25-year old disabled tout is appealing for assistance in the form of a wheelchair
to enable him to move around easily when doing his job.
Nemera stays with his mother’s sister in Mucheke A and he makes money by
touting at old Croco Motors opposite Zuva Kyle fuel station along the road to
helps to load pirate taxes travelling from Masvingo to Gweru and Zvishavane.
is currently using a ramshackle wheelchair which is in urgent need of repairs.
close friend to Nemera said he felt for his colleague since the people who used
to help him no longer do so.
said some South Africa-based people had been his main source of help but they
were no longer coming.
said there was competition at his work place and sometimes he gets pushed around
by colleagues, making it difficult for him to find as much work as his fully-abled-bodied
am facing challenges like being shoved around by other touts when competing to
find customers. If I can get a new wheelchair, my work will be easier and I
will be able to make enough money of my own without relying on other people,”
said people with disabilities should be supported to be self-reliant rather
than to be condemned to destitution and begging.
have the spirit to work and not be a receiver of hand-outs. With the necessary
support, I can stand shoulder to shoulder with any other person who might have
physical advantages over me,” said Nemera.