Electrocuted young girl gets lifeline

By ZBC Reporter

An 18-year-old girl from Goromonzi, who was electrocuted by electricity cables in 2016, says her dream is to go back to school and start a new life despite the permanent disability she suffered.

While there is an old adage which says there is nothing in a name, the opposite seems to be true for Vella Misodzi, whose surname can be translated to ‘tears’ in English.

Vella had her left arm and leg amputated after a ZESA pole fell on her in 2016 and had to write her Grade Seven examination three days after coming from the theatre.

However, having failed to proceed to secondary school due to disability, her education dream is now back on track.

“I have waited for long to go back to school, but the problem I have is that my parents do not have any meaningful income to send me to a school with better facilities for a person with a disability like mine,” Vela says.

Her mother, Monica Kanunga, said, “My daughter wants an artificial leg, but we cannot afford it as it is now very expensive.”

Goromonzi Senator Watson Khupe appreciated the gesture, “Thank you very for remembering this girl and helping her start a new life. I hope she will be able to go back to school.”

A local charity organisation, Blessed Givers, has however managed to put a smile on Vella’s face after handing over to her a wheelchair and some groceries.

The organisation has also promised to assist vella to realise her dream of going back to school.

Polisile Chimhini of Blessed Givers told Vella, “We would like to assist you go back to school so that you realise your dream.”

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