Money, maize meal made easily available
JOHANNESBURG – South African-based Zimbabweans seeking to beat lockdown blues by sending money and basic foodstuffs back home have had their work cut out.
The ongoing lockdown measures meant to flatten the curve in as far as the spread of the world Coronavirus pandemic is concerned, has adversely affected especially SA-based Zimbabweans seeking to send basics back home, as their traditional means of sending through cross-border operators popularly known as Omalayisha have been cut out of business.
Only cargo careers and funeral services vehicles are allowed through the borders, but those are of no use to the ordinary folk trying to boos their needy relatives back home with basics.
Zimbabwean businessman, Gilbert Mabhena-Moyo, also a renowned social relief provider, has devised an easy to use model of sending money and especially the staple roller meal.
“Those who want to send cash or those seeking to buy especially mealie-meal for delivery to their Bulawayo-based relatives can bring it to us,” said Mabhena-Moyo in an interview with Africanvoice Global Sunday.
“We only charge an additional 10% delivery fee in Bulawayo. One can buy mealie meal by giving us money here in Johannesburg and the mealie meal will be delivered in Bulawayo immediately. One can buy from 10kg to 50kg at a reasonable price and have it delivered to their given addresses.”
Mabhena Moyo said Bulawayo residents who use their services would only be charged a 10% delivery fee, while there are measures in place to avoid physical contact during the corona virus pandemic, which include bank transfers and ewallet for those sending.
“Our delivery also covers rural areas like Filabusi town and Silalatshani business centre in Matabeleland South,” added Mabhena Moyo, who added negotiations were ongoing with potential partners in other parts of the country, after which they would immediately expand their reach.
Mabhena Moyo is a renowned community leader who, under his PDP, has done a lot of community projects like The Christmas Tree, in which they doled out Christmas gifts to Zimbabwean nationals in South Africa, free transport to Zimbabweans going home to vote and helping Zimbabweans with online permit applications.
Want to send money and or mealie meal to Zimbabwe to beat the lockdown blues? Contact PDP via:
Gilbert 072 150 2368
Whatsapp 079 665 8870