Senators house upsets locals

sekeramai_house3CHIHOTA - Zanu (PF) Senator for Marondera District, Sydney Sekeramais new house in the village, has attracted mixed reaction among villagers. (Pictured: Sekeramai's newly built house in Marova Village, Chihota)

Locals described the spacious and upmarket house as an extravagant and suspicious project. Sekeramayi was a respected prominent member of our community. He mixed easily with other villagers on his regular visits to the village. At funerals, his wife spends nights with bereaved families. He was one of us.

His new spacious house has created excitement and sent tongues waging among the community. As you can see, surrounding villages leg behind in development. Roads leading to Marova Village, where the Senators home is, resemble bush tracks. People continue to live mainly in ancient pole and dagga huts as they can not afford brick houses.


(Pictured: Sekeramai’s immediate neighbours live in dilapidated pole and dagga huts)

Villagers feel the Senator could do the locality good service by mobilizing resources beneficial to the struggling poor living in his neighbourhood. Sekeramais housing project did not directly benefit locals by at least creating employment at the construction stage. The speedy completion of the house shocked villagers who said previous projects initiated by the Senator in his area of responsibility were abandoned midstream.

Sekeramai is patron at Dhirihori Secondary School form five and six project. Construction of the school project was abandoned at roof level a few years ago due to lack of resources. The structure has since been vandalized while building material disappeared into thin air.

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