Zim Dancehall chanter Killer Thas delivered food parcels to some families affected by the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. This comes as the nationwide lockdown which was imposed by the government has left many in Zimbabwe without an income and food, at a time when the country is battling its worst economic crisis in a decade.
According to reports filtering in from social media, Killer T, real name Kelvin Kusikwenyu made the donation through his foundation, Killer T Foundation. The talented musician joins the list of social media influencers who are extending a helping had to those hard-hit by the effects of Covid-19. Last week, businesswoman and former Big Brother contestant Pokello Nhare started an initiative to help expecting mothers and single mothers during the national lockdown.
With most Zimbabweans informally employed and living from hand to mouth, Zimbabweans across the country have joined hands to provide relief for families worst affected by the national lockdown. Zimbabwe has been under lockdown since March 30 with tough restrictions on the movement of people and a partial shutdown of the economy in a bid to slow down the spread of Covid-19, the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Much to the anguish of many self-employed Zimbabweans, the government last week extended the 21-day lockdown with two weeks, citing that lifting the lockdown would have disastrous consequences and would put more lives at risk of contracting Covid-19. The government also added that the country has not yet met the requirements of the World Health Organisation (WHO) of lifting a lockdown in a country.