VICTIMS of the mysterious Chitungwiza blast will be some of the first beneficiaries of musician Alick Macheso’s deal with Nash Paints.
BY SILENCE CHARUMBIRA
Nash Paints, a construction concern, has engaged Macheso as their brand ambassador and have pledged to do all necessary paintwork on the three houses in Chitungwiza that were destroyed in January last year.
Macheso will sign a one-year deal with the company at Meikles Hotel in Harare tonight where it is expected he will also get a monetary package. The musician is Humanitarian Ambassador for the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS).
Speaking to NewsDay yesterday, Takemore Mazuruse, ZRCS spokesperson in charge of Macheso’s corporate image, said they feel honoured. He described Macheso as a born philanthropist who had done well in pushing their humanitarian drive. Mazuruse said Nash Paints were the right partners being in touch with the people’s everyday challenges.
“As part of our work, we were the first to respond to the Chitungwiza blast by providing temporary shelter, non-food and food relief items,” Mazuruse said.
“We had to go a step further by championing the reconstruction of the three destroyed houses together with other partners. Nash Paints weighed in with a full donation of paint and painting services of the three houses from first coat to the last.”
He said Nash Paints had also pledged to partner the Red Cross in its nationwide humanitarian work and said he hoped to champion a number of charity programmes with them.