The family of the woman who died together with her grandchildren in a house fire on Wednesday evening in Morningside suburb have made a impassioned plea to President Emmerson Mnangagwa and various organisations to assist them reconstruct the damaged house.
The house was razed down to the ground after its caught fire believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.
The incident claimed the lives of 55 year old Prisca Mushore, Stacey Mushore (13) and Brandon Moyo (9).
Speaking during the burial service held on Sunday at Makokoba Seventh Day Adventict church, the family spokesperson, Thabani Moyo said the house was a home to many and are appealing for assistance to reconstruct it.
“There is no house remaining just the house number, we are now appealing to the public, together with different organisation and the first family to assist us in this journey.
“We have seen the first lady doing many wonderful activities across the country, which is very good, we would greatly appreciate that the same hand would be stretched to us,” said Moyo.
He said even though they have laid to rest their family members, they need help to rebuild the house.
“The structure that has been left is isolated with no roof, no property, of which we are still appealing to say we are burying our loved ones but we are not burying the house as it has to be put back to normal so that the children of Prisca can have a home.
“We are not looking for a fancy structure but to put it back to its original structure,” said Moyo.
He added that the family was saddened as one of the children who died was a genius.
“Stacey wrote her grade 7 last year and wrote her six O’ level subject during the same time and attained 6A’s.
“She passed well her grade seven and she was expected to write her A level sciences this year,” said Moyo.
Former Miss Zimbabwe, Nadia Gori, the daughter to the deceased woman, described her mother as a loving person who pushed her to greater heights during her modelling career.
“She was a loving person, through Amakhosi days she used to push me in my modelling career , if she put her mind to something she really pursued it,” said Gore.