety of the people.

“At a time when the world and Zimbabwe are battling climate change Suncoast has developed modern designs with state of the art sewer and water reticulation systems that are ecologically friendly.”

Tadiosi Muzoroza, the brains behind the gated community which is the first of its kind in the ancient city told the guests that Suncoast Views will have everything under one roof and will also create employment for the locals during the development of the stands as well as construction of houses.

“We have set aside 4 hectares for industrial stands as a way of promoting employment, therefore increasing the GDP of the province, we are trying to make vision 2030 into reality.

“Gone are the days when we fold our hands and wait for the government to do everything. This is in line with the President ED Mnangagwa’s theme ‘Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo,’ ‘ said the respected lawyer.

The gated community is being developed in conjunction with the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works and the Ministry of National Housing and Social Amenities.

The massive project which dovetails into the country’s Vision of housing for all by 2030 comprises a 6-hectare town centre, 4-hectare industrial park with an average size of 500 square metres per stand, 7 300 square metres for ECD, primary and secondary school space, four stands for worshipping centres and one multipurpose stand.

There are 20 stands for open space recreation facilities, water reservoirs, fibre internet connection, state of the art roads with spacious space for pedestrians and vehicles.

Forit Construction which is also involved in the widening of Beitbridge Chirundu Highway is already on the ground opening roads, sewer and water reticulation facilities for prospective customers and those who have already purchased stands in the area and want to start building their houses.

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