FORMER WBC welterweight champion Charles Manyuchi on Monday donated hampers worth over ZWL$70 000 to vulnerable groups living in Damofalls.
Stringent measures employed to stop spread of the coronavirus means, scores of people who rely on the informal sector are struggling to get by.
Manyuchi assisted the elderly, the disabled, orphans and widows, in Damofalls with the assistance of Masowe eChishanu leader Wydenge Kashiri.
Manyuchi said Damofalls is one of the areas badly affected by the lockdown and he had opted to help by providing the basic needs.
“We have donated a variety of groceries to help them through in the next couple of days, some of it produce I harvested at my rented plot in which I have decided to share rather than sell,” Manyuchi told Zim Morning Post.
“It is a small donation which is meant to bring hope to those affected. Sometimes it is good to share whatever little we have with those in need, and it is the reason why I took the initiative to help.”
Manyuchi said he would continue to do his best to help those “who need aid during these trying times.”
“Many people have lost their way of getting daily bread and are helpless but I have faith this pandemic will pass us by soon. I know how it feels like to go to bed on an empty stomach,” he added.
The champion boxer who was set to defend his World Boxing Federation title at the Harare International Conference Centre on April 4 before it was postponed due to the coronavirus, urged Zimbabweans to adhere to lockdown regulations.
“This pandemic is real and it has crippled the survival means of many families. We have to stand as one,” he added.