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Arcturus Toddler Injured In Helicopter Crash Discharged From Hospital

Arcturus Toddler Injured In Helicopter Crash Discharged From Hospital
Mutsa Mupamhanga (right) from the Tobacco Research Board hands over an assortment of goods to Minana, the daughter of the late Air Force of Zimbabwe pilot, Anita Mapiye, who was accompanied by the pilot’s mother, Eunice, (centre) and sister Preciuos Mapiye at Manyame air base in Harare on 01 July 2021

Arcturus Toddler Injured In Helicopter Crash Discharged From Hospital

Jada Fenyere, an Arcturus toddler who was injured when an Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) helicopter crashed on the Fenyere family home early this year has been discharged from hospital.

This was revealed on Thursday when AFZ donated an assortment of goods worth thousands of dollars to the families of victims of the helicopter crash that happened earlier this year.

The donation included basic commodities and clothes worth $140 000 from the Manyame Air Base community and Kutsaga Tobacco Research Board.

The incident claimed two AFZ pilots, Wing Commander Thomas Tinashe Manyowa and Flight Lieutenant Anita Mapiye, aircraft technician Flight Sergeant Tinodiwanashe Chikamhi and 18-month-old Jade Fenyere.

Speaking while handing over groceries to families, the deputy commander of Manyame airbase, Group Captain Maxwell Sakupwanya, said:

Yes, we know it takes time to heal from this painful experience, but we are also there to support and provide welfare to the families of our loved ones.

… Through this donation we are also welcoming a baby, Jada who was in the hospital two months ago, she was discharged last week so we are here to welcome him with these assortments of groceries including diapers, cereals and other essential foodstuffs.

… We want also to see Anita’s child growing up similarly to other children so will continue to provide the necessary support to the families.

Elias Mapiye, Anita’s father appreciated the support offered by Kutsaga Tobacco Research, saying it would go a long way in providing welfare and support for the baby.

Joseph Fenyere, Jade’s father also welcomed the development, saying AFZ is an organisation that shows a sense of responsibility.

Last month the AFZ also handed over property which included two double beds, a gas stove with a 9kg tank, a television set, blankets, cutlery and pots, a complete solar power unit, a kitchen unit, a wardrobe, food, a lounge suite and US$400 to the Fenyere family in Arcturus who lost their daughter Jade who was sleeping when the helicopter burst into flames.

Jade and Jada, who are twins, were both sleeping in their parents’ house when it was damaged by the chopper which caught fire on impact.

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