This is what Jesus told me: Gogo who couldn’t afford bus fare walks 2 hours to donate to Idai victims


People in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare have been donating food, clothes and other household essentials to victims of Cyclone Idai at the Presbyterian church.

One of the volunteers at the church, Natalie Detering, told the BBC she was taken aback as a woman turned up just before 07:00 local time, having walked for roughly two hours to deliver her donation.

Ms Detering said that the donor had said she couldn’t afford her bus fare but had walked all the way from her home because Jesus had told her to.

Among her donations, which she carried on her head, was a pot, a blanket and some of her clothes and a towel.

“I cried the whole day every time I thought about it,” Ms Detering said.

Zimbabweans have been donating their food, clothes and anything else they think will help to the people who have been affected by the flooding after Cyclone Idai.

People at this Presbyterian church in the capital Harare have been sorting through the donations.

Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique have been affected by the freak storm that has caused the deaths of at least 300 people and the displacement of thousands.


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